Beware, some Google ‘invites’ are really spam

OK, Google+, you’re a bona fide Web sensation now. Which is to say, you’ve inspired your very own spam.An e-mail claiming to be an invite to the search giant’s much ballyhooed answer to Facebook was making the rounds on Monday. But, turns out, it’s just one more way to buy illicit Viagra on the internet.
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-07-04/tech/google.plus.spam_1_google-sophos-new-social-networking-serviceAlso see:Google+ Growing Pains Produce Spam Storm
Google over the weekend briefly ran out of storage space for its Google+ notification tracking system. Unable to store the notifications, which get sent to Google+ users when others add them to their Circles or comment on their posts, Google+ re-sent the messages repeatedly, causing a minor spam storm.Google SVP of social, Vic Gundotra, apologized for the spamming on Saturday.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/google/231001339

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