60-Seconds #313 : Google Link Removal schemes raise a lot of questions

Ever since the bottom dropped out of the Google AdSense revenue I've searched and puzzled for an answer without success. Then I began getting Link-Removal requests from sites I had vetted long ago. Then one day Chuck Green, owner of the Jumpola web site asked a question on Facebook. The comments to that question inspired me to share my experiences with Amazon affiliates, Google, Panda, Penguin, SEO, searches, link removal requests, and the cybercrime industry. July 26, 2014

False Advertising ???

True or False: Designers have disappeared from the web advertising world because they're no longer needed -- who needs a designer when you can blatantly use false advertising to entrap your audience to click. Good question? Have you fallen prey to this ploy? February 23, 2013

Hello, my name is Peggy...

Did you ever get one of those 419 Nigerian scam emails? Did you know what to do when you saw it? Of course you did. But evidently, many other people aren't as smart as you. If I replied, this is probably what I would write . . . October 20, 2011

Alert: Before you buy a vehicle online

You can buy almost anything over the Internet -- including clothes, a pizza, music, a hotel room, even a car. And while most transactions are conducted lawfully and securely, there are instances when criminals insert themselves into the marketplace, hoping to trick potential victims into falling for one of their scams. August 16, 2011

AMAZING video about stolen Mac

Recover stolen laptop? Here's the amazing video of how California police recovered a stolen laptop after a software program sent its owner photos and evidence taken on the Mac's camera. June 4, 2011

Beware bogus offers for Adobe products

Unfortunately, this goes on all the time -- and I would normally post this to the Safenetting or UGNN site -- but this directly affects DTG and Design Center readers, so I'm posting it here ... BEWARE : Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 phishing traps ... May 19, 2011

Pump-n-Dump is BACK

If you've been with me and 60-seconds since January of 2006, you'll remember my series of articles both here and at the UGNN.com site regarding "pump and dump" stock market scams. Well, the pump-n-dumpers are BACK! February 23, 2011

Beware Spyware on your Mac

Intego has discovered a spyware application that is installed by a number of freely distributed Mac applications and screen savers found on a variety of websites. June 14, 2010

Evil Twitter Tweets

It's a jungle out there. I always say that in my Photoshop Madness column. But when I mentioned it on FaceBook, Jeff Fisher and several others didn't seem to believe it. Then I get this flaming email about warning people! So I stalked a stalker from Twitter just to prove ... it's a jungle out there March 26, 2010

Apple spoofs Microsoft?

I was searching in Google for pages related to "user groups" and a rather interesting link turned up as #2 in the Google search engine. Wait a minute? Apple doesn't go with Windows? Here's what I discovered... February 4, 2010