The dark side of online stores
The U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement Department, in concert with several European agencies, has shut down 132 websites believed to be selling counterfeit products.
The seizure was part of the controversial “Operation in Our Sites” program.
According to the National Journal:
Websites are seized under the authority of a warrant issued by a judge. The content is deleted from the site, and replaced with an image announcing the seizure. The program has tallied 1,630 seizures since launching in 2010, and the In Our Sites banner has been viewed more than 110 million times.
Read more here.
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