Verizon and T-Mobile Complete STIR/SHAKEN Rollout

T-Mobile and Verizon announced they have both rolled out the STIR/SHAKEN protocols in an effort to fight robocalls and spam.

Google Rolling Out Verified Calls to Tell You Why Businesses Are Calling

Google is preparing to roll out a feature that will help cut down spam calls by verifying calls before they’re placed.

Mozilla Unveils Email Aliases With Firefox Private Relay

Mozilla has announced it is working on Private Relay, an email alias generating service designed to protect user privacy.

Coronavirus: Facebook Bug Has Been Blocking Legitimate News

Facebook has admitted to a bug that has been blocking legitimate news about the coronavirus pandemic.

Twitter Cracks Down on Tweetdeckers With Mass Account Suspensions

Twitter continues its fight against spam and “tweetdecking” on its platform. On Friday, the social media website suspended a slew of accounts known for stealing and retweeting viral tweets without crediting their original creators. Twitter has suspended a number of…

After Fake News, Facebook Starts Crackdown on Spammy Ads

Facebook has rolled out a new update that seeks to cut down on spammy ads on users’ news feeds. The announcement came just over a month after the social media site clamped down on fake news and disinformation. “With this…

Yahoo Faces Class Action Suit Over Alleged Text Message Spam

Yahoo will face a class action lawsuit related to unwanted text messages it allegedly sent to Sprint customers. According to reports, the company was ordered by a federal judge on Monday to face the suit, which claims it sent unsolicited…

Google Tweaks Algorithm To Better Handle Hacked Spam

Google announced that it has begun rolling out a series of algorithmic changes aimed at better handling hacked spam in search results. The company says it is “aggressively” targeting hacked spam to protect users and webmasters alike. “A huge amount…

Google Will Make It Harder For Repeat Offenders To Get Back Rankings

Google is not cool with you frequently violating their guidelines. Well, obviously they’re not cool with you violating them at all, but they do give second chances. If you screw up and get slapped with a manual penalty, you can…

LinkedIn Says It’ll Stop Sending You So Many Emails

Two things are true about LinkedIn emails. First, like any company that sends automated emails, there’s a way to unsubscribe and/or turn down the volume. Of course, ain’t nobody got time for that, which brings me to the second thing…