ProBeat: My Facebook News Feed has been hijacked by Zuckerberg BFF spam

OPINION: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t concede much during his two hearings in front of the U.S. Congress this week. The most frequent solution he cited to the various problems raised was using AI, but he admitted that was still five to 10 years away. I believe him. The BFF spam that you may have […]

Twitter’s new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Twitter’s spam bot issue isn’t new, but it came to a head when it was revealed that thousands of Russian troll accounts used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, the company has announced a set of changes and new developer guidelines meant to fight off automated actions and to make it harder […]

Facebook: Two-factor authentication spam was caused by a bug

A number of people have been receiving random notifications from Facebook after giving the social network their phone number for two-factor authentication. Worse, if they attempt to cancel that by replying to the message, say with STOP or CANCEL, Facebook would post their replies as a status update for all to see. Now, the social […]

Deal With Spam Email, Weird Phone Calls, Let’s Players In The Francy Droo & Friends Collection

The Francy Droo & Friends Collection offers a group of delightful visual novels designed to charm anyone who’s ever fallen in love with the sender of spam emails, who’s ever wished they were a sassy teen detective, or who’s ever wanted to have an irritating Let’s Player talk over their game session. The Francy Droo […]

Steam tweaks community reviews to fight spam

Valve has known that its platform Steam, the biggest marketplace for PC titles, has had a review problem for years. Groups of users abuse a game’s rating by ‘review bombing’ them, propping up negative feedback with far more ‘this was helpful’ votes than is humanly possible. While Valve tried a passive solution two months ago, […]

Axon missed an important e-mail from the SEC due to its spam filter

Enlarge / A Los Angeles police officer wear an AXON body camera during the Immigrants Make America Great March to protest actions being taken by the Trump administration on February 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images) In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Axon, the largest manufacturer of body-worn […]

Tip: Be Sure to Check Your Spam Folder for Targeted Offers

Tip: Be Sure to Check Your Spam Folder for Targeted Offers Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site […]

Ringless voicemail spam won’t be exempt from anti-robocall rules

Enlarge / The FCC was asked to decide whether this ringless voicemail technology should be subject to anti-robocall rules. (credit: Stratics Networks) A petition to exempt ringless voicemails from anti-robocall rules has been withdrawn after heavy opposition. In March, a marketing company called All About the Message petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for a ruling that […]