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It is an unfortunate reality that the internet today is full of all sorts of spam. Like the physical mail used to bombard people with unsolicited material, e-mail does the same today, only in a more annoying manner. Learn ‘How To Stop Spam Mail And Keep Your Inbox Uncluttered’
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CAUCE Director Matt Vernhout takes aim at all the CASL Naysayers http://onlyinfluencers.com/blog/entry/casl-the-rebuttal
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CASL is more privacy law than anti-spam law - Word to the Wise

There are a lot of marketers out there that are really in a tizzy about CASL and about actually having to ask for and receive permission before sending mail to people. These are the same marketers who will tell you that they only do permission email.

https://wordtothewise.com/2014/07/casl-privacy-law-anti-spam-law/
Michael Geist, a law professor in Canada, writes about the new CASL law, why it’s necessary and why it’s more about privacy and consumer protection than just about spam. The law has at least three goals: provide Canada with tough anti-spam rules, require software companies to better inform consumers about their programs before installation, and …
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Neil Schwartzman
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Taking Down Botnets: Public and Private Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Cybercriminal Networks

http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/taking-down-botnets_public-and-private-efforts-to-disrupt-and-dismantle-cybercriminal-networks
Taking Down Botnets: Public and Private Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Cybercriminal Networks. Crime and Terrorism Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Add to my Calendar Time: 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen 226 Presiding: Senator Whitehouse ...
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Neil Schwartzman
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In Defence of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, Part One: Why Spam is Still a Problem and the New Law Will Help
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2014/07/defence-canadas-anti-spam-law-part-one-spam-still-problem-new-law-will-help/
Canada's anti-spam legislation took effect at the beginning of the month, sparking a steady stream of critical opinion pieces calling it an absurd solution to a mostly non-problem or "ludicrous regulatory overkill." The criticisms generally boil down to three claims: spam isn't a big problem, the law is ineffective because most spam originates outside Canada, and the law is overbroad because it targets legitimate businesses alongside fraudulent s...
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Neil Schwartzman
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Keep Calm and Get Consent: Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Takes Effect
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2014/06/casl-takes-effect-column/
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Neil Schwartzman
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Brian Krebs, who broke the Target security breach story last year, says cybercriminals are "some very bad people." He tells Terry Gross about how they have found creative ways to taunt him.
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Neil Schwartzman
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The cybersecurity expert sees a future in which data about every aspect of our lives is collected and analyzed. Only the wealthy will be able to have privacy, but even for them it will be infrequent.
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CAUCE is an all-volunteer Internet end-user advocacy organization. CAUCE has moved beyond its original mission of advocating for anti-spam laws, to a broader stance of defending the interests all users in the areas of privacy and abuse in all its forms on the Internet.

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CASL Draws First Blood
CRTC Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer issues $1.1 million penalty to Compu-Finder for spamming Canadians March 5, 2015 – Ottawa-Gatineau - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC’s) Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer today issued a Notice of Violation to Compu-Finder, which includes a penalty of $1.1 million, for breaking...
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Neil Schwartzman
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EE apologises over Orange 'spam' texts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28401866
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Neil Schwartzman
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E-blast from Conservative riding association causes headaches for Guelph Chamber of Commerce
http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/4623476-e-blast-from-conservative-riding-association-causes-headaches-for-guelph-chamber-of-commerce/
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Neil Schwartzman
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The CRTC says it has received more than 12,000 complaints, at an average of 1,000 to 2,000 per day, in the week and a half since the law came into effect
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Neil Schwartzman
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In ‘sexting case’ Manassas City police want to photograph teen in sexually explicit manner, lawyers say
http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/local/wp/2014/07/09/in-sexting-case-manassas-city-police-want-to-photograph-teen-in-sexually-explicit-manner-lawyers-say/
A 17-year-old is facing two felony charges for allegedly exchanging messages with his 15-year-old girlfriend.
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The idea that a teen can even be charged with creating child pornography over sexting is flat out ludicrous. The law is out of control.
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SENATE JUDICIARY PANEL SETS HEARING ON BOTNET TAKEDOWNS
 
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime and terrorism has scheduled a hearing for July 15 at 2:30 p.m. entitled “Taking Down Botnets:  Public and Private Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Cybercriminal Networks.”  The hearing will be held in room 226, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
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