After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
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When Google accuses you of serving malware or spam from your web site it's a humiliating outrage. The company has improved their tools for you to recover your site and its reputation.
Australian online shopping company Grays has paid AU$165,000 for its breach of the Spam Act.
After some Dropbox users started seeing a sudden increase in spam, even if they only use their e-mail address for the file storage service, Dropbox launched an investigation and even hired experts to further look into the issue. The company has posted an update on its findings so far: zip, zero, zilch.
What if Facebook let you pay to promote your posts? That's exactly what the company is testing right now: the Highlight feature lets you pay to spam every single one of your Facebook friends.
Online scammers are switching from spam email to social-media attacks in the hunt for victims, according to security company Symantec's latest threat report
In a world where law enforcement is governed across different jurisdictions, criminals are exploiting the borderless properties of the internet to conduct online crimes and get away without even being challenged, according to Trend Micro senior architect of anti-spam and URL filtering Jonathan Oliver.
Rachel Fielding delivers a great report on how the company that sells Spam in England moved to Managed Print Services.
Payroll services company ADP Australia has inadvertently made a marketing email list accessible on the internet, exposing its customers to spam and phishing messages.
Do you ever wonder how Facebook fights spam? The company has released some details about the Facebook Immune System (FIS), which processes 650,000 actions every second.
Hotmail has seen the second part of a revamp that brings features such as one-click actions and multi-level folder support to the web service for the first time
Microsoft is adding more granular spam-fighting and organization tools to Hotmail between now and the end of the year, officials said on October 3.
UK anti-spam organisation Spamhaus must pay a token $3, not $11.7m, in damages to a US marketing company after placing it on a spam blacklist.
New standard renders traditional IP blacklisting approach unworkable, says industry expert, who also urges government agencies to stop using free Web e-mail for official communications.
Thanks to the thousands of users who click the "Report Spam" button on telemarketers, Google Voice is now able to filter out spam texts, voicemails, and phone calls.
The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) confirmed late yesterday that it wouldn't be implementing the limited filtering scheme being put into place by other Australian telcos, noting that the national network it is constructing is incompatible with the type of technology being used in the filter.
Google has made significant changes to its search algorithm in a bid to cut down on the amount of low-quality sites and spam returned in its search results, the company said on Thursday.It says that the change will lead to different search results being returned in nearly 12 percent of all searches carried out.
I found this example of gamification gone wild lurking in the dark corners of our spam filter. Razor blade company Schick is running a promo called Play it Smooth in collaboration with the video game Rock Band 3 (which itself is part of a long-running series that has recently been shuttered).
Over the past weekend, a number of Hotmail users reported that their Hotmail messages in various folders were gone. Microsoft officials said on January 3 that the company had identified the cause of the problem and fixed it. There's still a lot we don't know about this outage, however.
Cybercriminals have targeted LinkedIn users in a concerted spam attack, according to Cisco security company IronPort.
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