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How to get people to open your emails

How to get people to open your emails Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How to get your ads working, and whether PR […]

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TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses

TrickBot malware learns how to spam, ensnares 250M email addresses Old bot, new tricks. TrickBot, a financially motivated malware in wide circulation, has been observed infecting victims’ computers to steal email passwords and address books to spread malicious emails from their compromised email accounts. The TrickBot malware was first spotted in 2016 […]

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Superbacklash

Superbacklash Hot startup Superhuman has been getting some ‘backlash’ as happens now and then when someone notices the precise methodology that a startup is using to enable a really freakin’ cool feature set. We’re well into stage 2 now when, inevitably, the backlash itself gets backlash. The nut of it is that […]

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Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s B tech-free investment Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. […]

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We found a massive spam operation — and sunk its server

We found a massive spam operation — and sunk its server For ten days in March, millions were caught in the same massive spam campaign. Each email looked like it came from someone the recipient knew: the spammer took stolen email addresses and passwords, quietly logged into their email account, scraped their […]

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Periscope cracks on inauthentic behavior including fake hearts, follows, chats and more

Periscope cracks on inauthentic behavior including fake hearts, follows, chats and more Twitter’s video streaming app, Periscope, is cracking down on spam and, specifically, fake engagements. The company says it’s updating its policies around how it enforces its anti-spam rules, and is making improvements in terms of how those rules are enforced. […]

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Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules

Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain informed consent from web users for the programmatic ad industry’s real-time bidding (RTB) system to broadcast […]

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At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees Thousands of people trusted Blind, an app-based “anonymous social network,” as a safe way to reveal malfeasance, wrongdoing and improper conduct at their companies. But Blind left one of its database servers exposed without a password for more than a […]

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New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter

New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter. The malware itself is relatively underwhelming: like most primitive remote access trojans (RATs), the malware quietly infects […]

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ePrivacy: An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change

ePrivacy: An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking of the General […]

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