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Temporary Email Gives Users Edge on Spammers

Posted September 8th, 2017 at 8:40 am (UTC-4)
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Spammers around the world send out millions of emails every day, in some cases laced with malware or ransomware. To escape the inbox clutter, some users are resorting to disposable email addresses. That might curb spam, some security experts say, but it won’t stop targeted attacks. There is a range of free services that offer […]

Stolen Tumblr Data Up for Sale; US, Vietnam World’s Biggest Spammers

Posted May 31st, 2016 at 12:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: 65 Million Tumblr Account Records Up for sale on Underground Market A few week after Tumblr notified users it suffered a data breach, 65 million records showed up for sale on the dark web. The information is on offer on a dark market site called TheRealDeal, owned by the same person who […]

Tech Sightings, November 5, 2014

Posted November 5th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Germany’s Top Publisher Bows to Google in News Licensing Row Based on the findings of a two-week experiment, Germany’s biggest news publisher, Axel Springer,  says it scrapped a bid to block Google from running snippets of articles from its newspapers. China Proposes Tougher Rules on Text Message Spam China proposed stricter regulations on sending spam […]

Tech Sightings, May 14, 2014

Posted May 14th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Samsung Apologizes for Sick, Dying Workers in Its Factories Samsung apologized this week for not taking action to help sickened workers in some of its factories. Some of the workers died from their illnesses. One of the company’s CEOs said in a press conference a third-party agency will determine the amount of compensation the families […]