Spam

01.05.16
Yahoo faces class action lawsuit over text spamming
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Yahoo faces class action lawsuit over text spamming

Sprint customers could get cash thanks to Yahoo Messenger's automatic text messages.

By J. Fingas,   01.05.16
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12.14.15
Researchers hide messages in a sea of spam
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Researchers hide messages in a sea of spam

The system mimics Tor by bouncing messages around servers, but shields metadata with fake 'noise.'

By S. Dent,   12.14.15
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11.19.15
People tweeted their phone number and got spammed with cat facts
11.19.15

People tweeted their phone number and got spammed with cat facts

A programmer teaches Twitter users who tweet out their phone numbers a lesson with cat facts.

By B. Steele,   11.19.15
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10.07.15
Google is purging hacked spam from your search results
10.07.15

Google is purging hacked spam from your search results

Google has tweaked its algorithms to hide sites hacked to include ads.

By J. Fingas,   10.07.15
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10.05.15
Add this: LinkedIn must pay $13 million to annoyed users
10.05.15

Add this: LinkedIn must pay $13 million to annoyed users

LinkedIn's spam makes for good cartoon captions, but cost the company dearly.

By S. Dent,   10.05.15
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08.25.15
'Spam King' guilty of posting 27 million Facebook messages
08.25.15

'Spam King' guilty of posting 27 million Facebook messages

Sanford "Spamford" Wallace has been scamming users since pre-internet times.

By S. Dent,   08.25.15
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08.17.15
FTC names its $25,000 counter-robocall contest winner
08.17.15

FTC names its $25,000 counter-robocall contest winner

The winning mobile app works a lot like your email's spam box.

By A. Tarantola,   08.17.15
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07.10.15
Google uses AI to rid your Gmail inbox of more spam
07.10.15

Google uses AI to rid your Gmail inbox of more spam

Spam is always annoying, but it can occasionally be disastrous. Google has now deployed its artifi...

By S. Dent,   07.10.15
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03.06.15
US accuses three people of stealing over a billion email addresses
03.06.15

US accuses three people of stealing over a billion email addresses

The US Department of Justice just announced three indictments for what one attorney called "the la...

By R. Lawler,   03.06.15
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