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Google Suspends Map Maker Following Hacks

Google Suspends Map Maker Following Hacks

There were some spam attacks and obscene edits that forced Google to shutdown its map maker for the time being....

May 12 2015, 5:27am CDT

Youtube Kids faces Possible FTC Investigation

Youtube Kids faces Possible FTC Investigation

Prominent Consumer and Child advocacy groups file today a complaint to ask the FTC to investigate the new Youtube Kids app for...

Apr 7 2015, 1:18am CDT

#Instapurge 2014: Instagram deletes Millions Of Followers from Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Many Other Celeb's Accounts

#Instapurge 2014: Instagram deletes Millions Of Followers from Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Many Other Celeb's Accounts

An Instapurge of sorts has occurred on Instagram in the current year. And the top 100 accounts have been affected....

Dec 19 2014, 4:15am CST

Apple script allows spammers to flood Apple's iMessage

Apple script allows spammers to flood Apple's iMessage

Apple's iMessage is a great messaging tool. But it appears that spammers have figured out a way to manipulate the system....

Aug 21 2014, 2:00am CDT

How To Delete Your Facebook Email Address

How To Delete Your Facebook Email Address

Four years ago, Facebook gave all of its users an @facebook.com email address they never asked for. Two years ago, they tried t...

Apr 25 2014, 2:15am CDT

MH370 Disappearance Triggers Fake Social Media Accounts Growth

MH370 Disappearance Triggers Fake Social Media Accounts Growth

With its route change, absence of radar signals from the plane, and the inscrutable actions of its pilots, the Malaysian Airlin...

Apr 8 2014, 1:34am CDT

Judge tosses class-action push for Google suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the...

Mar 19 2014, 3:26pm CDT

As Cyber Crime Matures, More Hacked Accounts Expected

As Cyber Crime Matures, More Hacked Accounts Expected

Last week’s arrest of Russian bank hacker extraordinaire Aleksander “SpyEye” Panin doesn’t mean online bank accounts are sudden...

Feb 3 2014, 11:47pm CST

Security Alert: The Alarming Lifecycle Of American SMS Spam

Security Alert: The Alarming Lifecycle Of American SMS Spam

Detailed graphics, blowing wide open the alarming way text message (SMS) spam spreads across the U.S., have prompted chief info...

Jan 27 2014, 10:05am CST

First documented cyber attack of smart appliances unveiled

First documented cyber attack of smart appliances unveiled

Over 750k malicious emails came from infected Internet of Things devices...

Jan 17 2014, 9:57am CST

US Carriers to Put an End to Cramming Charges

US Carriers to Put an End to Cramming Charges

Top three US mobile carriers, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, have decided to combine forces and put an end to cramming charges....

Nov 22 2013, 6:09am CST

Facebook Spammers Earn $200 Million per Year

Facebook Spam Yields $200 Million per Year

The spam content on Facebook is big business. It is reported to yield close to $200 million per year. Ways of eradicating this...

Aug 29 2013, 1:52am CDT

Apple Releases iMessage Spam Reporting Tool

Apple Releases iMessage Spam Reporting Tool

Apple now allows its iMessage users to report unwanted or spam messages. A new iMessage spam reporting tool has been launched....

Jul 31 2013, 4:00am CDT

Kirk Cameron Movie Ban on Facebook was Mistake

Kirk Cameron Movie Ban on Facebook was Mistake

Kirk Cameron made allegations that Facebook blocked users from accessing the trailer to his movie Unstoppable. Now Facebook res...

Jul 23 2013, 2:33am CDT

Apple’s Customer Data Privacy Rules Changed by Decision of German Court

Apple’s Customer Data Privacy Rules Changed by Decision of German Court

Apple is facing a lawsuit that will change its customer data privacy rules. A German court has ordered the computer giant to tr...

May 8 2013, 5:07am CDT

Dutch Man Arrested in Spain for Online Attack on Spamhaus

Dutch Man Arrested in Spain for Online Attack on Spamhaus

Spanish police have arrested a Dutch citizen alleged to have made an online attack against an anti-spamming site. The massive a...

Apr 27 2013, 6:30am CDT

Biggest Cyber Attack Ever Underway Slowing Down Internet

Biggest Cyber Attack Ever Underway, Slowing Down Internet

A Cyber Attack against Spamhaus is underway. Experts call it the biggest cyber attack in history. It is slowing down global int...

Mar 27 2013, 9:28am CDT

Twitter Says Most of the Stolen 55,000 Accounts Are Duplicates and Spammers

Twitter Says Most of the Stolen 55,000 Accounts Are Duplicates and Spammers

Does it really matter how many duplicates were stolen?...

May 9 2012, 1:30pm CDT

New Foul-Mouthed Spam Hack Hits Facebook: Are You Next?

New Foul-Mouthed Spam Hack Hits Facebook: Are You Next?

'Removing' it only spreads it further....

May 12 2011, 12:44pm CDT

April Fool's Day is Almost Here and ThinkGeek has Your Pranks

April Fool's Day is Almost Here and ThinkGeek has Your Pranks

Get your prank on!...

Mar 23 2011, 10:27am CDT

Google: "Spam is Up, We're Working On It"

Google: "Spam is Up, We're Working On It"

"Unless the spammers are friends of ours, of course."...

Jan 21 2011, 1:30pm CST

Do not search for Cameron Diaz says McAfee

Do not search for Cameron Diaz says McAfee

Security company McAfee identified actress Cameron Diaz as most dangerous celebrity to search for....

Aug 20 2010, 7:58am CDT

Facebook Dislike Button Is Malware?

Facebook Dislike Button Is Malware?

Of course it is....

Aug 17 2010, 10:42am CDT

Gadgets can ruin your Life

Did you just wake up and are already reading this on your iPad? Yes? You might have a problem. The NY Times has a lengthy story...

Jun 7 2010, 8:00am CDT

For Sale: 1.5 Million Facebook IDs

For Sale: 1.5 Million Facebook IDs

Nothing you do on the Internet is truly private. Most of is either shared by Facebook and their partners or used by Google to h...

Apr 23 2010, 11:06am CDT

Study Finds Most Tweets Are Pointless Babble

Study Finds Most Tweets Are Pointless Babble

In what has to be the least shocking finding in scientific history, market research firm Pear Analytics has found that 40% of T...

Aug 17 2009, 10:11am CDT

Marketers Threaten Twitter Over Spammers

Marketers Threaten Twitter Over Spammers

In a short span of time, Twitter has gone from a brand-new idea to a worldwide phenomenon. From Iranian revolutionaries to mour...

Jul 3 2009, 11:35am CDT

Disqus Discussions now available on I4U News

Disqus Discussions now available on I4U News

In the past years we have tried several times to deploy a commenting system on I4U News. The first home grown systems failed be...

May 25 2009, 1:30am CDT

BBC buys itself a little Botnet

BBC buys itself a little Botnet

The BBC tech show Click bought a botnet to show how at risk we are for cyber crimes. The botnet the BBC crew acquired containe...

Mar 13 2009, 6:00am CDT

ISPs Close Spam Firm Reducing Spam by 70%

Spam is certainly the scourge of the Internet for most users. According to BBC News, the amount of spam has plummeted since ISP...

Nov 13 2008, 6:56am CST

Spammers on Storm Botnet Make $3.5 million per year

Researchers conducted a study into spam to find out how profitable it was and how high the response rate to spam messages was....

Nov 11 2008, 6:28am CST

T-Mobile Loses Customer Data

The UK government isn't the only place personal data of citizens is being lost. T-Mobile has reported the loss of data on nearl...

Oct 6 2008, 8:10am CDT

MySpace Wins Record £165 Million from Spammer

According to Telegraph MySpace has won a record settlement against so called “Spam King” Sanford Wallace. The record £165 milli...

May 14 2008, 8:48am CDT

Today Marks 30 Years of Spam

Today Marks 30 Years of Spam

Today marks 30 years since the first spam message was sent and 15 years since the term spam was first coined. The term Spam is...

Mar 31 2008, 11:40am CDT

Japanese Authorities Arrest Spammer

Japanese Authorities Arrest Spammer

One of the worst things about the Internet age for many computer users is the huge amount of spam that we get in our inboxes ev...

Feb 22 2008, 1:21pm CST

Google Profiles the Key to Spam Free Email?

Google Profiles the Key to Spam Free Email?

Google introduces yet another services building block - Google Profiles. A Google Profile lets you have a coherent identity a...

Dec 16 2007, 2:29am CST

John Edwards Using Pinger Service to Keep in Touch with Voters

John Edwards Using Pinger Service to Keep in Touch with Voters

Pinger has launched what it calls a revolutionary phone voice marketing service. The opt in Pinger service is a promotional too...

Oct 29 2007, 12:43pm CDT

New UK company promises '100% spam free' e-mail

New UK company promises '100% spam free' e-mail

ClearMyMail has launched in the UK, and the site's creators are calling it the world's first e-mail provider that offers a "100...

Apr 4 2007, 12:00am CDT