Twitter as a flood rescue tool

April 14th, 2015

As a social networking tool used by millions, Twitter can be a great help in disaster operations, said researchers Tuesday who created real-time flood maps using data from tweets. Some 900 flood-related tweets per minute were sent in the Indonesian capital Jakarta during floods in February, Dirk Eilander of the Netherlands-based Deltares research institute said at a European Geosciences Union …

Letterman's Late Show Legacy for Email Marketers: The Subject Line

April 9th, 2015

They're your stage entrance, opening monologue and your hook — make each one a star.

U.S. bird flu outbreak accelerates as wild ducks migrate north

April 8th, 2015

The infected flock of 310,000 turkeys was the ninth case of the H5N2 flu in Minnesota in just over a month and the biggest flock yet to be confirmed with the disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The virus was detected at a facility west of Minneapolis that is owned by a subsidiary of Spam maker Hormel Foods Corp, the company said. Since the beginning of the year, the flu …

The Community Spotlight – 04/04/2015

April 4th, 2015

ZombiePie has a hot, new helping of community highlights for y'all from the past week.

How a prolific spammer built a 750,000-strong Twitter army to promote his scam

April 1st, 2015

They were promoting bogus diet pills.

Further claims about data selling

April 1st, 2015

An online prescription service, educational institutions and even a Government department are among those to become embroiled in the latest claims about the sale of confidential data.

Canadian anti-spam legislation off to slow start, but seeing results

March 31st, 2015

Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL) came into effect last July, two years after it passed Parliament, which was preceded by nine years of work. The two-year gap gave the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) time to prepare for its new role as an Internet cop and for businesses using the web to figure out how to comply. So far the CRTC has concluded only two …

Macro-based malware strikes again: How to keep your networks safe

March 30th, 2015

Bad guys have regained interest in macro-based malware, reports Microsoft and Trend Micro. Learn why vigilance is key to combatting it.

Warning on pension-scam data sales

March 30th, 2015

Companies found to have breached data protection law by selling people's pension pot details face fines of up to £500,000, the information commissioner has warned.

Pension Data Sales Claims Trigger Inquiry

March 30th, 2015

An investigation has been launched by the data watchdog into claims that details of milllions of people's pensions are being sold to cold-calling firms and fraudsters. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has described the revelations as "very worrying" and said it would be speaking to regulators and police. The paper said its undercover reporters were sold information about the pensions …