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Brit gets revenge on scammer by texting him all of Shakespeare

Bristolian Edd Joseph, having been bilked out of £80 on Gumtree, decided to enact revenge by DDoSing the conman's phone with thousands of texts.

By Mar. 18, 2014


Phone scammer or trustworthy solicitor? Software calls it

Japanese researchers aim to protect potential victims of phone scams by identifying "overtrust" in their voices when they interact with the bad guys.

By Mar. 20, 2012


Appreciating the diligent e-mail scammer

"The Globe and Mail's" Jack Kapica is one who can sympathize with all those earnest, hardworking e-mail scammers struggling to make a quick buck.

By Feb. 26, 2008


Android Wear, Project Morpheus and UK Chromecast in podcast 381

Sony has unveiled its latest add-on for the PS4, Project Morpheus, while Google has made waves with a new wearable OS and the UK release of the Chromecast.

By Mar. 21, 2014


49-ers fans buy Super Bowl tickets on Craigslist, get 'Go Ravens' note instead

Scammers are out in force online for the Super Bowl, as one California couple discover. They spend $5,900 and all they get is a FedEx and a taunt.

By Jan. 29, 2013


Tokyo subway straps beam ads to your smartphone

Strappy is an NFC technology embedded in subway straps that can direct your smartphone to advertiser URLs. Just in case you weren't already bombarded with enough ads.

By Jun. 3, 2012


Lover loses $200,000 to fake online girlfriend

An Illinois man believes his online girlfriend has been kidnapped in London, a report says. Sadly, she doesn't exist. And he's already wired her $200,000.

By Feb. 26, 2011


The Sun apologises for losing personal data in new hack

The Sun has apologised to thousands of readers who entered competitions and polls on the Sun's website after their personal details were stolen in a hack attack.

By Aug. 2, 2011


Regulators shut down global PC 'tech support' scam

The FTC announces a crackdown on a massive international computer tech support scam that allegedly swindled tens of thousands of consumers in six countries.

By Oct. 3, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1442: Netflix streams to the top, Xoom zooms to the bottom (Podcast)

Netflix reportedly will pay about $100 million to stream every episode of Mad Men: chump change, if predictions of an $800 million streaming TV market turn out to be true. Also, it seems that everyone wants to get in on the tablet market, but given reported XOOM sales of only about 100,000, it's possible the only tablet market there is is for iPads. Plus, AT&T iPhones and their dropped calls, and Obama goes to Facebook. -- Molly

By Apr. 6, 2011