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Facebook hits back at EU regulatory crackdown

Facebook is in a bit of a pickle in Europe, with the regulators of several EU countries initiating investigations into how it conducts its business. Unsurprisingly, the social network isn’t happy. Its VP of public policy...
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Facebook says it’s ‘breaking new ground’ in fake likes crackdown

Facebook has spent the last six months cracking down on “fraudulent activity” on the social network, and specifically taking aim at fake likes. On Friday, it outlined some of its progress on that front. “New advances...
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Tumblr is terminating accounts for copyright infringement

Yahoo-owned blogging service Tumblr appears to be having a crackdown on music piracy. TorrentFreak reports that a number of users have posted copyright notifications from Tumblr based on takedown notices filed by industry...
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Social music app Mindie gets locked out of Snapchat

Messaging app Snapchat is on a drive to stop people using unofficial clients to access its service, after the ‘Snappening’ hack last year that saw thousands of private photos and videos leaked. That’s having a knock-on...
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Amazon boots FrostWire out of its Android app store

Amazon appears to be having a crackdown of sorts on torrenting apps within its Android ‘Appstore’, judging by its decision to boot out the FrostWire app. “In reviewing your app, we determined that it can be used to...
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Games-streaming service Twitch adds music library for creators

We wrote about Twitch quite a lot last year: it’s the service for livestreaming games – as in people playing games – that was attracting 45m monthly viewers when Amazon paid $970m for it in August. Twitch also dabbled...
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Instagram cracks down on spam as its valuation shoots up

Justin Bieber lost 3.5m Instagram followers last Thursday. No, not because of some spectacularly ill-advised photograph of him kicking a kitten. Bieber was the most high-profile sufferer of Instagram’s crackdown on inactive...
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Russian government set for ISP crackdown on illegal filesharing

Russia has long been seen as a copyright black hole by the music industry, from the days of unlicensed MP3 stores through to recent concern about music being shared on popular social network vKontakte.