Leaked Media Defender e-mails reveal secrets

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) poisoning company MediaDefender suffered an embarrassing leak this weekend, when almost 700MB of internal company e-mail was distributed on the Internet via BitTorrent. The e-mails reveal many aspects of MediaDefender's elaborate P2P disruption...

Dutch man fined for 9 billion spam e-mails

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Dutch telecommunications regulator OPTA has levied the largest fine against an unidentified spammer whom authorities say e-mailed more than 9 billion unwanted advertisements. The Netherlands outlawed spam in May 2004. The man is being charged...

9 out of 10 e-mails Now Spam

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Criminal gangs using hijacked computers are behind a surge in unwanted e-mails peddling sex, drugs and stock tips. The number of "spam" messages has tripled since June and now accounts for as many as nine...

Microsoft Accused of Destroying E-Mails

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Microsoft Corp. developed policies stressing the systematic destruction of internal e-mails and other documents crucial to lawsuits it has faced in recent years, a California software company alleges. Burst.com, in court papers...

Hotmail restricts outgoing e-mails

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Microsoft's MSN Hotmail, a free Web-based e-mail service, has tightened restrictions on daily outbound messages sent by subscribers, a tactic it says will help curb spam. The Redmond, Wash.-based company on Friday said that Hotmail...

Volvo puts brakes on terror joke e-mails

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The Swedish car manufacturer has clamped down after workers sent each other inappropriate jokes and pictures of George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden. Fears of bad-taste humour following September's US terrorist...

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