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Facebook 'Spam King' Charged

Looks like it might finally be safe to click on those questionable links on your Facebook News Feed. The FBI on Friday charged the “Spam King,” Sanford Wallace, with allegedly sending some 27 million spam messages to Facebook users. Prosecutors say Wallace developed a program that breached Facebook spam filters and lured users to submit their account details. Wallace allegedly posted messages on Facebook users’ walls that looked like they were from the user’s friends and urged them to visit a website where their account details were logged. The program then reportedly redirected the account information to an affiliated website that earned Wallce “substantial revenue,” prosecutors said. Wallace turned himself in to authorities, but he maintains his innocence. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.