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  • FTC Bans Company That Emailed Phony Domain Renewal Notices
    The Federal Trade Commission said this week that it has obtained a court order banning a Toronto-based operation from cheating small businesses by offering phony domain registration and search engi ...
  • Where Does That Short URL Lead?
    How many spam emails do you get daily? Spam emails account for approximatively 88.9% of emails sent in June, down 0.4 percentage points, sequentially. One in 306.1 emails got block ...
  • Comments On 1020 Webspam Projects
    Google's Matt Cutts asks what Webspam projects the company should work on in 2010, garnering comments that are worth an in-depth read. When Cutts asks a question, people respond. Mo ...
  • California Court Backs Vonage In Spam Lawsuit
    In a significant victory for email marketers, the California Supreme Court said Monday that Vonage didn't violate a state anti-spam law by using more than one domain name. The ruli ...
  • Microsoft Sues Alleged Spammer For Circumventing Filters
    Microsoft has sued Connecticut resident Boris Mizhen for allegedly gaming Hotmail's spam filters and sending unwanted emails to consumers. Mizhen, who previously settled a separate spam lawsuit brought by Microsof ...
  • Google's Experiment In Spam Reports
    Matt Cutts tells us that Google has put out a call to identify spam in five languages in the post. The company wants to drill down into Web spam ...
  • Guidelines To Avoid SEO Spam
    David Harry provides us with guidelines on understanding Web spam and how to avoid tactics that might put your clients' Web sites at risk. The tips cover a variety ...
  • New Tool Allows Consumers To Manage Behavioral Targeting Preferences
    Spam compliance company UnsubCentral will unveil a new service Thursday that enables marketers to allow Web users to manage the types of behaviorally targeted ads they receive. The new progra ...
  • Microsoft's Patent To Clean Up Spam
    Could a search engine effectively rely on searchers to help clean up Web spam in search results? asks Bill Slawski, pointing to a patent filed by Microsoft. The patent describ ...
  • Pardon the Interruption, But...
    In order to protect your sanity, I suspect you use every possible program to stop spam. You can divert it at the enterprise level or by using settings in yo ...
  • Judge Brings Reunion.com And Spam Suit Together Again
    A federal judge in San Francisco has revived a spam lawsuit against Reunion.com for allegedly attempting to entice people to join the site by sending them emails that appeared ...
  • Facebook's Funnel Into Google Renews Focus On Privacy Management
    Now, Google gives brands with fan pages a funnel to Facebook from the search engine. Although it's not clear if everyone's public pages will end up indexed in Google, exper ...
  • Tagged Wins Lawsuit Against Spammer
    Social networking site Tagged has won a $200,000 default judgment against an individual who allegedly spammed Tagged members by sending them messages with links to an adult dating Web s ...
  • Losing Argument: Study Finds Spam Works For Weight Loss Pitches
    While the email marketing industry has waged a PR battle to distance itself from an association with spam messaging, a new study offers some evidence that the willy-nilly mass mailin ...
  • Court Dismisses SMS 'Spam' Lawsuit
    A federal judge has dismissed a computer fraud lawsuit against a company that allegedly sent unwanted text messages, ruling that the messages didn't result in any monetary loss for t ...
  • Judges Can Spam Suit Against Epic
    A federal appellate court has upheld an order dismissing an Internet service provider's spam lawsuit against performance marketing company Epic Advertising. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesd ...
  • Google Cracks Down On Spam In Business Listings
    Marketers of local business listings have been waiting patiently for Google to get a handle on the onslaught of spam. Now something is finally getting done, according to Mary Bowlin ...
  • Tagged Settles False Advertising Allegations With N.Y., Texas
    Law enforcement officials in New York and Texas have extracted $750,000 from social networking site Tagged.com to settle investigations that the company engaged in deceptive email marketing. The agreement wi ...
  • 'Spam King' Ordered To Pay Facebook $711 Million
    A federal judge in California has ordered Sanford Wallace to pay Facebook $711 million for spamming its members. But it's unlikely that the social networking site will be able ...
  • Facebook Dethrones Spamking
    In lieu of a more traditional monetization model, Facebook might consider some legal work. The top social network was just awarded $711.2 million in damages after winning a ca ...
  • Dearest Sir, Nigeria Tackles Web Scammers
    Here's a shocker. The Federal Republic of Nigeria has reportedly had enough of Internet scammers, and law enforcement there have already shut down close to a thousand Web sites, a ...
  • Symantec Investigating Possible Twitter Botnet
    As if Twitter hasn't had enough problems trying to fend off malicious code taking down the site, Symantec Security Response Friday says it's looking into a botnet using Twitter ...
  • Email Marketer Wins Spam Lawsuit
    Handing a victory to email marketers, a federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an anti-spam campaigner against the online marketing company Virtumundo. In its sweeping ruling, t ...
  • How Email Marketers Battle Highest Level Of Spam In Two Years
    Marketers responsible for sending email promotions may find it more challenging to keep spam botnets at bay. Spam levels hit 90.4% of all email traffic scanned in June by MessageLa ...
  • Mobile Marketers Stand Together To Lobby FCC
    A recent court ruling stating that sending text message ads can violate a federal consumer protection law has spurred mobile marketers to form a new lobbying group. The new organizatio ...
  • Spam King Faces Hard Time
    Spam king Sanford Wallace could land in jail for criminal contempt of court if Facebook has its way. Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose, currently presiding over a lawsuit broug ...
  • Shut 'Em Down: FTC Alleges ISP Hosted 'Witches' Brew'
    The Federal Trade Commission has obtained a temporary restraining order against the Internet service provider Pricewert, alleged to have hosted "a witches' brew" of illegal material. "Pricewert recruits and collud ...
  • Facebook Fights Latest Phishing Scam
    Facebook was hit with another round of phishing attacks Thursday, cluttering members' inboxes with messages attempting to send them to sites to steal their login information. Users have been getti ...
  • California Softens on Spam
    On paper, California has one of the toughest spam laws in the country. The state allows anyone -- including consumers -- to sue for spam violations, and also provides th ...
  • Judge Tosses Spam Case Against ValueClick
    A judge in California has dismissed a $45 million spam lawsuit brought by Internet service provider Hypertouch against ValueClick. In a 22-page decision issued Monday, Los Angeles Superior Court jud ...