A key bill to curb the robocall scourge is now the law of the land. President Trump has signed the TRACED Act, toughening the punishments for illegal robocalls and accelerating telecoms' efforts to block spam. Fines for robocalls now reach up to $1… Source: Engadget | President Trump signs anti-robocall TRACED Act into law
I was pwned online recently. My contact information was revealed to the internet by the Entertainment Software Association's leaky exhibitor portal. Luckily, confidential info like my SSN and birthdate were not spilled but I still found myself prepar… Source: Engadget | Did AI kill off spam and we just didn’t notice?
The FCC has rubber-stamped wireless carriers' ongoing efforts to block spam text messages. The regulator voted in favor of a ruling that labels SMS and MMS as information services under the Communications Act, giving telecoms permission to block unw… Source: Engadget | FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages
Until now, Twitter's reporting process has offered limited options for you to let the company's staff know exactly why you're flagging iffy tweets. That changed somewhat on Wednesday, as you can specify the type of spam you're drawing attention to wh… Source: Engadget | Twitter expands its reporting options for spam tweets and accounts
Facebook isn't just removing fake political pages to thwart election meddling — sometimes, it's just about culling spam. The social site has removed more than a dozen "hyperpartisan" pages across the political spectrum after learning that fake accou… Source: Engadget | Facebook pulls over a dozen political pages tied to fake accounts
Twitter has begun to acknowledge that it has persistent problems with malicious automation and spam accounts and it has been working on ways to fix these issues. Today in a blog post, the company shared some of its efforts as well as the progress it… Source: Engadget | New Twitter users will have to verify …