Looking for a job? If so you know it’s still tough out there. While the economy is showing signs of improvement, the job market is still rough in many sectors. Employers report getting an average of 300-500 resumes for each …

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After much ado about nothing, the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) finally woke up on July 1st and discovered that it was a real boy. In case you were living off world for the past few years, the law, which …

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Canadian Riding Association Denies Spam Accusation

A Canadian riding association is under fire after sending a politically tinged email blast to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The campaign generated many spam complaints and privacy concerns. The messages urged Chamber members to visit the Conservative Party of …

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Bitcoin Mining Botnet Shut Down

Greek police have made several arrests in connection with a Bitcoin-like mining botnet that was using both email campaigns and social networks to spread itself. Over 50,000 Facebook accounts were infected and over a quarter million computers. Facebook engineers were …

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Spam is many things. It’s irritating. It’s damaging to corporate mail systems. It’s potentially devastating, if its links are clicked. It’s sleazy and unsavory. It’s deceptive. It’s designed to make your life miserable, no matter the rasion d’etre for the …

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South African Company Pays Up After Losing Spam Suit

A South African company has agreed to pay a $6.032USD settlement after losing a lawsuit it had brought against the Internet Service Providers Association (Ispa) after it had been blacklisted as a repeat offender on the association’s “hall of shame” …

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Canadian Anti-Spam Law Leads to Flooded Inboxes

Canada’s tough new anti-spam law went into effect last week and it has had some unintended consequences. Businesses that dragged their feet are now scrambling to make sure they have consent from everyone on their mailing lists. This has led …

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Spam sucks. There’s just no denying that statement, but as a society, we’ve worked pretty hard to fight the scourge of pests, crooks, and criminals, developing sophisticated filtering and blocking technologies in order to protect those of us who don’t …

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June Spam Roundup

Summer is here! That means World Cup spam, travel spam, graduation spam, even penny stock spam! Spammers are definitely not taking any vacation time! Let’s take a look at June’s top spam headlines. Spamhaus to Release Beefed Up Databases http://www.computerdealernews.com/news/spamhaus-to-release-beefed-up-anti-spam-codes/34588 …

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Whew! For a newborn law that hasn’t even had its butt slapped by the doctor, the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) is sure stirring up a ruckus in the maternity ward. Just Google ‘spam’ or ‘CASL’ and take a boo …

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