Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Sky News catches spamming violation

Filed under
Security

Some British companies are still willing to send out large numbers of unsolicited text messages -- despite such practices being illegal.

For example, a Sky News investigation found that Telecom One Ltd., which runs two satellite television dating channels and provides downloads for mobile phones, was willing to send out 2 million unsolicited texts for about $90,000, and was not worried about the law, the network reported Thursday.

When asked about the venture`s legality, the Telecom One director who agreed to the deal said the activity was merely "bending the law."

The European Union effectively banned spamming 18 months ago.

United Press International

More in Tux Machines

IPFire 2.19 Linux Firewall OS Patched Against the Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities

Only three days after announcing the release of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104, Michael Tremer informs the community about the availability of a new update, Core Update 105, which brings important OpenSSL patches. Read more

Top Web Browsers for Linux

No matter which Linux distro you prefer, I believe the web browser remains the most commonly used software application. In this article, I'll share the best browsers available to Linux users. Chrome – No matter how you feel about the Chrome browser, one only need to realize the following: Local news still streams in Flash and Chrome supports this. Netflix is supported using Chrome. And of course, Chrome is faster than any other browser out there. Did I mention the oodles of Chrome extensions available including various remote desktop solutions? No matter how you slice it, Chrome is king of the jungle. Read more

Linux Kernel 4.4.22 LTS Brings ARM and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.5, renowned kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.22 LTS Read more

Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) 0.2.8.8 with Important Bug Fixes

The Tor Project announced recently the release of yet another important maintenance update to the stable Tor 0.2.8.x series of the open-source and free software to protect your anonymity while surfing the Internet. Read more