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Facebook Spammers Pulling In $200M A Year

  • Guardian, Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:06 AM
Just one form of Facebook spamming is now a $200 million-a-year business, The Guardian reports, citing data from some Italian security researchers. “Spammers posting links on Facebook fan pages to send people to third-party scam sites are earning $200m every year,” it reports. Ironically, meanwhile, “About 9% of the pages that users were directed to by spammers instead use Google's AdSense -- meaning that Google inadvertently gets a cut.”


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