Spam

01.30.20
FCC wants to fine one man almost $13 million for making 6,000 robocalls
01.30.20

FCC wants to fine one man almost $13 million for making 6,000 robocalls

He harrased people in six states.

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01.15.20
Android devices stop alerting users to completed app updates
01.15.20

Android devices stop alerting users to completed app updates

It's Google's bid to mitigate notification spam.

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12.31.19
President Trump signs anti-robocall TRACED Act into law
12.31.19

President Trump signs anti-robocall TRACED Act into law

It could reduce (but not stop) the flood of spam calls.

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12.19.19
Congress approves the TRACED Act to fight robocalls
12.19.19

Congress approves the TRACED Act to fight robocalls

The legislation could help find and prosecute robocallers.

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12.12.19
Google adds spam detection and verified business SMS to Messages
12.12.19

Google adds spam detection and verified business SMS to Messages

So you know that appointment confirmation isn’t spam.

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11.07.19
OpenAI published the tool that writes disturbingly believable fake news
11.07.19

OpenAI published the tool that writes disturbingly believable fake news

It originally said the AI was too dangerous to release in full.

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10.30.19
Your obsession with celebrities is helping scammers spread spam
10.30.19

Your obsession with celebrities is helping scammers spread spam

Promises of Alexis Bledel content led the most people to malware in 2019.

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10.03.19
Facebook reaches settlement with company selling fake Instagram likes
10.03.19

Facebook reaches settlement with company selling fake Instagram likes

The company continues its war on spam.

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09.23.19
Twitter is cracking down on financial scams
09.23.19

Twitter is cracking down on financial scams

Apparently money-flipping and phishing schemes weren't explicitly banned until now.

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