Spam

SPAM CITY

Inside a Reddit Sockpuppet Operation

According to multiple Reddit moderators, someone called "Aaron" has approached them to be part of a spam marketing campaign, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain-linked projects.
Joseph Cox
9.17.18
expiration date

UK Watchdog Now Pushing Premature Ejaculation Treatment Rather than Surveillance Reports

The Interception of Communications Commissioner (IOCCO) is a recently closed UK watchdog. But now someone is using the body’s website to push premature ejaculation treatments in place of important IOCCO reports on surveillance.
Joseph Cox
4.30.18
Trolls

The Canadian Who Allegedly Spammed Twitch Into Oblivion Got a Criminal Charge

Brandan Lukus Apple has a Supreme Court order against him.
Jordan Pearson
1.15.18
net neutrality

More Than 80% Of All Net Neutrality Comments Were Sent By Bots, Researchers Say

95 percent of all organic comments favored net neutrality, according to the analysis.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.17
Complaints

'No-Reply' Email Addresses Are a Plague

"If you’re allowed to send me an email, I’m allowed to send you an email."
Michael Byrne
8.28.17
Spam

This Dark Web Service Makes Spamming Hackers Ridiculously Easy

For 40 bucks, anyone can send Jabber spam.
Joseph Cox
4.13.17
Feeling the G-Forces

Google Wins Legal Battle Against 'Spammer' Over the Letter 'G'

Vitaly Popov, who registered a fake Google.com domain last year, was unlikely to ever win.
Joseph Cox
2.17.17
Spamalot

Google Is Battling a Russian Spammer Over the Use of the Letter 'G'

Vitaly Popov wants to keep control of his domain that looks nearly identical to Google.com.
Joseph Cox
1.31.17
Instagram

What's Tap Magic, and Why It’s Taking Over Instagram

Hearts all the way down.
Roisin Kiberd
1.27.17
Internet

Even Cybercriminals Get Spammed

Including Russian-speaking crooks.
Joseph Cox
1.24.17
apps

How to Stop Telemarketers and Robocalls Dead in Their Tracks

Burner, the mobile app that lets users create temporary phone numbers, is now working with Nomorobo to block spam phone calls.
Yael Grauer
1.17.17
Internet

Motherboard Is Not Spam

Those referrals in your analytics aren't actually from us. They're probably from a Russian spammer we interviewed.
Joseph Cox
12.7.16