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Consumers boycott brands in attempt to avoid spam

The majority of consumers feel that they are being spammed by brands online, with 75% adding that they would boycott their product or services as a result.


15/09/2016  |  Full story...

Facebook uses AI to beat comment spam

Facebook is using a new ‘deep text’ program to start scanning 10,000 posts a second in a bid to improve comments and catch spam.

03/06/2016  |  Full story...

Worst junk mail offenders revealed: Schools and retailers clog up inboxes

The majority of branded communications issued by companies has been branded as ‘irrelevant’ by consumers, with schools and retailers among the worst at spamming customers, according to new research.

23/03/2016  |  Full story...

Half of Brits find junk mail ‘more annoying than their commute ‘

The inundation of irrelevant communications and junk mail (both online and offline) is pushing consumer loyalty in the UK and Ireland to breaking point, with the majority (84 per cent) ready to take action against brands, according to new research.

15/02/2016  |  Full story...

7 in 10 Brits ‘do not see email as threat to computer security’

The majority of Brits (70%) do not know simply opening an email could expose a computer to cyber-attack, according to a new survey.

18/11/2015  |  Full story...

Spam emails at 12-year low

People are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time in the past 12 years, with less than half of all emails deemed junk, according to new research.

20/07/2015  |  Full story...

Email marketing frequency: How much is too much?

Consumers are more receptive to email marketing than perhaps brands think, with highly active email users will tolerate up to an average of five messages per week before complaints start happening, according to new research.

01/07/2015  |  Full story...

Billions of ‘branded’ emails are frauds- report

Nearly 21 billion emails appearing to come from well-known commercial senders did not come from their IP addresses – a possible indication of phishing attacks, according to a new report.

16/06/2015  |  Full story...

New Google Captcha ‘can tell you’re not a robot with a single click’

Catpcha spam guards can be annoying for users, but Google has revealed an improved version that can tell you’re not a robot with a single click.

04/12/2014  |  Full story...

The rise of SEO blackmail: Can people really link spam your site to death?

In recent years, Google has clamped down on link spam, with a number of major changes to its search formula. But as old ‘black-hat’ SEO tricks become obsolete, an even darker practice is on the rise: extortion emails.

01/09/2014  |  Full story...

1 in 12 Twitter users are actually bots

Twitter has admitted that 23 million of its 271 million monthly active users are actually bots- essentially computer programmes that tweet of their own accord without human help.

15/08/2014  |  Full story...

Gmail puts unsubscribe link next to emails

Google has now rolled out a new feature to help Gmail users get rid of unwanted messages more easily.

15/08/2014  |  Full story...

Email blacklists penalise marketers most during Christmas (Infographic)

Major blacklists can dramatically impact email performance, preventing senders’ messages from reaching subscribers. This infographic from Return Path highlights the relationship between blacklists and Gmail inbox placement, which is historically difficult for marketers to navigate. According to Return Path’s research, Gmail’s blacklisting companies cause inboxes to decline up to 58% of emails.

04/06/2014  |  Full story...

Top digital marketing data and case studies this week

Here are the top digital marketing data and case studies that caught our eye.

29/05/2014  |  Full story...

Google bots pass ‘human test’ by solving CAPTCHA puzzles

Google’s computers have solved the company’s own CAPTCHA technology used to detect whether a user is human or a spam bot.

23/04/2014  |  Full story...

Facebook clamps down on News Feed spam

Facebook is taking new additional steps to improve the quality of what people see in the news feed, clamping down on posts that use underhand ‘link-baiting’ techniques to entice users to click ‘like’.

14/04/2014  |  Full story...

60% of all web traffic ‘not human’

Nearly two thirds (61.5%) of all web traffic around the world comes from bots- both good and bad- according to new research.

13/02/2014  |  Full story...

The 3 biggest risks from new domain endings

Online domain registrar NetNames has issued a strong warning for online businesses to be wary of cybersquatters and fraudsters as the first wave of new domain endings are made available to the general public for purchasing.

12/02/2014  |  Full story...

Smart fridge and gadgets hacked for first time

A fridge has been discovered sending out spam, following a web attack that compromised a vast array of compromise smart gadgets, marking a new threat to the much-hyped 'Internet of Things'.

20/01/2014  |  Full story...

YouTube hit by spam as compulsory Google+ login backfires

Google has admitted its YouTube site has become riddled with spam after it switched to compulsory Google+ logins from users to comment on videos.

27/11/2013  |  Full story...

Google Play clamps down on unsolicited apps and ads

Google has updated its Play Store policies in a bid to crack down on apps that send ads and create shortcuts of websites on users’ homescreens without permission.

27/08/2013  |  Full story...

Google’s new Gmail ads spark controversy

Google has sparked controversy with its redesigned Gmail tabs, with users noticing they are getting ads from companies they did not sign up to receive.

Watch the Google promo touting Gmail's new features below:

25/07/2013  |  Full story...

The most wanted brands in email marketing: Dorothy Perkins, Sainsbury’s and Match saved from spam folder

New email data shows which brands consumers love enough to rescue them from the spam folder, including Apple, Amazon, eBay, Dorothy Perkins, Sainsbury’s and

26/06/2013  |  Full story...

Google tackles phone spam for US contest

Google has unveiled a new tool that could block nuisance phone calls, in a similar way to email spam filters.

09/04/2013  |  Full story...

Spam texters fined £250,000 by UK regulator

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is set to issue two monetary penalties totalling well over £250,000 to two illegal marketers who have been responsible for distributing millions of spam texts. The ICO has written to both individuals to confirm that the ICO intends to issue both of them with a monetary penalty for breaching the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), which regulate electronic marketing.

03/10/2012  |  Full story...

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