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Thursday, May 27, 2010

IAB wants pan-EU support before labeling behaviorally targeted ads

After an investigation into the use of behavioral data for tailored online ads and pricing, the U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is trying to hurry through a method of identifying such ads to consumers. >>

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just 8% of businesses make online consumer protection honor roll

The vast majority of consumer-facing websites continue to expose their visitors to the risk of online fraud, according to a new survey by the Online Trust Alliance, despite an increase in firms who are employing online safety measures. >>

Monday, March 15, 2010

IC3 Annual Report: 2009 a good year for Internet scammers

Last year may have been hard for online businesses, but online scammers were raking it in, according to a report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). >>

Monday, March 15, 2010

British online shoppers should be read their rights

Despite being the savviest Internet shoppers and the biggest spenders in Europe, many British shoppers are unaware of their legal rights when purchasing online, according to a new U.K. government survey. >>

Monday, December 07, 2009

China pays for porn tip-offs

China has long waged a war against pornography, and lewd Internet content is currently high on the country's government's hit list. >>

Friday, October 16, 2009

U.K. and U.S. to scrutinize behavioral and price targeting

Officials in the U.K. and across the pond in the U.S. are investigating whether or not behavioral advertising and individually-targeted prices on the Internet violate the rights of consumers. >>

Monday, October 12, 2009

Massive click fraud ring detected and eliminated

The largest click fraud ring ever discovered has been detected and eliminated by Anchor Intelligence, according to reports out this week, saving advertisers millions of dollars. >>

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

UK to investigate online advertising, targeting

Online advertising, ad agencies and targeting companies are in the spotlight in the UK. The UK Office of Fair Trading has plans for a study which will look into online advertising and targeting to determine if some practices are detrimental to consumers. >>

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Brand fraud challenges marketers

A new study from the Chief Marketing Officer Council found that the down economy has led to marketers experiencing an increase in online brand fraud. >>

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Can-SPAM, now Can-m-SPAM

A new bill has been introduced in the US Senate to help block mobile spam. The proposed m-SPAM act is aimed at reducing unsolicited text messages by increasing government oversight of commercial mobile messaging. >>

Monday, April 06, 2009

New law halves Sweden's Internet traffic

One of Europe's most Internet-enabled countries has witnessed a sharp decline in traffic following the introduction of an online copyright law. >>

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

MessageLabs: March sees big rise in malicious websites

Almost 3,000 potentially malicious websites were blocked each day by MessageLabs during March this year. That's almost three times the number blocked during February. >>

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

After two years in decline, Internet fraud complaints on the rise

Internet crimes continue to steal millions of dollars every year from unsuspecting victims, and new data from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) shows that the number of complaints was up last year. >>

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

European agreement signed to improve online safety of teens

Cyber-bullying is on the increase, with over half of teens experiencing it in some European countries, found a recent survey. With the aim of stamping out cyber-bullying, and improving the safety of social networking users aged 18 and under, 17 Internet companies have signed a European agreement. >>

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

British government formulates new law to protect children online

The British government has taken further steps to protect children online. A new law will require that anyone employed by an interactive website aimed at children must not be on any lists banning them from working with youngsters. >>

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