Tag Results for spam (15)

  1. Major Spammer Shut Down

    The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was able to persuade a federal court in Chicago to freeze the assets and order the shut down of HerbalKing, reputed to be one of the largest spam e-mailers, for violating the Can-Spam Act of 2003, the New York Times reports this week. The Times story reported that SpamHaus, a nonprofit antispam research group, estimated that HerbalKing was responsible for sending out one-third of all spam at one point, which included everything from replica watches to (naturally) herbal pills. The FTC said that HerbalKing was …

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  2. Virginia Spam Law Is Overturned

    Last Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Virginia's unsolicited bulk electronic mail or so-called anti-spam law, "is unconstitutionally overbroad on its face because it prohibits the anonymous transmission of all unsolicited bulk e-mails including those containing political, religious or other speech protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution." As told in a story in the Washington Post, the Virginia anti-spam law was used to to convict mass e-mailer Jeremy Jaynes in 2004 on a felony for illegally spamming. Police at the time found in Jaynes's …

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  3. Blocking Spam on Your Cellphone

    David Pogue, the New York Times technology columnist, has a very useful blog today on blocking cell phone spam. A few weeks ago, he blogged about his and his wife's Verizon cellphones getting spam text messages, and his apparent helplessness about being able to do anything about it. After Pogue wrote his blog rant, he heard from an AT&T representative telling him how AT&T helps its cellphone customers from getting spam. He then found out that Verizon also has spam-filtering capabilities as well for its cellphones. I highly recommend reading Progue's blog entry …

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