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U.S. FTC goes after $10 M micropayment scam

READ your credit card statements – really The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has said it brought an action in U.S. Federal court that shuts down an identity theft scheme that stole more than $10 million from victims’ credit card accounts in small amounts and sent the...

The “Buy Twitter followers” lottery

This is wonderfully cheeky – a website popping up in a lot of Twitter spam called increasethefollowers(dot)info, that wants you to hand over lots of money with no real explanation as to how they’re going to make it worth your while. Example spam post: This is the...

A little free (bad)vertising goes a long way

Today I saw a Youtube account with an array of random World Cup moments cobbled together. Nothing particularly unusual about that, but what did leap out at me was the likely reason the reason the account exists at all – the World Cup stuff looks like a lure...

XXX top level domain approved

Like it or hate it, ICANN approves domain for porn PC World is reporting that the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today approved a dot-XXX top level domain for “adult” web sites. The decision comes after a decade...