Dutch telecom regulator OPTA has announced a crack down against several violators of EU anti-spam standards, including against both individuals and small businesses accused of spamming. EU (European Union) anti-spam standards are generally much tougher and tighter than are those in the United States, and include a requirement that recipients must
The United States Air Force has announced that it has gotten with the times. No longer prohibiting its members from using an instant messenger client to chat with people outside the company, such as loved ones back home, the Air Force has taken the bold step of embracing the technoloogy, and making it its own. […]
Forget upskirting and downblousing. What do you call it when you take a video of yourself during an..um…intimate moment – with a camera phone for chrissakes? How about this one: what do you call it when you take a video of yourself during an intimate moment with a camera phone, and then burn it to […]
The Federal Communications Commission today gave the nod of approval to allow wireless networking on airplanes. The intent is to allow the wireless access to piggy-back on existing air-to-ground radio transmissions which already exist in the cabin of the airplane. This would obviously be a boon for business travelers, Internet business owners, and spammers (just […]
Lycos Europe is offering a controversial new screen saver to Windows users (and Mac, as well). Marketing it under the “Make Love, Not Spam” banner, the screensaver is designed to send requests to view a known spam source’s website. The idea is that when a large number of users are all running the screensaver, during […]
Here is a cause you can really back, and it just doesn’t matter what your politics are. And if it does, well, shame on you. We call it “Gmail for GIs”, but the good folks over at Gmail 4 Troops call it a way to help troops who are stationed overseas and their families stay in touch. Gmail for the Troops is the brainchild of Wil Wheaton (yes, that Wil Wheaton) and his friend Drew Olanoff, and is sponsored by our own ISIPP.
The newest of the sinsister worm types of viruses, Sasser, has attacked Windows-based computers around the world. Even more insidious than its earlier siblings, Sasser scans the Internet for computers with the Microsoft security flaw which allows it to do its dirty work, and then Sasser installs a copy of itself there. And Sasser does […]