Google Removes Misleading 'Spammy' Ads Targeting American VotersAccording to Google, search terms such as “register to vote,” “vote by mail” and “where is my polling place” generated ads linking to websites that charge fees for voter registration, harvest user data, or plant unwanted software on people’s browsers.
Russian Mastermind Behind Global Spam Scheme Arrested In SpainU.S. authorities are working to dismantle a global computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year.
Summer Weight Loss Links, Diet Pop-ups Are Perfect Clickbait For CybercrimeA new study found the promise of a dream body in time for summer can make even the most Internet-savvy users fall prey to spammy clickbait.
‘Spam King’ Pleads Guilty To Sending 27 Million Messages To Facebook UsersU.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Monday that 47-year-old Sanford Wallace of Las Vegas admitted in federal court in San Jose to accessing about 500,000 Facebook accounts and sending the spam messages in a span of three months.
Berkeley Email 'Spampocalypse' Brings 70 Strangers Together For Potluck PicnicAnyone needing a quick and dirty introduction to life in Berkeley should examine the great email storm of 2015.
Pinterest Accounts Hacked By Spam Showing Women's Butts, Diet AdsMultiple accounts of the social networking and media sharing site Pinterest were apparently hacked by a spammer with a fixation on women’s rear ends.
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.
Larry Magid: Parent’s Guide To Cyber SecurityOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and our technology analyst just happened to finish writing a guide for parents on this very issue.
Record-Breaking Cyberattack Hits Anti-Spam GroupA record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts said Wednesday.
Berkeley Councilman Proposes Email Tax To Fund Postal ServiceA 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.
Stopping Spam Text Messages From Your CellphoneIt’s the one kind of text message we all hate: spam. But there are ways to get rid of those dreaded ads.
Tech Firms Combine To Combat Phishing ScamsGoogle, Yahoo and other tech companies are working together to combat email “phishing” scams.
Facebook Warns Users Of Recent Wave Of SpamFacebook said Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users' pages with pictures showing graphic sex and violence.
ConsumerWatch: Cutting Out Spam And ‘Bacn’ From Your EmailChances are your email inbox is being filled with spam every day. The unsolicited unwanted messages can definitely clutter your inbox, but so can “bacn.”
ConsumerWatch: California Researchers Come Up With Solution For SpamA 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.