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  • Twitter Sues 'Spammers' For Violating Service Terms
    In a first for the microblogging service, Twitter has gone to court in an effort to rid its site of spam. While spam generally refers to unsolicited email messages, Twitt ...
  • Less SPAM, More Social Phishing, IBM Finds
    The volume of fraudulent SPAM email has decreased sharply in recent years, but the bad guys may just be shifting their tactics towards social media, according to a new repo ...
  • Marketer Concern: Email Hit By Problems, Inbox Rates Drop
    Despite the rise of social networks and texting, marketers still rely on email as a highly engaging and measurable way to target consumers. New research, however, suggests that the chann ...
  • Jiffy Lube Franchisee Loses Bid To Dismiss Text Spam Lawsuit
    A federal judge has given the go-ahead to a lawsuit accusing Jiffy Lube franchisee Heartland Automotive Service of spamming customers with text ads for discounts. ...
  • Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Should Meet In '12 Olympics
    Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are among the world's elite swimmers, both are on line for several potential head-to-head meetings at the 2012 Summer Olympics and both are endorsers ...
  • Online Marketer Sued By Anti-Spam Purveyor
    A purveyor of anti-spam services has sued a marketing company for allegedly sending email ads after promising not to do so. The anti-spam company, Spam Arrest, sells a service th ...
  • Facebook Has Bead On Raunchy Spammer
    Who or what was responsible for Facebook’s most widespread -- not to mention raunchiest -- spam attack ever? The social network isn’t saying, but it claims to have identified t ...
  • Porn and Dead Dogs: Facebook's New Look
    What's not to like? Well, a lot actually. Facebook grabbed the world's attention yet again yesterday, as millions of users reported seeing a variety of NSFW images appearing in the ...
  • Google Sued For Group-Texting Service
    Google and its recently acquired social apps company Slide have been hit with a potential class-action lawsuit for allegedly sending SMS messages without first obtaining recipients' consent. ...
  • 10 Reasons Why Automated Social Media Listening Tools Fail
    Many listening platforms tout automated sentiment and natural language processing as premium features. But they are insufficient means to reach meaningful results. Skilled analysts must weed through spam and irreleva ...
  • Jury Dismisses Spam Lawsuit Against Legal Research Company
    A jury has cleared legal research company TheLaw.net and its owner, Mark Whitney, of violating a Washington D.C., spam law by sending unsolicited email ads to a local attorney. ...
  • Internet Users View Ads As Distraction
    What does it take to get Internet users to click on ads? With the average click-through rate at .09%, new research AdKeeper suggests designing ads that allow the Internet us ...
  • Judge Okays Spam Case For Fraudulent Facebook Pages
    The federal anti-spam law applies not only to ads sent to in-boxes, but also to commercial Facebook pages, a judge has ruled. MaxBounty, which runs a network for affiliate marketer ...
  • Yahoo, Microsoft Win Spam-Filtering Lawsuits
    A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits against Yahoo and Microsoft by the email mass marketer Holomaxx, which alleged that its messages were wrongly filtered as spam. None of those allegatio ...
  • Looking At Web Site Content Through Search Engine Eyes
    The search engine Blekko, which brought slashtags into vogue, recently gave BrightEdge access to real-time link graph information. Integrating the feature into BrightEdge's search engine optimization platform gives companies t ...
  • Feds Attack Spam Internet Sources
    Like Eliot Ness and Jim Mobile busting bootleggers, Microsoft and federal law enforcement agents have seized computer equipment from Web hosting facilities across the U.S. in what The Wa ...
  • Google Changes Algorithms, Sidelines Low-Quality Sites
    Google laid out details on how the search engine will filter results through an algorithmic improvement to its ranking, a change that impacts about 11.8% of its queries. This mo ...
  • FTC Brings First SMS Spam Case
    The Federal Trade Commission has sued an alleged spammer for sending unsolicited SMS ads to people's mobile phones. In one 40-day period starting in August of 2009, Philip Flora alleged ...
  • Google Gets Brand Hijacked By Online Pharmacy Scam
    A message containing text promoting a drug that prevents hair loss and links to a blog on a popular free blogging site bares the brand Google, but according to Symantec ...
  • Ascentive Sued For Tricking Consumers With Scareware
    A Minnesota resident has sued FinallyFast.com owner Ascentive for false advertising for allegedly using pop-ups and other online ads to trick consumers into purchasing unneeded software. "In essence, Ascentive false ...
  • Report: Top Facebook Advertiser A Bing Scam
    Based on research by comScore and Matt Cutts, head of Google's anti-webspam team, Facebook's third largest advertiser is a Bing affiliate scam site named Make-my-baby.com. Facilitated by affiliate compa ...
  • Spammer Ordered To Pay Facebook $1 Bil
    Montreal "Internet marketer" Adam Guerbuez has been ordered by a Quebec court to pay Facebook over $1 billion in spamming fines. The judgment, rendered in absentia, fined Guerbuez $100 U. ...
  • Twitter Hacked by Porn Sites, SPAM
    Either everyone on Twitter is getting into the porn business, or the microblogging service was temporarily infested today by a rather devious hack which distributed SPAM and promoted porn site ...
  • 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 ...