Facebook Beefs Up Messenger Security

Facebook has announced significant new measures to increase the security of Messenger, as well as combat predators and scammers.

Twitter Experiments With Language Warning System

Nearly everyone has had the experience of saying something they don’t mean, and Twitter is working to help prevent it.

Google Paid Record-Breaking $6.5 Million In Bug Bounties In 2019

Google has announced it paid a record-breaking $6.5 million through its Vulnerability Reward Programs in 2019. Google’s VRPs rewards security researchers who find and report bugs so the company can address them. According to the company, 2019’s payout doubled what…

Twitter Rolls Out Direct Message Anti-Abuse Feature

After a month and a half of testing, Twitter is rolling out a spam and abuse filter for Direct Messages (DM), according to a report by TechCrunch. The new filter is designed to protect users from seeing unwanted graphic images…

Twitter Has a New Hub for Helping People Deal with Abuse and Harassment

Twitter continues to work to deal with the rampant abuse and harassment on the site – and it’s an uphill battle. This sort of behavior has always existed on Twitter, but for the past year or so, a brighter spotlight…

Twitter Makes It Easier to Block a Bunch of Users at the Same Time

Twitter has just made another move in its uphill battle to curb abuse on the site. The social network is now making it easier to block a whole swath of users in a single blow. Blocking users is one of…

Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your…

Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety.…

Twitter Deploys New Algorithm to Fight Abuse

Twitter has a known and admitted problem with abusive content – one that truly embodies the phrase “no silver bullet.” How do you stop people from harassing others? How do you prevent people from tweeting abusive content? You can’t ban…

Instagram Takes Harder Line on Nudity, Abuse

Instagram has always asked users to be nice and respectful of each other, but now the social network is taking a harder line on a handful of issues. And it’s updated its community guidelines to reflect this. “In the old…