This week, CNET's Robert Vamosi talks about spam with Matt Sergeant, senior antispam technologist for MessageLabs.
About two weeks ago, MessageLabs discovered that spammers were publishing to Google Docs. What this does, says Sergeant, is allow spammers to use Google's incredible bandwidth and also have a Web site that is never going to get blacklisted.
A popular blogger has ignited an uproar with claims that Twitter refused to take real action after she complained about harassment on the service. CNET News.com's Leslie Katz got the story from reporter Caroline McCarthy.
Microsoft wants to retrofit your desktop for the multitouch era. On Thursday, the company showed off a new, low-cost method for giving a desktop or wall display a touch-screen interface.
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ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley analyzes the latest twist in Microsoft's continuing efforts to build up its search business by itself in the face of Yahoo's holdout.
Everyone seems to be jumping onto the clean-tech bandwagon--the latest being a former CIA director. The timing couldn't be better after another record-setting day in the oil trading pits. But is the green movement building fast enough? CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica assesses the progress green technology is making … Read more
For years, biometric finger scanners have been used in ATMs and at the cash register. But there are problems with finger scanners. Researchers have demonstrated how a flat photograph or molded fingertip can easily fool these devices into giving a false approval. And while face recognition is improving, especially 3D facial mapping, these devices aren't yet in wide use today.