A beta version of WhatsApp labels shows users messages that have been frequently forwarded. This feature could help users avoid sharing content that’s potentially spam or fake.
Apps/Software March 25, 2019
The default Messages app on Android is getting a new Spam Protection feature. It’s not clear how the feature works, but it should help users deal with unwanted spam texts going forward.
Google December 29, 2018
Apple is struggling with iPhone sales in India, but it may face an even bigger issue soon. The government may ban iPhones if Apple continues to refuse approval for an anti-spam app developed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
Apple July 23, 2018
The Google Phone app for Android has been updated to better handle spam. Users are now able to activate a feature that will automatically send suspected spam calls to voicemail without any notifications.
Google July 15, 2018
WhatsApp introduced a new feature aimed to curb the spread of fake news, spam, and scams. Look for the new 'forwarded' label and think twice whether to pass the message along.
Apps/Software July 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled Spam Classic, Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf, and other canned pork and chicken products due to possible contamination of metal pieces. There were reports linked to minor oral injuries after consuming the products.
Public Health May 28, 2018
Google says Gmail accounts seeing weight loss and growth supplements spam from Telus have not been compromised. This is despite the fact that the spam emails appear to have been sent from their own accounts.
Security April 23, 2018
Facebook has announced new changes to clean up its network and crack down on fake accounts. The company already killed 30,000 spam profiles in France ahead of the elections, but it's a never-ending struggle.
Internet April 16, 2017
A spam operation called River City Media spilled 1.4 billion email addresses and user details because its backups were poorly secured. The collection of files includes real names, physical addresses, IP addresses and even RCM's internal files and chat logs.
Security March 7, 2017
AT&T has officially launched its new Call Protect service to counter robocalls, offering automatic blocking and spam warnings to avoid spam calls. Here's what you need to know about the service.
Internet December 21, 2016
Apple has added a new Report Junk feature on iCloud.com to solve the iCloud calendar spam issue. Through the feature, calendar invites sent by unknown users can be classified as junk and deleted.
Apple December 12, 2016
Owners of iOS devices are reporting increasing levels of calendar spam on their iPhones and iPads. Here are a few methods that users can try to stop receiving the annoying notifications.
Apple November 29, 2016
There's a spam website making rounds on the web that looks almost exactly the same as Google, but it isn't. It leads to a spam site that could potentially steal information from unsuspecting users.
Internet November 22, 2016
OurMine has yet another hacking victim, and in the latest string of cyberattacks, the target is the news entertainment outlet Variety and its readers too.
Internet September 5, 2016
Google will make it easier to deal with spam callers after the latest update to Android reaches certain handset owners. The feature will be welcomed by both the consumer and enterprise sector, but there is a catch.
Apps/Software July 26, 2016
Sanford Wallace, the famous “spam king” of internet, will face jail time and a hefty fine for his malicious actions. The scammer was sentenced to jail after he sent out a whopping 27 million spam messages to Facebook users.
Security June 16, 2016
Reddit has a new block user feature to help users filter out any form of online abuse, ranging from spam to harassment and even trolls.
Internet April 7, 2016
Sen. Chuck Schumer called on phone companies to provide their customers the necessary robocall blocking technology. Robocalls not only produce spams and scams, but also create an avenue for bomb threats in schools, none of which were found true by the police.
Legal March 7, 2016
Why are trolls from Brazil spamming the Instagram of former 'Everybody Hates Chris' star Tyler James Williams for no particular reason?
Movies/TV Shows February 16, 2016
Someone sent spam emails throughout the University of Michigan, under the name of 'Hotline Bling Bling Boi.'
Internet Culture February 11, 2016
Google has given its Gmail a needed update: Gmail now hunts down users' Spam folder for missing emails. Previously, the only component of Gmail that has been indexed, apart from users' Inbox, is the Trash.
Apps/Software November 10, 2015
LinkedIn sent an email to its members to let them know it was sued over sending unwanted emails. It agreed that it will pay $13 million into a settlement fund.
Legal October 5, 2015
YouTube is now ‘confident’ it can tell between real people and spam bots, which is why it is getting rid of the 301+ placeholder that irritated many YouTube creators.
Apps/Software August 7, 2015
While junk mail folders may seem as populated as ever, email spam is down to a 12-year low, according to Symantec. However, the headcount of malware variants is up.
Internet July 21, 2015
The security firm Symantec found that the amount of spam emails sent decreased to less than 50 percent of total volume in the month of June, making it the lowest junk mail rate since 2003.
Internet July 17, 2015
Google enhances Gmail’s spam filter using an artificial neural network, which allows one’s inbox to detect and block sneaky spam.
Internet July 11, 2015
Cybercriminals are now using a malware called NitlovePOS to target point-of-sale machines. The malware is sent via spam emails.
Apps/Software May 27, 2015
Cyanogen announced that they have recently partnered with Truecaller. The move will make its upcoming version of CyanogenMod to be integrated with the latter’s Caller ID service along with its spam blocking features.
Business May 11, 2015
Ants defend their colonies using a distributed decision network. Researchers suggest that a similar system of collective knowledge could be applied to email systems, improving spam detection.
April 1, 2015
Malware and spam no longer lurk solely on desktops and laptops. The mobile security tools listed here have the features to help keep smartphones and tablets protected from threats.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 18, 2014
Cyber security experts warn of an email containing fake information about Ebola that not only pretends to be from the World Health Organization, but will also install malware and Trojan programs into your system that will give hackers access to your computer and your information.
Internet Culture October 25, 2014
Email scammers have begun using the Ebola crisis to tempt PC users into downloading malicious software that can track users' keystrokes and steal passwords and other information. The email features a Trojan aimed at grabbing passwords and files.
Computers October 24, 2014
In celebration of National Security Awareness Month, a Facebook engineer details how the social network combats spam. So far, the site has assessed roughly $2 billion in legal judgments against spammers.
Business Tech October 6, 2014
Facebook is tightening efforts to cut down on spamming. Now, the social media site has set its eyes on eliminating fake likes and other fraudulent activities used by spammers to earn profit.
Internet October 5, 2014
Facebook has announced a new policy to alleviate the clutter of "click-bait" links on News Feeds.
Internet Culture August 26, 2014
Twitter has developed a new anti-spam system and called it the BotMaker. The Twitter bot identifies an event whether it is spam or not even before it is posted on the social network.
Business Tech August 22, 2014
The spam messages on hacked Pinterest accounts include weight loss and a fat-burning Asian fruit. The spam spread across Twitter because many users log on to Pinterest using third party accounts.
Internet June 16, 2014
Internet giant reveals "significant" number of accounts were accessed but claims encrypted data hasn't been breached. Investigation is continuing, says AOL.
Internet April 28, 2014
In a move that is receiving widespread support, Facebook is aiming to help curb spam on one's news feed.
Business Tech April 13, 2014
Facebook minimizes spammy posts and behavior to give users a more enjoyable experience. But it also begs the question: what is considered spam or spammy?
Internet April 12, 2014
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