A group calling themselves “Artists Against 419” are asking Windows users to take part in their Mugu Marauder “art” project and take down the scam sites hosted by so-called “419 scammers”. The “Mugu” in “Mugu Marauder” apparently is the term which the 419 scammers themselves use for an intended victim target. The term […]
Russia’s Information Technologies and Communications Minister, Leonid Reiman, has stated that Russia has no intention of putting into place any sort of anti-spam law. Reiman was quoted as saying “I am against any kinds of filters and a special regime on the Internet. The web is developing rapidly and our task is to support it.â€? […]
Verizon Online is being sued by their subscribers for blocking incoming email from entire countries.
From Across the Pond, courtesy of Chris Hunter over at Spamfo: An article reports how a user who made a tsunami relief donation using lynx on Solaris was arrested due to the event being ‘unusual’ with the site operator deeming this a potential hack attempt. “For donating to a Tsunami appeal using Lynx on Solaris […]
From Across the Pond, courtesy of Chris Hunter over at Spamfo: Christopher Pierson, the sick man who sent a hoax mail to tsunami victim’s friends and relatives, has been sentenced today to 6 months in prison. Spamfo published the article previously entitled ‘Man pleads guilty to sick Tsunami hoax emails’, in the meantime Scotland Yard […]
From Across the Pond, at Spamfo: www.OptOutByDomain.com launches today in an attempt to rid domain name owners of spam.Â The aim of joining the registry is that a domain name owner will be able to opt out all domain email addresses at once; no more clicking multiple opt out links for the same spam. “I […]
It was the misfire heard around the world. The Register earlier this week reported that a German court had ruled that blocking email by content was illegal, stating that “The Higher Regional Court now has ruled that blocking email by content is unlawful as it is considered confidential in German law. Blocking is only allowed […]
Some of you may recall that Aunty told you about Christopher Pierson, the British man who skulked about the tsunami disaster support boards, and wrote to those who were looking for loved ones feared lost in the disaster that, indeed, their loved ones had perished (sick b*st*ard. Oops…did Aunty say that outloud?) Pierson may have […]
Wired news makes a very good point this week in their analysis of the state of the art in India. On the one hand, India has become everybody’s favourite place to outsource their tech support, and, issues of U.S. job drain aside, with good reason. Indian culture puts a high premium on academic achievment and […]
Word on the street was that Verizon for some reason known only to them had decided to block all (or at least nearly all) email which was not sent from inside of the good old USA.
Rumours abound that Verizon.net, the ISP branch of telecommunications company Verizon, Inc., is blocking inbound email communications originating from outside of the United States
It’s like the Lycos “Make Love Not Spam” project, only with all that concentrated computing power being focussed on the public good. The World Community Grid is an organization whose lofty goal is to “create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity”. They do this by harnessing the computer power […]
If you received spam today (and if you are reading this, and therefore by definition online, the odds are about 99.99% that you did), the odds are also very good that it came from the Good Old United States of America. Yes, that’s right, the spirit of entrepreneurism which made this country so great is […]