Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

March 25th, 2015

Sending a text message or email, eating an apple or watching TV — each of these activities has a different carbon footprint. People around the world are getting ready to mark Earth Hour by turning out the lights on Saturday, but a long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions also contribute to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other planet-harming greenhouse gases. Total global …

CRTC fines dating service PlentyOfFish $48,000 under anti-spam legislation

March 25th, 2015

Canadian online dating website PlentyOfFish has paid a fine of $48,000 after regulators found the company violated its new anti-spam legislation. The CRTC says the fine was levied after complaints alleged PlentyOfFish Media Inc. sent emails that did not have a clearly labelled or easy-to-use unsubscribe option. PlentyOfFish was created by Markus Frind in Vancouver 12 years ago and now has more …

Today FM website and Twitter account have gone berserk with rogue horses

March 25th, 2015

What gives?

Beware ransomware email campaign

March 19th, 2015

Internal Affairs is warning people to beware of a ransomware email campaign that could cripple IT systems.

Expert: Clinton’s Emails Could Have Been Compromised By Third-Party Spam-Filtering Company

March 19th, 2015

Employees at a company that provided spam-filtering services for Hillary Clinton’s private email account could have easily copied or forwarded her emails without her knowledge, an internet security expert tells The Daily Caller. Marc Perkel, a tech entrepreneur and former systems administrator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, analyzed Clinton’s server configuration, the one she had …

Spring-clean your smartphone

March 17th, 2015

11 apps that can improve your phone's performance.

Christian group NCC orchestrated email spam campaign supporting Tony Abbott ahead of spill

March 16th, 2015

A conservative Christian group orchestrated a campaign to spam federal Liberal MPs with thousands of emails in support of Prime Minister Tony Abbott ahead of last month's spill vote.

Xbox One March update rolling out, includes screenshots, friend suggestions and more

March 10th, 2015

The latest system update for Xbox One is rolling out now via Xbox Live, Microsoft confirmed today. The March update for Xbox One includes the long-awaited option to take screenshots and then upload them, share them to Twitter and use them as the background of your system's dashboard. The update also includes other new Xbox One functions, including friend suggestions to help you find other Xbox …

POEA warns recruitment agencies against spam e-mails

March 9th, 2015

Recruitment agencies have been warned by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) against spam e-mails supposedly coming from the agency.POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac issued the warning after a number of recruitment agencies reported to him that they received e-mails purportedly coming from the POEA’s official e-mail address.The e-mail had “Notice of Suspension,” “Banned …

Canadian charged in spam scheme involving one billion email addresses

March 6th, 2015

A Canadian has been charged after computer hackers stole a whopping one billion email addresses from U.S. marketing companies in what authorities described Friday as one of the largest digital data breaches in history. One of the accused is David-Manuel Santos Da Silva, 33, of Montreal. Prosecutors allege he entered into a marketing agreement with the other two men charged that enabled them to …