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Study: Hotmail’s Spam Filters Are Better Than Gmail’s and Yahoo’s

Microsoft's Hotmail has a bit of a reputation for having inadequate spam filters. A new study by Cascade Insight, though, argues that Hotmail actually provides better spam protection than its competitors Gmail and Yahoo Mail. In the study, Hotmail offered slightly better performance than Gmail and was significantly better than Yahoo at detecting unwanted email. Microsoft,…

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Google Now Lets You Block Sites You Don't Like Directly from Your Search Results

A few weeks ago, Google introduced a Chrome plugin that allowed you to block sites you didn’t want to see in your results pages. Now, the search giant is taking this concept a step further and allows anybody to block sites right from the search results page. There is a slight twist to this, though. The link to the block feature will only appear after you have visited a site. So if you want to block a site that you deem to be offensive or of low quality, you first have to visit it before you can block it.

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Cyber Solutions: The Company That’s Spamming All Your Favorite Blogs

Have you this kind of comment lately: “Wow, Thats kinda crazy when you think about it dude” or “Wow, this really does make a lot of sense dude. Wow.” Usually it is followed by a link to a site like www.net-privacy.at.tc, www.anonymize.edu.tc or www.anon-tools.tk. You’re not alone. Virtually every high-profile site on the Internet that features comments is currently full of messages like these. Of course, comment spam is nothing new, but these guys are not only targeting high-profile sites – their comments actually make it onto these sites with alarming regularity and most are never removed by the site owners.