Daily Archives: October 2, 2008

AP: What year was it?

Via Dafydd at Big Lizards we find an article from AP that states:

Bleak data released overnight in the U.S. added to fears for the world’s largest economy. Auto sales plummeted, and a key measure of U.S. manufacturing activity hit its lowest level since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2002 terrorist attacks.

Below is a screen shot including the url of the page.

The pertinent paragraph is below the Tidal TV ad (I’ve highlighted it below).

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Is the AP from this planet?

Is the AP from this planet?

ABC News is Spamming Me – Updated

At many different addresses.

Well, it’s probably not really ABC News, but each and every email has this:

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This message was sent to [whichever of my email addresses it’s sent to]

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To stop ALL email from ABCNews Newsletters, click here to remove yourself from our lists.

This email was sent by: ABCNews, 7 WEST 66th Street, New York, NY 10023.

I’ve unlinked the links there, but they go to www.respectyear.com/memberservices/remove.php; account.php; and privacy.php.

They also include the email address it’s been sent to and a session id number in the urls.

Every email comes from a different address and never an address that has anything to do with ABC or go.com

Subjects are generally one word like Orders or Support.

Update: some more subjects that have come in since:

Wake her up with your new long rod. (from kiwi)

Get the latest news on your health. (from Mila)

Personal huge discount (from berkant)

Breaking news (from see)

Hey, ABC News! Here’s something you can investigate. Someone is sending out spam emails using YOUR name.