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  • First raid under new anti-spam law

    A Christchurch man has become the first person in New Zealand to be raided under the new anti-spam act, more formally known as the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act, that came into force in September.

  • Marketers over-reacting to new spam law

    Lawyers and other legal advisers are causing needless concern among marketers that they could be prosecuted if they fail to get explicit consent for promotional email, says Keith Norris, head of the New Zealand Marketing Association.

  • Four plead guilty to email, securities fraud

    Three US men and one man living in France have pleaded guilty to charges related to a stock manipulation scheme that included sending out tens of millions of spam messages to pump up the stock value of 15 companies, the US Department of Justice said Thursday.

  • Spam Code of Practice released

    InternetNZ, the Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum, the Marketing Association and The ISP Association of New Zealand today released of the ISP Spam Code of Practice.

  • Act provides teeth to fight ‘big, bad’ spam

    Complaints about criminal spam in particular will be dealt with more forcefully from Wednesday when the anti-spam act, more formally known as the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act, comes into force.

  • Spam surge precedes Xtra email issues

    There was a 50% increase in spam on the Thursday just before Telecom switched its Xtra email platform to Yahoo, says Thom Hooker, director of operations at Auckland-based secure email software developer SMX.

  • Mobile users in UK hate spam, says survey

    About two-thirds of UK mobile users hate receiving spam on their phone, according to a recently published report. But a surprisingly high 11% bought products as a result of receiving it.

  • ‘Scam-spammers’ are messing with our minds

    Spammers and scammers know how to work the mind games that make even the most sophisticated and sceptical computer users fall for their tricks, a researcher says in a just-released report.

  • Opinion: codes of practice require enforcement

    New Zealand’s Spam Code of Practice is insufficient in its present form and is purely cosmetic. There will be no visible improvement of services and ISPs will be allowed to ignore spam problems, as they will not be required to do anything material.

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