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Craigslist and My New Sexy Friends

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Now I know two things. Routers are sexy. That's good to know. And, not a single offer to buy the router (at any price) or to ship it overseas. A low value product, with a low price point. Perhaps Craiglist hookers are looking for a cheap date? That's all I can guess.

Don't Let The Assassin Spammer Fool You

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology
Read More: Spam, Technology News

Well, I guess if you're gonna spam, you may as well spam all the way....

Laughable Online Censorship Attempt Won't Last a New York Minute

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the New York state government are attempting to pass a law that would ban anonymous comments online. Even if they actually passed the act, once it arrived in a federal court it would be tossed out in a "New York minute" (as they say).

Top 9 Spam-Sending Countries

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology

Receiving spam is never fun. Not only does it clog email inboxes, but it's also an easy way for cybercriminals to plant malware on your computer or tr...

Beware of Identity Foist

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.23.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Reading a warning about identity theft, I had an epiphany: I could foist my identity on an unsuspecting cyber criminal. Perhaps Boris in Odessa. This way I could avoid the legal fees of personal bankruptcy. My mother's maiden name is Connell.

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...

Is Spam A Threat To Your Business?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

Is spam a fact of your daily life? You're not alone. A survey of small and midsize companies by GFI Software found the spam problem isn't going away. ...

Twitter Swipes At Spammers

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 (Reuters) - Twitter filed a lawsuit on Thursday in a U.S. court against five websites that it ac...

Way Cool on the Cloud

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.13.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

I figured life on the Cloud would be awesome. I could hang with the cool kids, listen to the Grateful Dead, and smoke some dope while my iPhone, computer, and iPad were effortlessly integrated. It has been bitterly disappointing.

A World Without Facebook?

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

Consider the many ways you need to check in with your social network and the all-seeing, almost totalitarian power of the text message. Yes, communication is all-but-instant, but so is observation.

Spam Maker To Eliminate Cruel Practice

Posted 02.04.2012 | Food

Riding the coattails of Smithfield Food's announcement to stop using gestation crates by 2017, Hormel, the makers of SPAM, have followed suit. Hormel ...

Three Good Reasons to Snip a LinkedIn Connection

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

I end up deleting someone from my LinkedIn connection list about once a month, and always for the same reason: they've made it clear that they don't do a good job navigating business/social interactions.

WATCH: Tracy Morgan Talks Politics... Sort Of

Posted 01.05.2012 | Comedy

Tracy Morgan is a great late night interview guest. You can throw any topic in front of him and be assured he'll say something absurdly silly about it...

82-Year-Old Marine Vet And 'Spam Czar' Sends Thousands Of Care Packages To Soldiers

Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

Receiving a package from home loaded with treats when you’re thousands of miles away can mean a lot to a soldier, especially if it contains good old...

Email Is Too Cheap

Gernot Wagner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Technology
Gernot Wagner

The average time taken to respond to an email is greater, in aggregate, than the time it took to create. Email is too cheap to send. That, in a nutsh...

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.

SPAM Pie and Other Cooking Competition Winners

Anneli Rufus | Posted 12.04.2011 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Cooking contests not only make great reality TV. They also inspire creativity, attract publicity, and potentially raise money for charities while celebrating local products, industries and cuisine.

Discovering the Soul Is the True Ethernet -- the Hard Way

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Georgianne Nienaber

I accidentally deleted over 13,000 messages from my email account and didn't flinch. Well, almost. There was a feeling of panic, but it was followed by a Zen-like calm. Had I effectively erased the past?

57-Year-Old Mom Looks 56!

James Napoli | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

James Napoli is an author and humorist. More of his comedy content for the web can be found here. ...

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.

How The Meat Industry Turned Abuse Into A Business Model

Mother Jones | Tom Philpott | Posted 08.30.2011 | Food

As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-proce...

Behind The Scenes Of The Spam Factory

Posted 08.28.2011 | Food

Ted Genoways of Mother Jones recently scribed a behemoth piece on some shady occurrences at Quality Pork Processors Inc., better known as the processi...

Spammers' Bonanza At Amazon Kindle eLibrary

Posted 08.17.2011 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that...

Burger King Introduces Spam Burgers For The Women of Japan

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.15.2011 | Food

If there is one thing women love it's ... Spam? Well at least Burger King hopes they do. The self-proclaimed royals of the fast food industry will...

Anatomy Of A Spam Viagra Purchase

Technology Review | Posted 07.21.2011 | Technology

A sample of spam transactions finds most pass through just three banks, study finds....