internet-scams

The science of Wikipedia flamewars

An international team of researchers has done the hard work of figuring out what Wikipedia editors spend all day bickering about.

‘I have a domain name to sell you’ is a terrible business proposition

In the future, sitting on domain names just won't be that profitable.

Why Nigerian e-mail scams are so crude and obvious

When a person emails you claiming to be a wealthy Nigerian prince, you’re not going to fall for it. So why don’t scammers try more subtle ploys? It’s not because they’re stupid, a new research paper finds. It’s because they’re trying to screen for gullibility.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 22, 2012
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