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29 Aug 2010
Here's the body of a phish purporting to tell me about a $386 refund from
the Canada Revenue Agency. Even disregarding the signature that says
Internal Revenue Service, check out that alt text and file name for the image.
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $386.00
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to
process it. <br />
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example
submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
<img height="340" alt="Fake CRA site"
width="450" /><br /> To access the form for your tax refund, please
href="URL of phish site">click
here</a></U> <br />
Regards, <br />
Internal Revenue Service
Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/truespam.html
09 Aug 2010
Earlier today, Google and Verizon offered a widely publicized "Proposal
for an Open Internet."
There's been extensive comment with
of reasons not to like it, but one I haven't seen is that the
proposal would make it much harder to filter so-called "mainsleaze" spam.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/googvz.html
08 Aug 2010
Back in 2007, the Seventh Circuit
sent the case back to the trial court
and it's been moving very, very, very slowly, mostly because E360 repeatedly
failed to respond when they were supposed to.
On June 11, Judge Korcoras made
He found plaintiff David Linhardt's estimates of his losses
rather unpersuasive, and awarded him $1 on claims of tortious
interference with prospective economic advantage, and $1 for defamation.
But he also awarded $27,000 for interference with E360's existing
contracts, based on one month's revenue from his three customers
Smart Bargains, Vendare, and Optinbig.
A few days ago, Spamhaus' lawyers filed a very clever motion to
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/she360again.html
01 Aug 2010
recent article, I read about increasingly intrusive tracking
of online users, which has lead to a proposal at the FTC
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said the system would be similar to the
Do-Not-Call registry that enables consumers to shield their phone
numbers from telemarketers.
Maybe I'm dense, but even if this weren't a fundamentally bad idea
for policy reasons, I don't see how it could work.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/donottrack.html
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