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Aug 12, 2014

Accused Obamacare spammer settles FTC charges

A company accused of sending unsolicited and deceptive email before the roll out of the U.S. Affordable Care Act will pay US$350,000 to settle a complaint from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The FTC accused Yair Shalev and his Florida-based compa... #Florida #Federal Trade Commission

Aug 14, 2014

Why spammers persist despite filters and well-informed users

Matilda Reich asked why, in a world where everyone knows about the dangers of spam, and every email program has a spam filter, these dreadful messages just keep coming. To put it bluntly, some people don’t get it. As George Carlin put it, “Think of h... #Florida #Federal Trade Commission

Aug 12, 2014

Google tightens Gmail spam filtering

Google is boosting Gmail’s ability to detect and block malicious emails from spammers and scammers that exploit similarities among Unicode characters to dupe users into clicking on bad links. Unicode provides a standard for character encoding for all... #Florida #Federal Trade Commission

Aug 06, 2014

What to do if you think Russian hackers stole your login, password

A ring of Russian hackers have allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be using that data to spam Internet users... #Florida #Federal Trade Commission

Aug 06, 2014

What to do if you think Russian hackers stole your login, password

A ring of Russian hackers have allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be using that data to spam Internet users... #Florida #Federal Trade Commission

Aug 06, 2014

The CDC's Ebola Catch-Up Game

As an extraordinarily secure isolation ward in Atlanta received its second Ebola victim Tuesday, New Yorkers awoke to tabloid headlines screaming about a possible third case of Ebola in America. A patient had presented to Mount Sinai with fever and a... #Barack Obama #Africa

Aug 20, 2014

French beach bans selfies after social media boasting gets out of control (and that includes hot dog legs and bikini 'braggies')

A beach in France has banned selfies after 30% of Brits admit that bragging is in the top five list of things to do on holiday. The Holiday Spam police will patrol 'No Braggies Zones' in Augus... #Barack Obama #Africa

Aug 12, 2014

Eight Twitterbots worth following

According to its own figures, some 23m of Twitters users are actually bots, which tweet automatically without human input. Here are eight you should be following According to Twitters own figures, there are significantly more robots on the social med... #Syria #Australia #Google Inc. #Twitter

Jul 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran joins Facebook's VIP-only Mentions app but will he stay?

In what might be an attempt to lure celebrities off Twitter, Facebook's Mentions app promises to make it easier for 'actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers' to interact with fans Urban music sensation Ed Sheeran is the first Brit to have r... #Mariah Carey #Arianna Huffington #Facebook #Kim Kardashian

Jul 31, 2014

Germany: the world's capital of penis enlargement

One in five surgeries takes place in Germany, according to data released by plastic surgeons. Find out what other aesthetic operations are popular worldwide UK cosmetic surgery statistics 2013: which are the most popular? It seems that spam emails in... #Mariah Carey #Arianna Huffington #Facebook #Kim Kardashian