kevan + spam   35

Telegraph "spam", 1864 - CHM Revolution
"I have never had any dealings with Messrs. Gabriel, and beg to ask by what right do they disturb me by a telegram which is evidently simply the medium of advertisement?"
spam  history 
august 2013 by kevan
Evil Blog Comment Spammer just exposed his template through some error and the whole thing showed up in my comments.
"{In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much more|a lot more}
useful than ever before."
spam  via:newaesthetic 
april 2013 by kevan
Spam-erican Apparel « DIS Magazine
"As far as I can gather their process consists of ALPHABETICALLY(!) applying every single image in the Public Domain photography archive to every object Zazzle offers."
clothes  random  spam 
january 2013 by kevan
Untroubled.Org Spam Archive : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
"This directory contains all the spam that I have received since early 1998."
spam  email  history  via:leonard 
november 2012 by kevan
SimCity Social is an insidious spam machine. Sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts - PCGamesN
"SimCity Social tricks you into believing that other players are playing the game when they are not - and then it invites you to spam them with messages."
games  spam  illusions  via:zarba 
june 2012 by kevan
Researchers develop “HoneyBot”, Social Engineer IRC Users automatically | IRC-Junkie.org – IRC News
Terrifying prototype IRC spambot that talks to two people at once, getting its half of the conversation from the other person and, after a while, dropping its own links into the dialogue. "To make the users talk about a certain topic, Honeybot can insert probing questions into the conversation." TinyURL links were the most commonly clicked.
spam  illusions  camrad  via:zarba 
june 2010 by kevan
The new rules of viral marketing - Brand Republic News - Brand Republic
ASA ruling on the 'Shifty' hoax email ad. "Guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) stresses that the customer who passes a friend's details to the advertiser must confirm that they obtained the friend's consent."
advertising  lies  camrad  spam  via:qwghlm 
june 2009 by kevan
Facebook can ruin your life - Science, News - Independent.co.uk
"[A man] was ordered by magistrates not to contact his estranged wife, but when he joined Facebook, an automatic 'friend request' was sent to everyone on his email list, including his former partner. [He] was arrested and got 10 days in jail."
law  society  email  spam  design  via:currybet 
february 2008 by kevan
Annals of Technology: Damn Spam: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
The birth and history of spam. "After selecting six hundred West Coast [Arpanet users], Thuerk realized that he would never have time to call each one of them. [...] What if he simply used the network to dispatch a single e-mail to all of them?"
email  history  spam  via:lmg 
august 2007 by kevan
reCAPTCHA: Stop Spam, Read Books
Brilliant: "In aggregate, [CAPTCHA checks] consume more than 150,000 hours of work each day. What if we could make positive use of this human effort? reCAPTCHA does exactly that by channeling the effort spent solving CAPTCHAs online into 'reading' books."
books  web  spam  via:zarba 
june 2007 by kevan
Spamalot: A Toolkit for Consuming Spammers' Resources
"The Spamalot system uses intelligent agents to interact with spam messages and systems referenced in spam. The goal of Spamalot is to consume spam senders' resources by engaging the spammer in an unproductive conversation or information exchange."
email  spam  robots  illusions 
august 2006 by kevan
SpamPaint | comment spam bots draw nice pictures
Autogenerating abstract art from the text, colours and graphics of websites that advertise themselves in blog-comment spam.
spam  art  via:infosthetics 
august 2006 by kevan
Wired 14.06: 18 Days of Reckless Computing
Clicking every spam link. "My desktop is soon stuffed with pornography, MP3s in Arabic, and pirated copies of Tomb Raider. Within minutes, Explorer has a grand mal seizure - 95 pop-ups and innumerable error messages."
computers  spam  viruses  via:lmg 
june 2006 by kevan
Brad Sucks - Outside the Inbox
"Outside the Inbox is a compilation of songs inspired by and titled after the subject lines of mass-email (spam). I asked artists to choose a spam subject line and then write a song with the same title."
music  mp3s  spam 
november 2005 by kevan
Los Angeles Times: 'I Will Eat Your Dollars'
419 scammers. "Samuel said Shepherd employs seven Nigerians in America, including one in the San Francisco Bay Area, to spy on maghas and threaten any who get cold feet. If a big deal is going off track, he calls in all seven."
crime  spam  money  lies  via:zarba 
october 2005 by kevan
EULAlyzer
"EULAlyzer can analyze license agreements in seconds, and provide a detailed listing of potentially interesting words and phrases. Discover if the software you're about to install displays pop-up ads, transmits personally identifiable information..."
software  spam  law  download  via:brendan 
october 2005 by kevan
USATODAY.com - Spyware can constitute illegal trespass on home computers
"While the court acknowledged that this historical legal doctrine over time has applied to personal property (such as damaging or stealing a person's bicycle), the court [...] denied the motion, allowing the cause of action to proceed to later trial."
law  computers  crime  spam  web  via:ole 
october 2005 by kevan
The Telecrapper 2000 Telemarketer Interception System
"The Telecrapper 2000 (TC2K) is a computerized system designed to intercept incoming Telemarketing calls on the first ring, and then carry on a virtual conversation with the telemarketer."
phones  humour  software  illusions  spam  advertising  technology  via:leonard 
september 2005 by kevan
textOK - What if 1 text could tell ALL your friends and family in 1 go?
A bit grim: sign up and submit a list of contact emails, and you can text a number to mailshot those people the next time there's a terrorist attack in your country. Could also be used to synchronise detonations.
technology  phones  email  terrorism  spam  via:collision 
august 2005 by kevan
The New York Times > List of Schiavo Donors Will Be Sold by Direct-Marketing Firm
"The parents of Terri Schiavo have authorized a conservative direct-mailing firm to sell a list of their financial supporters, making it likely that [they] will receive a steady stream of solicitations from anti-abortion and conservative groups."
politics  religion  spam 
april 2005 by kevan
Vodafone VSPAM
Forward your Vodafone text-message spam to 87726, free of charge, and they'll go running to ICSTIS with it. (Does this still work? My Valentine's scam-spam is still pending, to them.)
phones  scams  spam  crime 
february 2005 by kevan
The Register: Interview with a link spammer
Perhaps it's more script kiddies, than generic spambots and manual life-pod slaves. "It could be argued that a website owner is actually inviting content to their site when they allow comments."
spam  interviews  cheating  money  programming 
february 2005 by kevan
Yahoo! News - Online School That Gave Cat an MBA Is Sued
"Investigators paid $299 for a bachelor's degree for Colby Nolan - a deputy attorney general's 6-year-old black cat - claiming he had experience including baby-sitting and retail management."
cats  cheating  crime  education  spam 
december 2004 by kevan
Spam As Folk Art
This has woken up again, by the way. Commentary and response to spam subject lines. "The xan swings his ax! The xan hits!"
humour  spam  weblogs 
november 2004 by kevan
Internet Week: Spam Drops After Hurricanes Hit
"A lot of the biggest spammers are based in and around Boca Raton, Florida. [...] When their power went out, they weren't able to spam."
spam  weather 
october 2004 by kevan
A visual history of spam (and virus) email
A pustulent scatter plot of spam, to a single inbox; date versus file size.
history  spam  viruses 
october 2004 by kevan
The Village Voice: O, You Cosh-Boned Posers!
The fine line between random spam-filler and avant-garde jazz poetry. Including a published poet who generated his work from fragmented Google searches.
poetry  random  spam 
september 2004 by kevan
SPAMSHIRT - We love you!
Spam subject lines on a T-shirt: from the offensively suggestive to surreal non-sequiturs. "USE THIS PATCH IMMEDIATELY!"
clothes  spam 
september 2004 by kevan
Spam Atlas
World map of where spam originates from. What's going on in south-east England?
maps  spam  world  filetype:jpg  media:image 
september 2004 by kevan
KEO: Your message
Alien spammers: an apparent email-gathering exercise masquerading as "submit 6,000 words to be launched into space".
scams  space  spam 
september 2004 by kevan
TPS Registration
The Telephone Preference Service - get yourself on the UK's do-not-call list. Must do this.
advertising  law  phones  spam  todo 
july 2004 by kevan
The Observer | Don't call us... ever
Wishy-washy cop-out-ending diary of the "average of one unsolicited call every three weeks" that a freelance journalist gets. "By next year, contact centres will employ 2.2 per cent of the working population."
advertising  law  phones  spam 
july 2004 by kevan
When SMS Saved a Life
An Indian mobile-phone provider gives permission for a user to spam a rare-blood-request SMS to a million users, with successful results.
medicine  phones  spam 
june 2004 by kevan
SPAMBlog - ooshy.spamblog001@blogger.com
Forward your spam and it's automatically published in their weblog. (Presumably the address is also getting natural spam, by now.)
email  spam  weblogs 
may 2004 by kevan

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