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Text Spamming Lands Yahoo in Class Action Lawsuit

In an unexpected declaration from a Chicago federal judge on Monday, web giant Yahoo have found themselves faced with a class action lawsuit against them on the grounds of the sending of a large volume of…

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Virgin Media Spam Filter is Blocking Legitimate E-Mails

Not so long ago, Google stopped providing their e-mail service to ISPs which forced them to look elsewhere for an alternative. As a result, Virgin Media’s new e-mail platform doesn’t have a sophisticated and accurate e-mail filtering…

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FCC To Post List Of Robo Callers

A thousand a day may seem like an exaggeration but when you pick up the phone to the robotic voice saying you’ve just won a great deal or that they are offering you the same deal…

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Gmail Now Integrates Useful ‘Block’ Button

Gmail has finally implemented a long-overdue feature which allows you to block “disruptive” senders and automatically divert their message into a spam folder. The tool was launched yesterday for Web users and should arrive on Android…

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Spam E-Mails Drop to a 12 Year Low

Security specialist Symantec have conducted an extensive research programme into the amount of spam plaguing email inboxes. The results are fascinating and thorough scans reported less than 50% of received emails were junk, the lowest amount in the…

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Expect Irrevocable Robocalls and Texts With PayPal’s New Terms of Service

This Summer, PayPal is introducing new terms of service that allow the company to subject customers to compulsory robocalls and robotexts, and sell your details to third-party affiliates for the same rights. The terms, that take…

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Twitter to Re-open Unrestricted Private Messaging

We all know that the internet isn’t always as nice as we’d like it to be and Twitter can be the perfect example of just that, with people not always being the kindest of folks to…

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Three Spammers Accused of Largest Data Breach in History

The US Department of Justice has charged three men with what could be the biggest data breach in the history of the internet. The three spammers are accused of stealing billions of e-mail addresses from the…

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Instagram Spam Purge Jettisons Millions of Accounts

Since its popularity rocketed, photo-sharing platform Instagram has been plagued with spam accounts. To rectify the problem, Instagram staged a massive purge of users it deemed to be spammers, removing well over 20 million accounts. The…

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Anti-Piracy Campaign Set to Begin in UK

Oh no! Another anti piracy campaign that will change nobody’s opinion on piracy. Seriously, The UK government is starting a campaign next year that will involve sending people emails warning them that what they are doing…

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Gmail Add More Features To Fight Junkmail

Fed up of getting a constant stream of marketing mails, are you unable to find the unsubscribe link in the email, or maybe you just keep putting off removing your name from the mailing lists? Well…

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One Simple E-Mail Ended With Complete Worldwide Chaos Inside The BP Corporation

If you are an employee in a corporation, most notably a worldwide corporation, then you are most likely required to send out e-mails to different departments. That’s what happened at BP, where an employee wrote an…

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Gmail Spams Other People’s E-Mail Accounts Now?

After the incident about the Google services going down today, TechChrunch and Gizmodo also found some interesting things about Google’s Gmail services. If you are to search for Gmail on Google, you will get a link…

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Facebook Sues “Justin Bieber Sex Tape” Fake Link Spammer

Fake links are nothing new on social media websites, but it is not every day you hear about the site going after the people who did it, then taking them to court over it. Most cases…

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World’s Largest DDoS Attack Slowed Down the Internet

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly more common and visible these days, as tactics of political protest, of businesses getting one over on each other and so on. The New York Times is…

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Cisco Report Shows “Good” Sites Have More Malware Than Porn Sites

When it comes to catching viruses, malware and adware on the internet “word of mouth” will tell you that porn websites, pharmaceutical sites and gambling sites are some of the most dangerous out there. Cisco’s latest…