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These Must-Read Articles Will Make You Miss The '90s | Sasha Belenky | Posted 09.13.2013 | Media

1. "The X-Files," Like The Black Cat, Is Now 20 Years Old Nostalgia for the 1990s, that decade of pre-9/11 innocence, funky clothes and slow di...

What's It Like To Be a Spammer?

Quora | Posted 08.16.2013 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by an Anonymous User on Quora It's just like doing your regular work. Back in 2003 when I ...

How Spammers Are Profitting Off Of Boston Horror

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Technology

Just when you thought humanity couldn't get any worse comes the news that spammers are using the recent bombing in Boston and tragic explosion in West...

I Am Liking Your Spam a Lot

John Malik | Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy
John Malik

A short story inspired by all the broken-English Spam that my blog has received over the last few months.

How My 81-Year-Old Mother Ended Up Promoting Viagra

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

I suddenly thought that maybe this was my mother crying out for help. Maybe she's selling Viagra on the side, living undercover in Madrid, or trying to set up an adoption. The other reality might be one of the scariest things that can happen to tech-savvy elderly parents: getting hijacked on their computers.

Is There A Way To Outsmart Text Message Spammers?

| Posted 04.15.2012 | Technology

By Will Oremus (Click here for original article.) Two years ago, I got a text message from a number with a Las Vegas area code. “Thanks for vi...

There's a Special Place in Hell for Spammers

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As the web has gone from the edge of our world to the electronic center of how we live, spammers have taken up new evil ways clog not just our inboxes, but our lives.

Nothing Like a Little Spam to Remind You How Loved You Are

Samara O'Shea | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Samara O'Shea

Dear Hackers: What did you get from assaulting my e-mail account? Nothing. No one fell for your foolish ploy. What did I get? I got an amusing day catching up with friends and the therapeutic opportunity to clean up my contacts.

No Spam Filter? You've Got a Bigger Carbon Footprint

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

75 percent of this wasted energy is by us, the end user--consumed during all that time it takes us to delete the unsolicited junk. Therefore, having a smart spam filter is not only necessary for our sanity, it also has the global equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars of the road.

Internet Explorer Security Flaw Leaves Users Vulnerable To Crime

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed. The flaw in Mi...

Confessions of a "Nigerian Email Scam" Spammer

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I first became aware of the fact that someone had hacked into my Hotmail account and used it to perpetrate a version of the "Nigerial Email Scam" when my mom called me.

Report: U.S. Sends Most Spam Mail

ZDNet | Marcus Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. remains the world's biggest spammer, according to security firm Sophos, which on Friday released its quarterly report on the world's top spam...