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Google Calendar now has a new option that allows you to filter out potentially spam invites by only displaying invites that come from "known senders", such as those in your contact list.
Elon Musk has filed to terminate his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, claiming that the platform did not provide him information about bot accounts. Twitter says that it will pursue legal action.
In an interview, Elon Musk has stated that he would unban Donald Trump from Twitter if his acquisition completes. He called the original decision "morally wrong", "foolish", and "flat-out stupid".
Truecaller is going to partner with several Android manufacturers to have its app pre-loaded on 100 million devices around the world by 2024. This should get it in the hands of the less tech-savvy.
Ofcom has asked phone networks to block internet calls from abroad posing with UK numbers. It hopes that it will make a dent in the number of spam calls that people in the UK receive.
A new feature for Truecaller Android users gives a detailed view on a number marked ‘spam' by users. The company is working on an update to bring this feature to the Live Caller ID on Android phones.
Gmail users are reporting that they are receiving an unusual number of spam emails in their inbox. An outage to the email service was fixed this morning, but there is no official word about spam yet.
Facebook has announced that it has begun deranking posts that contain sensational health claims in a bid to remove low-quality content from users' feeds. It said it introduced the change last month.
Twitter is imposing a new limitation on the ability of users to follow multiple accounts. The new limit is set to 400 per day from the previous 1,000, except for verified accounts.
Google claims that it is now preventing 100 million additional spam messages from reaching your Gmail inbox using TensorFlow, the search giant's open-source machine learning framework.
Facebook has banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, a digital marketing company based in the Philippines. The firm is behind several pages that spread black propaganda against government critics.
YouTube is taking steps to reduce the number of spam subscriptions on its platform, which means many channels may see a significant drop in their subscriber count in the next few days.
After noticing a trend in spammy Android notifications earlier in 2018, Google has announced that it will drop support for Nearby Notifications from its mobile OS before the end of the year.
Twitter's acquisition of the San Francisco-based technology company is intended to address challenges in safety, spam, and security on the platform using Smyte's review tools and processes.
Facebook has published a new report which details how much content it has removed that is in violation of its community standards. The report was published to help the firm build user's trust.
Facebook is going to start cracking down on what it called engagement bait over the coming weeks. The company claims that people don't like the posts and consider them to be spammy.
The YouTube algorithm that automatically flags videos as problematic has struck again, this time blocking an ad from parent Google for its Chromebook. The issue was fixed, but not without screenshots.
Apple will reportedly help the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India develop an anti-spam app for iOS. The regulator has been criticizing Apple for locking its access to call logs and text messages.
Trend Micro has discovered a new campaign that distributes two variants of ransomware which can alternate. This allows re-encryption even after a victim has already paid up from the first infection.
Scientists have found that about one million Facebook accounts are enrolled in "collusion networks" run by spammers, which generated as many as 100 million fake "likes" between 2015 and 2016.
Security firm AppRiver has recently discovered a spike in the email distribution of the infamous Locky ransomware, sending it out to as much as 23 million people in just over 24 hours.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has accused Apple of "data colonization" as the company restricts its users from sharing call logs and text messages with the regulator's apps to combat spam.
If you've opened an email account once in your lifetime, you're most likely all too familiar with the spam that comes with being connected to the web. The latest to be targeted are Xbox Live users.
Social networking sites have been a target of malicious botnet attacks for a while now. A recent such attack, called SIREN, has stormed Twitter by injecting malicious content in tweets and bios.
Google has introduced improvements to its spam filters in Gmail. It will now take time to analyze emails that are suspected to be phishing users. It will also warn Android users of sketchy websites.
The cell provider has launched its own take on the Do Not Call register, blocking spam-like and fraudulent calls before they even reach your phone, you'll have to activate the free service though.
A new Facebook spam campaign is sending alleged videos of celebrity sex tapes to unsuspecting victims. However, it only installs a malicious Chrome extension that spreads the malware even further.
A new variant of ransomware called MarsJoke has been discovered by security researchers. It is distributed via spam emails, which pretend to contain a link to track a parcel on an air carrier.
A new spam email supposedly containing a clip of presidentiable Hillary Clinton meeting with ISIS' leader is spreading on the internet. However, it only contains malware to infect the recipient.
Facebook will roll out an update to its network in the coming weeks which will see clickbait articles get relegated lower down user's news feeds. Pages that regularly post clickbait will be affected.
Google is updating Nexus and Android One devices with a new spam caller detection feature, which marks potential telemarketers and spammers and allows users to block and report these numbers.
Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed "Spam King" has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $310,000 after he pleaded guilty to fraud, including sending 27 million spam messages on Facebook.
Microsoft is integrating a new technology into the Windows Store which will allow it to automatically detect and delete spam reviews of applications. The issue was first raised by a developer in 2013.
According to a security report, email spam has slowed down remarkably, reaching a rate even lower than that recorded over a decade ago. However, despite this, malware volume has reportedly spiked.
A Microsoft official took to Twitter to explain that new UI elements are coming to the Xbox One specifically meant to help when dealing with spammers and fakes messages on Xbox Live.
Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email.
Twitter has confirmed in official documentation that 23 million - around 8.5 percent - of its 271 million monthly active users are actually automated 'bot' accounts, and not authored by real people.
Google has rolled out an update to GMail that adds a unsubscribe link at the top of the message next to the address if it exists anywhere in the email, meaning you can save time by not looking for it.
A security issue in Gmail has been revealed that means hackers could have extracted the email address of every user with ease up until last year and sold them to spammers at huge prices.