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Pinterest Accounts Hacked By Spam Showing Women’s Butts, Diet Ads

Multiple accounts of the social networking and media sharing site Pinterest were apparently hacked by a spammer with a fixation on women’s rear ends.

03/28/2014

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Larry Magid: Twitter Allows Direct Messages From People You Don’t Follow

Twitter is making a change to its site that will let users receive direct messages from people who aren’t following them back.

10/16/2013

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Larry Magid: Parent’s Guide To Cyber Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and our technology analyst just happened to finish writing a guide for parents on this very issue.

10/02/2013

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Record-Breaking Cyberattack Hits Anti-Spam Group

A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts said Wednesday.

03/27/2013

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Berkeley Councilman Proposes Email Tax To Fund Postal Service

A Berkeley city councilman has suggested that a tax on email may be wise way to help fund the United States Postal Service, according to the blog Berkeleyside.

03/07/2013

Google Nexus One (L) and Apple iPhone(R) (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Stopping Spam Text Messages From Your Cellphone

It’s the one kind of text message we all hate: spam. But there are ways to get rid of those dreaded ads.

05/09/2012

(CBS)

Tech Firms Combine To Combat Phishing Scams

Google, Yahoo and other tech companies are working together to combat email “phishing” scams.

01/30/2012

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Facebook Warns Users Of Recent Wave Of Spam

Facebook said Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users’ pages with pictures showing graphic sex and violence.

11/16/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Cutting Out Spam And ‘Bacn’ From Your Email

Chances are your email inbox is being filled with spam every day. The unsolicited unwanted messages can definitely clutter your inbox, but so can “bacn.”

10/03/2011

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: California Researchers Come Up With Solution For Spam

A team of University of California researchers has found what may be the best solution so far to spam. They are trying to convince U.S. Banks not to process transactions with three overseas banks overwhelmingly favored by spammers.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

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