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September 2009

Yahoo! Answers: Suing Facebook

Posted by | Humor | No Comments

I was genuinely trying to find out if there was a way to have certain pictures of myself removed from Facebook, until I found this: I like how all the others answers were, for the most part, completely correct – and yet the chosen “best answer” is ridiculous. UPDATE January 19, 2013: Question was deleted, removed link.

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Reducing E-mail Spam by Eliminating Public Listings

Posted by | Tips & Tricks | 3 Comments

I’ve been using Gmail as my e-mail service provider for a few years now, and due to their excellent spam filters, I’ve been able to ignore the continuous stream of junk mail hitting my mailbox every day. Despite their efficiency at identifying and hiding spam e-mails, I remain genuinely concerned about keeping my e-mail address hidden from the public view.  E-mails that are publicly available are easy targets for spambots, which are automated programs that scour the Internet for e-mail addresses. Once “harvested”, these addresses are sent junk mail, spam. Sometimes, however, it is desirable to have an e-mail address visible to the public – to do so, a special approach should be taken to protect it from spambots. For example, you can use services like reCAPTCHA…

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