A new journal article on doctor-patient email reveals (to me, for the first time) that the very first phone call was actually a call for emergency medical assistance. Alexander Graham Bell had just spilled battery acid on himself, hence his hurrie…
Overstuffing ourselves with bacn
As we reported earlier this year, more Americans than ever say the volume of spam in their inboxes is increasing.
Zombies and Alter Egos at the FTC
The Federal Trade Commission’s Spam Summit was an occasion to celebrate the (limited) success of the CAN-SPAM Act and to discuss the latest criminal threats online.
Spam Summit 2007
The typical citizen response to discovering that their computer is part of a botnet: “I thought it was running slow recently.”
37% of email users said spam had increased in their personal email accounts, up from 28% of email users who said that two years ago.
Is it weather spam or a public service announcement?
The first tropical storm of 2006 washes up interesting emails.
The Strength of Internet Ties
The internet helps maintain people’s social networks, and connects them to members of their social network when they need help. 60 million Americans have turned to the internet for help with major life decisions.
Big jump in search engine use
Nearly 60 million online Americans use search engines on an average day.
There is a new online cat-and-mouse game between the United States and China, the two internet superpowers.
Spam and Phishing
More than a year after the CAN-SPAM Act became law, email users say they are receiving slightly more spam in their inboxes than before, but they are minding it less.