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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...

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.

Show Me the Money

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Please write back to fill me in on the scandalous details and to arrange to send all of your money to my bank account here in the United States

My Imitation Future Lifestyle

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeffrey Shaffer

I need to hold off on procuring the imitation Rolex until I can augment it with an imitation BMW, imitation Armani wardrobe, and the all-important imitation second home in Telluride.

MSU Student Cleared of Charges, but Overzealous Spam Ban Remains

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Lukianoff

Many MSU decision-makers don't have a clear idea of the distinction between the use of university or departmental listservs and the general use of university e-mail accounts.

The Top 10 Worst Top 10 Lists of 2008

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

A good top 10 list is relevant, a little nostalgic and interesting. But a bad top 10 list? Now that's just good fun.

Desperate Times Don't Call for Spam: Eating Green on a Budget

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

We can't afford is to keep degrading our environment, our health and our local economies in the name of cheap food.

Facebook Awarded Record $873 Million In Spam Suit

Epicenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A federal judge has awarded Facebook with $873 million in a spam lawsuit filed this past August, but it's a symbolic victory unlikely to yield them mu...

Spam Sales Rising In Hard Times

New York Times | ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy is in tatters and, for millions of people, the future is uncertain. But for some employees at the Hormel Foods Corporation plant here, tim...

Anonymity Of "Obama Is A Muslim" Emails Constitutionally-Protected?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Emails saying absolutely anything about a candidate could not only be sent anonymously, but whoever sends them would actually be allowed to break any sort of anti-spam laws to do so.

Obama, What's With the Spam?

Ryan Blitstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ryan Blitstein

Okay, Senator Obama, I get it. This is the most important election of our lifetimes. It's crunchtime, and every last dollar counts. Blah blah blah.

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.

How Too Many Legal Contracts Are Costing Business

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles H. Green

What do work-for-hire contracts, email disclaimers and spam have in common? They are all getting ubiquitous, annoying -- and ineffective.

Sales of Spam rise as consumers trim food costs

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MILWAUKEE — Love it, hate it or laugh at it _ at least it's inexpensive. Sales of Spam _ that much maligned meat _ are rising as consumers are ...