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Beware the Google + scam hoax

Jul 5, 2011
If you see an invite to the still-exclusive service in your inbox, proceed with caution.
Posted In: google +, google plus, hoax, scams, spam
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Blekko releases Zorro to go after Spam-o

Jun 22, 2011
It's hard carving a niche for yourself in the search world. Everybody is so busy googling, it's hard to get them to notice you. But, Blekko has a...
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Spammers Ruin Everything, chapter 3,876,924: e-books

Jun 17, 2011
Amazon.com's Kindle e-book store lets you sell your own self-published books. That's very nice for authors who can't land a book deal or just want...
Posted In: Amazon, Kindle, spam
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Google getting busted for drugs

May 23, 2011
The search giant has been warned repeatedly by state and federal authorities about running ads for illicit pharmacies. Google makes a ton of money...
Posted In: Google, spam
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Demand Media attacked by Panda?

Apr 18, 2011
Panda is the code name for Google's recent big algorithm change aimed at wiping search spam off its search results. The idea is that when you...
Posted In: demand media, Google, search, spam
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Spam around the world takes a nosedive as Rustock is brought down

Mar 17, 2011
Just so we're straight on terms: a botnet is a network of infected computers remotely controlled by an operator to do things their owners don't...
Posted In: botnets, privacy, security, spam
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You can block search spam on Google

Mar 11, 2011
New feature on the search engine lets you block sites you don't want to see so they'll never come up again in your searches. You'll need a Google ...
Posted In: Chrome, Google, privacy, search, security, spam
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Google changes algorithm

Feb 25, 2011
We did a show on this a couple of weeks ago: /...
Posted In: business, Google, search, social media, spam, Web Culture
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Wallpaper your house with spam

Feb 23, 2011
For some reason, a new company is offering wallpaper patterns that feature frequently used lines from spam emails. Nigerian princes, prescription...
Posted In: email, Entertainment, social media, spam, wallpaper
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Mechanical Turk is 40.92% spam generators

Dec 20, 2010
This according to researchers at NYU. They investigated all new HIT requesters on Amazon's Mechanical Turk site for September and October ...
Posted In: Amazon, business, mechanical turk, privacy, spam, Web Culture

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