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All Those Kik Pics From Strangers Will Now Be Blurred Messaging app censors for safety

Mobile messaging app Kik is giving users new controls to protect against unwanted anonymous advances, the company said today. The app will censor images from strangers to limit lewd content…

May 20, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

Facebook Just Downgraded 3 Types of Spammy Posts Continues purge of low-quality content

Facebook, in its constant News Feed vigilance, is now going after spam with its latest edict telling page administrators to end shady posting tactics just to expand their reach. This…

April 10, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

Snapchat: Sorry for All the Spam Claims it's unrelated to holiday hack

The more the Internet changes—with services like Snapchat—the more it stays the same, with nuisances like spam. The Snapchat team, headed by Evan Spiegel, acknowledged a wave of spam that is…

January 13, 2014, 12:55 PM EST

Will Instagram's Direct Inbox Become the New Playground for Spam and Perverts? Private photos can be sent by anyone to anyone

For Instagram users like myself, today is a day of mixed blessings. Thanks to new features announced this morning, we can finally have private conversations in the app, but Instagram…

December 12, 2013, 11:14 AM EST

YouTube Comments Vandalized by Troll Art Google's fix has led to some erotic behavior

YouTube comments have devolved into a forum for phallic art. Google has admitted its new commenting system has led to some unintended consequences, like pornographic pixel portraits. In September, Google forced…

November 27, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

Del Monte Solves the 'Fresh From the Can' Problem A bit of peachy marketing

Life has never been a bowl of peaches for canned-food brands. Even if you look past the fact that canning arose as a cheap and easy way for Napoleon to…

June 13, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

FTC Takes on Text Message Spam With Eight Lawsuits Feds going after companies that sent 180 million spam texts promising free gifts

It may be illegal to send text spam, but that hasn't stopped companies from bombarding consumers with hundreds of millions of text messages. Cracking down on the practice, the Federal…

March 7, 2013, 12:43 PM EST

Facebook Hit With Porn Spam Attack Network investigating graphic videos and images

Facebook says a “coordinated spam attack” caused a series of pornographic and violent images to be posted to users’ accounts. The images, posted on Monday, include explicit pictures of self-mutilation, violence,…

November 16, 2011, 6:33 AM EST

How to Kill Spam Researchers find 'choke point' for spammers

Researchers at the University of California have found spam’s weakness. A team of computer scientists discovered that 95 percent of credit card transactions for spam deals were handled by just…

May 20, 2011, 4:34 AM EDT

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