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Scarab Ransomware Pushed via Massive Spam Campaign
BleepingComputer
A ransomware strain known as Scarab, and detected for the first time in June, is now being pushed to millions of users via Necurs, the Internet's largest email spam botnet. The spam campaign started in the early hours of the morning (EU timezones) and ...

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The Outline

Spam is
The Outline
For a while, spam — unsolicited bulk messages sent for commercial or fraudulent purposes — seemed to be fading away. The 2003 CAN-SPAM Act mandated unsubscribe links in email marketing campaigns and criminalized attempts to hide the sender's ...

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Engadget

Steam tweaks community reviews to fight spam
Engadget
Valve has known that its platform Steam, the biggest marketplace for PC titles, has had a review problem for years. Groups of users abuse a game's rating by 'review bombing' them, propping up negative feedback with far more 'this was helpful' votes ...
News - Steam BlogSteam
Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Steam BlogSteam Community

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Yale's Endowment and the Return of Spam - Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Why Worriers (Usually) Get the Market Wrong (Wall Street Journal); see also Declutter Your Life. Declutter Your Mind. (Medium); The Buyback Boost Goes ...

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Engadget

New York AG blasts FCC for refusing to help fight net neutrality spam
Engadget
Were you frustrated that the FCC did nothing to look into bots flooding its public comment system with anti-net neutrality spam before deciding to kill net neutrality? So was New York. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has posted an open letter ...
New York attorney general says the FCC won't help investigate fake net neutrality commentsThe Verge
FCC Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for TelecomsNew York Times
FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rulesPolitico
Federal Communications Commission
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The Verge

YouTube accidentally flagged an official Google Chromebook ad as spam
The Verge
It's no secret that YouTube's algorithm for automatically flagging videos can be troublesome — recent issues have seen content creators getting their videos demonetized for seemingly no reason — but Google's latest faux pas might hit the company a ...
Google flagged its own Chromebook ad as spam on YouTubeTNW
YouTube's Spam Filter Wrongly Flags A Google Chromebook Ad As Spam & We Can't Stop LaughingIndiatimes.com
Google Flags Its Own Video As Spam on YoutubeTechFrag

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Herald and News

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls
ABC News
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Jen Vargas looks at a call log displayed via an AT&T app on her cellphone at her home in Orlando, Fla. The app helps locate and block fraudulent calls although some robocalls still get through. On ...
Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls | Business ...Herald and News

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Northwest Herald

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls | Northwest ...
Northwest Herald
NEW YORK – Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat ...

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National Post

Why spam is the foie gras of the grocery store and it's time we gave it some credit
National Post
Mostly, you have to get over the fact that you're eating Spam, a food with a name so vile it conjures up images of junk mail long before signifying anything delicious. Much like Guy Fieri, Spam is an easy punch-line. Its crude packaging, which features ...

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