Online world anxious over new U.N. regulations

Dec 3, 2012
Heavy hitters in the online world worry that U.N. regulation could stifle the Internet's future.

The surprising economics of spam

Aug 13, 2012
A look at the screwy economic model of that pesky inbox filler.

Spam texts, and how to avoid them

May 15, 2012
Millions of spam texts are sent each day. Here's what to do when you get one.

Spamming the 2012 election; tablets for bonobos!

Apr 2, 2012
Web security firm Impermium is charting the role of social media spam in the 2012 race for president. And researchers in Iowa are about to find out what happens when you give apes tablet computers. (Planet of the Apes, anyone?)

Big email companies and online bankers fight phishing

Jan 30, 2012
Tech companies Google, Yahoo, Microsoft are teaming up with financial institutions to launch a project to stem the tide of email phishing or malicious spam offers flooding inboxes and destroying trust in email.

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Facebook may get extremely yucky a lot more often in the future

Nov 18, 2011
A new type of scam fills Facebook feeds with images of porn, gore and violence.

Hotmail? Yes, Hotmail.

Oct 4, 2011
Microsoft announced that everyone's favorite first email program is coming out with new filtering options. In the era of daily deals and having to...