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Facebook bug marked legitimate coronavirus info as spam

Facebook was quick to say that it would fight coronavirus misinformation, but yesterday, one tool appeared to go haywire. Users reported that Facebook was marking posts with legitimate information and
Facebook 'Bug' Marked Genuine Coronavirus News as Spam

Facebook 'Bug' Marked Genuine Coronavirus News as Spam

Tech giant Facebook recently admitted that it marked posts linking to genuine information and articles about the Wuhan coronavirus as spam, blaming a "bug in an anti-spam system."
Facebook blocked legit COVID-19 posts by mistake

Facebook blocked legit COVID-19 posts by mistake

Given how it has deeply suffered and continues to suffer for misinformation and spam, Facebook has implemented more stringent measures to make sure its platform remains in the good graces of users and
Facebook blocked legit COVID-19 posts by mistake

Facebook blocked legit COVID-19 posts by mistake

Given how it has deeply suffered and continues to suffer for misinformation and spam, Facebook has implemented more stringent measures to make sure its platform remains in the good graces of users and
Facebook bug caused valid coronavirus articles to be marked as spam

Facebook bug caused valid coronavirus articles to be marked as spam

The error blocked links to news sites and stopped people from sharing articles
Automated Facebook Anti-Spam System Goes Hog Wild, Blocks Links Including Covid-19 Info

Automated Facebook Anti-Spam System Goes Hog Wild, Blocks Links Including Covid-19 Info

Facebook’s automated moderation tools went wild and targeted tons of posts about the coronavirus pandemic and other topics on Tuesday evening, blocking users from sharing articles from legitimate news
Facebook: 'Bug' caused legitimate COVID-19 posts to be marked as spam

Facebook: 'Bug' caused legitimate COVID-19 posts to be marked as spam

Facebook says as "bug" in its systems caused several legitimate posts including COVID-19 news articles to be mistakenly marked as spam, after several users complained that they had been erroneously
Hotel Auditor Receives Funniest And Weirdest Spam Call

Hotel Auditor Receives Funniest And Weirdest Spam Call

Working the front desk brings with it all kinds of strange encounters, and weird spam calls. In this case, it sounds like the employee ended up thoroughly enjoying the experience.

Facebook reveals the AI tool it used to ban 6.6 billion fake accounts

Today, Facebook unveiled a machine learning tool that, in the last year, has removed more than six billion fake accounts. That's in addition to the millions of new fake accounts that Facebook blocks

How to mark email as junk on your iPhone

Marking an email as spam is absurdly convoluted on the iPhone and iPad. Here’s how to do it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
How to Fix the Gmail Bug That Won't Let You Empty Trash and Spam

How to Fix the Gmail Bug That Won't Let You Empty Trash and Spam

Even though my inbox is unwieldy, I try my best to keep it as clean and as organized as I can. That includes taking some time to ditch old emails with gigantic attachments, and then clearing out my
How Can I Tell if This 'Sextortion' Email Is Legit?

How Can I Tell if This 'Sextortion' Email Is Legit?

Spam is annoying, but you shouldn’t see much of it in your actual inbox if you’re using a halfway-decent provider for your email. At least, I find that it’s rare for something to slip through Gmail’s
Samsung sends bogus ‘Find My Mobile Phone’ notification to random users

Samsung sends bogus ‘Find My Mobile Phone’ notification to random users

Samsung Cares said it was just a test to make sure the feature was working properly.
Sprint and T-Mobile are latest carrier pair to adopt STIR/SHAKEN anti-spam phone number verification

Sprint and T-Mobile are latest carrier pair to adopt STIR/SHAKEN anti-spam phone number verification

Following T-Mobile's collaborations last year with AT&T and Comcast, the company is now working together with Sprint to help cut back on spam calls. Today T-Mobile and Sprint have announced

T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify calls across their networks

Today, T-Mobile and Sprint are rolling out number-verification to customers across both networks. Using the STIR/SHAKEN standards recommended by the FCC, the carriers hope to better fight robocalls.
Indian banking app Paytm no longer works with remote access apps like TeamViewer or AnyDesk installed

Indian banking app Paytm no longer works with remote access apps like TeamViewer or AnyDesk installed

Spam and fraud protection are great features to have in apps, especially if they handle your finances. It’s one thing to take precautions, but it’s another to downright block other apps that could
The DOJ Is Finally Suing US Telecom Providers for Robocalls

The DOJ Is Finally Suing US Telecom Providers for Robocalls

The defendants have allegedly connected hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls to US residents.

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

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) typically fines robocallers, they're usually operations that involve shady companies. Not so with the agency's latest proposed action, which targets a
US files lawsuits against handful of robocalling companies for targeting the 'elderly and vulnerable'

US files lawsuits against handful of robocalling companies for targeting the 'elderly and vulnerable'

The US Justice Department has filed lawsuits against a handful of companies and individuals, accusing them of facilitating hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls. The suits accuse the companies
Client Demands Unblocked Spam Filter, Regrets His Decision

Client Demands Unblocked Spam Filter, Regrets His Decision

There's nothing quite like that sweet "I told you so feeling" you get when a customer gets exactly what they wanted and learns that they screwed up. It feels good to drink in the visceral feeling of