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If you're one of the lucky ones who landed themselves a Google+ account, you might have felt a little less fortunate when your inbox was bombarded by repeated notifications. Vic Gundotra, the Goog's social mastermind, took to the fledgling service to apologize and explain what happened. Turns out

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If you get just five spam text messages a day then consider yourselves lucky, as a Chinese mobile user could easily amass at least 30 messages daily, according to Cloudmark. Fortunately, said company has been working with GSMA and various network operators on building an SMS spam reporting system,

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If you recall, last year it was revealed that up to 35 percent of the world's spam could spring from one source: a bot known as Mega-D. According to FBI files acquired by The Smoking Gun, the bot infected over half a million computers and could sent ten billion pieces of spam per day. According t

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This statistic may or may not come as a surprise, depending on how closely you monitor your email inbox. Symantec has released an estimate that 92 percent of all email is spam, up from 89 percent last year. The good news? Phishing attacks declined 5 percent this year, and if we had to make a guess,

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Not that we haven't seen victories over SMS spammers before, but this one is sure catching a lot of attention due to the names attached. GSI Commerce and Timberland have reportedly agreed to \"establish a fund of up to $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against them for allegedly se

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Not that we haven't seen victories over SMS spammers before, but this one is sure catching a lot of attention due to the names attached. GSI Commerce and Timberland have reportedly agreed to \"establish a fund of up to $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against them for allegedly se

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We had a pretty good idea that not only was this whole \"Biggest Drawing in the World\" business fake, but also impossible. First, we were skeptical that DHL could make deliveries based on coordinate instructions. Then, we determined -- with little effort -- that the little campaign was a DHL ad. Now

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Spammers in the UK just got a little pick-me-up from the Information Commissioner's Office, which recently evaluated its rules and decided that Bluetooth was not covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which prohibits advertisers and marketers from sending unsolicited messa

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Spammers in the UK just got a little pick-me-up from the Information Commissioner's Office, which recently evaluated its rules and decided that Bluetooth was not covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which prohibits advertisers and marketers from sending unsolicited messa

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We certainly hope you dig the flavor of Russia and Estonia blended together in the morning, as your News Brews is probably cranking the mixture out en masse after reports that Russia has been waging a \"cyber war\" on Estonia for the past few weeks. Reportedly, Estonia's well-regarded networks have b

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In the fight against text message spam, Verizon Wireless just struck a decent blow to a pretty hardcore SMS spammer. The CDMA carrier won a judgment against Specialized Programming and Marketing LLC (what a cheeky name, eh!) and the company's owner, Charles Henderson. \"Specialized Marketing\" is nor

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Before we start, it'd probably be wise to point out that the SPIT we're referring to here is \"Spam over Internet Telephony,\" not the stuff that formed those puddles around the iPhone booths the other week. NEC thinks that SPIT could potentially be the next big spam threat, and considering that SPIT

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