"Adware, Spyware, Greynets, & Internet Fraud" Posts

Small Businesses: Keep your Important Data Safe

Data loss has become quite common nowadays owing to the increased communication within and between small businesses. It can have a great impact on the progress of a business. Fortunately, there is software available that can help you trace the …

Don’t Fall For Affiliate Scams

Editor’s Note: Usually we don’t reprint articles from other sites but this one, written by affiliate industry veteran Vinny O’Hare, on his blog VinnyOHare.com, was so relevant to the type of ridiculous scams seen frequently in the industry that

Major Online Forums Hacked by Affiliate Cookie-Stuffers

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Here at ReveNews we strive to provide content not previously published elsewhere. The following article by affiliate expert Geno Prussakov focuses on the recent news of cookie-stuffing in major forums. It’s a timely and important subject worth revisiting.

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The Ugly Underbelly of Affiliate Marketing

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I love affiliate marketing. There are many reputable, ethical merchants who sell quality products and services online, and many merchants and affiliates who use ethical methods to market those products and services. This article isn’t about those businesses; it is …

Cashing Out: Week of January 29th – February 4th 2012 in Online Marketing News

It’s official: Facebook’s $5B IPO filed

As anticipated, Facebook finally filed for its much-hyped IPO February 1 – one that could set the company’s valuation somewhere between $75 billion and $100 billion, the New York Times (NYT) reports.

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Risky Communication: Protecting Digital Attorney-Client Privilege

Our digital connection to work is often so constant that we forget to draw the line between personal and professional. You may want to draw that line more clearly based on a recent ethics opinion released by the American Bar …

The BHOs Have Won: Ebates Dines On FatWallet And Its Golden Rep

What do you do when one of the companies you trust least buys one of the companies you trust most? That scenario happened for me today as news came Ebates bought FatWallet. For affiliate industry advocates this news is simply …

Facebook May Prove That Spam King Is Not Invincible

If you’ve been on the Internet at any point in the last decade, you’ve likely seen the work of one Sanford Wallace. Also known as the Spam King or Spamford Wallace, this prolific and notorious spammer finally met his match …

CPA Network Swish Marketing Ordered To Pay $4.8 Million In Fines, Changes Name

After many complaints, followed by a full investigation, the FTC announced last month the final court order involving allegations of deceptive marketing by Swish Marketing and its officers: Mark Benning, Matthew Patterson, and Jason Strober. In large part damned by …

Malware Thriving On Facebook Apps

Ever wonder just how big the Facebook juggernaut is? Facebook reports over 500 million users spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook interacting with over 900 million objects (pages, groups and events) and 30 billion pieces of content …