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Google's Phone app gets verified calls feature that will tell users why businesses are calling
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Google's Phone app gets verified calls feature that will tell users why businesses are calling

This feature will be exclusive to Google’s Phone app that comes preloaded on Pixel and Android One phones.

Truecaller rolls out spam activity indicator for Android users to help them avoid spam numbers
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Truecaller rolls out spam activity indicator for Android users to help them avoid spam numbers

With the new feature, users can check spam reports, call activity, and peak calling hours of the caller.

Facebook's AI detects 97% of all prohibited content but there's a lot more to do
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Facebook's AI detects 97% of all prohibited content but there's a lot more to do

Facebook is also using AI to identify personal ads, pictures, and videos that violate its regulations.

Instagram bug costs some users millions of followers, fix is coming soon
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Instagram bug costs some users millions of followers, fix is coming soon

Instagram issue causes popular celebrities Kylie Jenner, Justin Bieber followers count drop by millions

Gmail now blocks an additional 100 million spam messages everyday thanks to AI
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Gmail now blocks an additional 100 million spam messages everyday thanks to AI

Gmail currently has 1.5 bn users, in the context of which, 100 mn isn't a very significant number.

India is the second-most spammed country in the world after Brazil: Truecaller
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India is the second-most spammed country in the world after Brazil: Truecaller

More than six percent of overall calls received by users in India in 2018 were spam calls.

US FCC to let wireless carriers have authority to block robotext or spam messages
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US FCC to let wireless carriers have authority to block robotext or spam messages

The FCC voted 3-to-1 to classify text messages as an information service rather than a telecommunications service

Spam was the most common way for cybercriminals to spread malware in 2018: Report
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Spam was the most common way for cybercriminals to spread malware in 2018: Report

Spam campaigns disguised as delivery notifications, shopping invoices are popular ways to spread malware.

Facebook to demote website links having stolen content in the News Feed: Report
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Facebook to demote website links having stolen content in the News Feed: Report

Facebook will demote spammy website links which feature stolen content from other websites.

Truecaller launches a chat app for Android with spam, fake news protection
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Truecaller launches a chat app for Android with spam, fake news protection

Truecaller Chat aims to prevent the problems caused by spam, false information from going viral.

Google asks more users to spot and block spam material on its Search results
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Google asks more users to spot and block spam material on its Search results

With AI-based systems, Google was able to detect and remove more than 80 percent of compromised sites from search results last year.

Instagram introduces new tools to give users granular control over who comments on their posts
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Instagram introduces new tools to give users granular control over who comments on their posts

Instagram is also launching a #KindComments campaign, which extends beyond the application into meatspace.

WhatsApp now allows you to report people or groups as spam; album feature comes to Android
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WhatsApp now allows you to report people or groups as spam; album feature comes to Android

WhatsApp rolled out a new feature on all Android phones with which it is possible to report spam for contacts and groups alongside a photo album feature.

Interpol discovers about 9,000 infected servers in South-East Asia used for DDoS attacks and spreading spam
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Interpol discovers about 9,000 infected servers in South-East Asia used for DDoS attacks and spreading spam

An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven south-east Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers.

Facebook has shut down about 30,000 fake accounts in France to combat fake news
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Facebook has shut down about 30,000 fake accounts in France to combat fake news

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam.

Facebook is shutting down fake accounts by scanning behaviour patterns
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Facebook is shutting down fake accounts by scanning behaviour patterns

Facebook has said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behaviour such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.

Security Experts claims that takedown of Kelihos botnet will do little to stop spam
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Security Experts claims that takedown of Kelihos botnet will do little to stop spam

The US takedown of the huge Kelihos botnet and the arrest of its Russian operator shut down one of the world's top generators of spam and online extortion.

Facebook is tweaking News Feed to prioritise authentic and timely posts
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Facebook is tweaking News Feed to prioritise authentic and timely posts

Facebook is burying misleading, spammy or sensational posts from the News Feed, and prioritising posts that are more timely.

Facebook introduces tools to combat fake news in Germany
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Facebook introduces tools to combat fake news in Germany

Facebook has said that the features and tools will be coming to other countries soon.

WhatsApp forwards about Rs 500 recharge is a spam link likely to steal your information
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WhatsApp forwards about Rs 500 recharge is a spam link likely to steal your information

WhatsApp forwards claiming to provide you with Rs 500 as a balance are increasingly doing rounds of WhatsApp group messages.