America is top of the global spam league

July 23rd, 2014

It might not have won the FIFA World Cup, but when it comes to sending spam email, the USA is the undisputed world champion. According to the latest Sophos ‘Spampionship' report, for the fourth quarter in succession, the US is home to the most spam-sending computers in the world, responsible for 24.2 percent of all suspicious emails sent globally. By comparison, Germany, this year's World Cup …

Small businesses trying to deal with new anti-spam laws

July 18th, 2014

The law came into effect on July 1, and primarily targets emails sent for commercial purposes. Erin McGrath-Gaudet, P.E.I. director for CFIB, said a recent survey of its members found most were either unaware of or confused about the new law. "It's going to apply to all email communications that are sent out for commercial purposes."

New report claims Apple will release three different iWatches

July 15th, 2014

Is Apple taking a page from Samsung’s classic gadget spam playbook? G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claiming that Apple is planning to release three different versions of its fabled iWatch — one version with a 1.6-inch display and two different versions with a 1.8-inch display, with only one version having a display that’s made from sapphire. This new …

Pork Producers Prohibit Painful Pig Pens (Op-Ed)

July 9th, 2014

America's largest private corporation — rocked the food world when it announced plans to eliminate gestation crates from its supply system. Gestation crates are tiny cages that confine pigs so restrictively they can barely move an inch during their entire lives. The life cycle of a confined breeding sow is as such: the animal is locked inside a gestation crate and impregnated. She spends a few …

Facebook Takes Down Greek Bitcoin-Stealing Botnet That Hit 250,000 Computers

July 9th, 2014

Facebook has managed to take down a Greek botnet that used social media networks to spread malware, infecting 250,000 computers which were used to mine cryptocurrencies as well as stealing bitcoins, email passwords and banking details. The Lecpetex botnet ran from December to last month, and at its peak, compromised almost 50,000 Facebook accounts, whereby users would receive a spam Facebook …

The Phishing Expedition You Want to Avoid This Summer

July 7th, 2014

Take these 12 steps to avoid an undesired visitor to your company's information or personal data.

CRTC has received more than 1,000 complaints since anti-spam law took effect

July 4th, 2014

More than 1,000 complaints have been filed since the new anti-spam law took effect on Tuesday, says Manon Bombardier, the CRTC's chief compliance and enforcement officer. "We have received a number of complaints, and the numbers will keep going up for sure, but really for us the positive message is Canadians are seeing the importance of the legislation and they are reporting (spam) to the CRTC …

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation targets unwanted emails

July 2nd, 2014

Canada's anti-spam law took effect yesterday.

Spam maker Hormel buying Muscle Milk

July 1st, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Spam is bulking up on its protein with Muscle Milk.

Spam maker Hormel bulks up by buying Muscle Milk maker CytoSport for $450M

July 1st, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The maker of Spam is bulking up on its protein with Muscle Milk.