French Watchdog Takes EBay to Court

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The French regulatory authority, called the Council of Sales, said Monday that eBay's French site should be held to the same standards as other auction houses in France -- which must acquire a special permit...

Syria intensifying Internet crackdown: watchdog

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The National Organization for Human Rights in Syria has noted the country's government has stepped up its censorship of the Internet, blocking access to a string of websites critical of the regime, including some run...

Microsoft responds to Watchdog

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Microsoft has responded to claims by the BBC's Watchdog programme that it is charging excessive amounts for Xbox 360 repairs, stating that there is "no systemic issue" with the console. Last night's episode of the...

BBC's Watchdog Lays into 360

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Watchdog, a British consumer programme last night examined the fact that a large number of consumers consoles had died, just after the warranty had run out. It's a well known fact that some of the...

Winpooch Watchdog 0.6.4

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Winpooch is a Windows watchdog, free and open source. It watches running programs and prevents them from doing dangerous operations. This version of Winpooch also includes an antivirus (ClamAV) and can provide a real-time virus...

Japan antitrust watchdog bites Intel

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Intel's Japan unit tried to stifle competition by offering unfair rebates to PC makers, the country's antitrust watchdog said Tuesday in a warning to the chip giant. The warning was the Japanese...

China Blocking Access to Google News Site - Watchdog

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China is blocking access to the Web site Google News, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday, and accused the U.S.-based company of being complicit by filtering its Chinese-language site. The Paris-based group said...

Microsoft gives Japanese watchdog the brushoff

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Never one to let a government agency push it around, Microsoft has politely declined to follow the Japanese Fair Trade Commission's (JFTC) request that it alter sales practices when dealing with Japanese PC makers. ...

Ad watchdog cracks down on spam

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UK firms should adhere to new Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rules introduced last week, designed to crack down on spam, say experts. Organisations that adopt the ASA guidelines will be better equipped to...

Porn watchdog under fire

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Britain's online porn watchdog, the Internet Watch Foundation, has announced a new chief executive and a tough new policy on child pornography amid resignations and criticisms. The IWF was set up in...

Porn watchdog chief stands down

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Head of the UK's Internet Watch Foundation, David Kerr, is to stand down as chief executive after five years in the job. The IWF is the UK's only internet pornography watchdog and...

Ad Watchdog slaps AOL

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This month it's AOL's turn to be told off by the Advertising Standards Authority. In a recent national press ad, it went with its usual Free! Free! Free! approach (even though it never is for...

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