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Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Dear Mom, increase your size with Valtrex -- free trial offer. Subject: Trip home [Free miles when you sign up for our low-rate rewards card -- click today to increase your earnings!] next week.

UPDATE: Facebook email: spam killer?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Check out comment regarding fake Facebook identities, good new perspective. Okay, we don't know what'll be announced, but Facebook email could indeed...

Reality Check!

Wendy Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wendy Abrams

Let's put the Carnival Cruise ship into perspective -- it was not tragedy. Tragedy is the cholera outbreak in Haiti, where hundreds of thousands of people are left homeless from the earthquake.

Report: 95% of Email Is Spam: Threats Aimed at Facebook & Children's Searches

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

The Facebook Like button allows developers to use Javacript, which can also be used by bad guys to trick users into "liking" a page and then automatically recommending it to all their Facebook friends.

Europe Overtakes Asia As Top Email Spammer

Yahoo! News | 2 Hrs 35 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Europe has overtaken Asia as the biggest source of email spam worldwide with Britain a major culprit, a report said Thursday....

The Philippines Spamdex - How An Election Could Be Decided By Tinned Meat.

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

MANILA, Philippines - Manuel Villar is one of the front runners in next week's national election. He makes much of his humble roots. Born in a squalid...

Techno-Trash Floods Uganda

Herbert Busiku | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Herbert Busiku

The importation of dead clone computers into Uganda is enabled by unscrupulous business people taking advantage of unsuspecting locals and weak regulators. Sadly, no one is held accountable.

New Apple TV Coming Soon

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

You didn't think Apple was going to let GoogleTV go unchallenged, did you? The company is getting ready to launch a new, cheaper version of AppleTV.

Google TV Is Real!

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google TV allows you to watch and search both TV and web content and will be free after users initially purchase the service. It's going to be available this fall on Sony TVs exclusively at Best Buy.

Fighting Bots Is Everybody's Business

Joe Waz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Waz

Every one of us has to be a soldier against spam, bots, and other Internet abuses. You wouldn't leave your doors unlocked at home -- why would you leave your computer open to the world?

How Do You Handle the Bigots in Your Family?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cubias

I have a racist in-law. But then again, who doesn't? I don't see a lot of this guy, because my wife only begrudgingly let him back into her life afte...

Thanks to Spam, It's Not Junk Mail Anymore

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sarah O'Leary

If you want to reach your consumers in the internet age, tell the youngsters in the office that you're kickin' it old school with USPS.

Sanford Wallace: Meet The 'Spam King' Sued By Facebook

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Spamford has a reputation for sending unsolicited mail. The internet marketer was famously head of a company, Cyber Promotions, that sent as many as 3...

10 Ways To Spot An E-Mail Scam

switched.com | By Chris Morris — Oct 26th 2009 at 12:24PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The increasing flood of e-mail hitting your inbox can lower the guard of even the most cautious person. In the rush to keep up with important notes, i...

From The Pentagon To Monty Python: The Internet Turns 40

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Technology has grown by such leaps and bounds since 1969 that it's hard to conceive how things were before we all had access to computers.

Alan Ralsky: Spammer Gets 4 years in stock fraud scheme

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

DETROIT — A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Detroit man described as one of the world's most prolific senders of spam e-mail to more than fou...

Sorry "suzy," But It's Over Before It's Begun

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lea Lane

I hope you don't mind that I don't answer your email, suz. (Do you mind me calling you that? I can't help it. You have been so kind and supportive).

Top 10 Most Spammed States

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Idaho is already famous for its spuds but, computer security experts say, it also abounds in something else: Spam. Idaho is the most spammed state...

Michigan State University: Serious Student Complaints = Spam

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

We all hate spam, but censors, especially ones on college campuses, are remarkably good at bundling protected speech with speech that does not enjoy constitutional protection.

The Day My Twitter Boutique Turned into a Spam Bazaar

Catherine Ventura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Catherine Ventura

A few weeks ago I made a one-click mistake that transformed my controlled Twitter ecosystem into a blinding swath of incoming locusts, dust devils, and hail.

How To Spam-Proof Your Cell Phone, Inbox

ABC News | KIM KOMANDO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Spam is the bane of computer users everywhere, accounting for more than 90 percent of e-mail. And, now, cell phones are getting spam....

Rebranding Spam: Hormel Pushes Cheap Meats During Downturn

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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Dinner with Newt: Why Would Anyone Want to Attend?

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Your Invitation from Newt Gingrich Trolling through my e-mail spam collector stacked high with the usual Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Starwood, press r...

Hogwash Alert: How to Survive the Pandemic of Swine Flu Scams and Swindle

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

Long before you'd ever come down with swine flu, you'll be exposed to another kind of virus sweeping the world: A global outbreak of online scams preying on your fears of the so-called aporkalypse.

Green News Report - April 16, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Goodbye Tax Day '08, Hello Tax Day '09 (with big new incentives to sweeten the deal); Birds taking the long way home; "Green...