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  1. CRTC Signs On With Global Partners to Combat Spam

    Industry News
    Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with ten enforcement agencies from around the world in order to fight unlawful spam and unsolicited telecommunications. The global partners are:The Office...
  2. Take Time on Thanksgiving to Tackle Those Unwanted Phone Calls

    Industry News
    Are all the duct and window cleaning companies in your area calling you up for business? At dinner? Every day? Even if you’re on the national ‘do not call’ list ? Last July, the CRTC announced that it was launching a public consultation to come up with a better answer as to how to help prevent...
  3. U.S. still the Global leader in sending spam

    Industry News
    The United States remained the largest source of spam in the world in the second quarter of 2010 according to a recent Sophos report that lists the top 12 spam-relaying countries in the world. The company reports says the U.S. continues its reign as the king of spam, relaying more than 15.2% of...
  4. How to stop spam email from Fido

    Industry News
    Recently I got angry with email spam that I was receiving from my wireless phone provider, Fido Communications. Like most Canadians, realizing there is little that I can do about junk email, I  just delete all spam email from my Inbox and move on with my day. In addition, and as a note to all...
  5. U.S. retains dubious honour of spam leader

    Industry News
    The United States remained the largest source of spam in the world in the first quarter of 2010 according to a recent Sophos report that lists the top 12 spam-relaying countries in the world. The company reports says United States continues its reign as the king of spam, relaying more than 13%...
  6. Consumers continue to click on spam despite the risks

    Industry News
    A significant percentage of consumers in North America and Europe continue to click on spam emails despite the fact they know that bots and viruses spread through risky email behavior, according to a survey by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). About half of the users who responded...
  7. Report finds botnets responsible for bulk of spam

    Industry News
    Botnets are now responsible for sending almost nine out of ten spam messages according to a recent report from security software provider Symantec. Botnet is a term used by security specialists to describe a group of computers, called robots or bots, which run autonomously and automatically...
  8. Massive botnet returns from the dead, starts spamming

    Home Computing
    A big spam-spewing botnet shut down two weeks ago has been resurrected, security researchers said today, and is again under the control of criminals. Pretty fascinating article about how these criminals got the spambot net up and running again.
  9. Signing up for Primus eCare put me on the Primus spam email list!

    Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    If there is one thing in this world I hate, its marketers that spam my inbox by ignoring opt out policies or not even having privacy policies that are adhered too. Recently I signed up to the eCare profile with Primus where you are supposed to be able to administer your Primus account. I did...
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