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An update on our war against account hijackers

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Have you ever gotten a plea to wire money to a friend stranded at an international airport? An oddly written message from someone you haven’t heard from in ages? Compared to five years ago, more scams, illegal, fraudulent or spammy messages today come from someone you know. Although spam filters...
An update on our war against account hijackers
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How To Find Facebook Messages That Facebook Is Hiding From You (FB)

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Facebook has a pretty aggressive spam filter to keep messages from creepers, and trolls from hitting your Facebook message inbox. Like any spam filter, though, it's sometimes too aggressive, and grabs messages that aren't spam. (Maybe this is old news to some of you, but for a lot of us...
How To Find Facebook Messages That Facebook Is Hiding From You (FB)

How to email a Cherokee

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It's easy now that Gmail has added Cherokee to the list of 57 languages it allows its users to write inYou can use Gmail in 57 different languages, among them Malayalam, Tagalog, Telugu and, as of last week, Cherokee. Which is odd, considering the Native American dialect - pronounced "jaw...
How to email a Cherokee

Gmail tip: Don't forget to check your spam filter

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Most of these are spam, but at least one definitely isn't. Before I incur the wrath of non-Gmail users, let me just note that this tip also applies to Hotmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo, and so on. But because I'm a Gmail user myself, and that's where my story begins, that's...
Gmail tip: Don't forget to check your spam filter

DailyDirt: Will Refill Cartridges For Food Printers Be Insanely Expensive?

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The technology for 3D printing is getting better and cheaper all the time, but some folks think the "killer app" for these printing machines is in food preparation. Food printers aren't quite like Star Trek replicators just yet -- nor is there a way to eliminate the scarcity of food....
DailyDirt: Will Refill Cartridges For Food Printers Be Insanely Expensive?

Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments

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One of the joys of running a Web site is the constant interaction with readers from around the globe. At any time of the day or night, you, our readership, can read what we write and respond with censure, praise and ideas that take our work in new directions....
Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments
Google accidentally blocks entire Digg domain from search, is working on a fix

Facebook tests $100 charge to message strangers, isn't a big fan of spam

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Facebook raised alarm bells among some social networkers when it confirmed that it's experimenting with letting strangers message them for a fee. As we're learning, however, it's keenly aware of the ramifications if that fee is too low. The company has confirmed that it's toying with "extreme price points,"...
Facebook tests $100 charge to message strangers, isn't a big fan of spam

Not So Fast: No, Apple Isn't Censoring Your Dirty Emails

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Is Apple deleting emails containing vulgar and porn-related phrases? That's the charged leveled at Cupertino in a Robert X. Cringely post on InfoWorld (and several reblogs), claiming that an email containing an attachment with the phrase "barely legal teens" was being deleted by Apple's iCloud email service. But while it's tempting...
Not So Fast: No, Apple Isn't Censoring Your Dirty Emails
Microsoft Virus Fighter: Spam May Be More Difficult To Stop Than HIV

Twitter's spam filters break Twisst, halt unofficial International Space Station updates

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Twitter has (inadvertently?) killed another useful service: Twisst. The clever tool sends you a message on Twitter when the International Space Station (ISS) will be visible at whatever location you have in your Twitter bio. Unfortunately, Twitter isn’t having any more of that. Earlier today, Twitter rendered Twisst useless: Sorry...
Twitter's spam filters break Twisst, halt unofficial International Space Station updates

Warning! Top 10 Valentine's Day Scams [Infographic]

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Nothing says "I love you" like a falling for a fake diamond ring sale and getting your identity stolen in the process. Bitdefender, an antivirus solutions provider, has sent out an alert to online Valentine's Day gift buyers, warning of rampant scams aimed at extortion, phishing for personal information and...
Warning! Top 10 Valentine's Day Scams [Infographic]
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BillGuard Teams Up With Lemon's Mobile Wallet, Will Alert Users To Fraudulent Charges

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BillGuard, the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011 runner-up offering credit and debit card users protection against fraudulent charges, is today formally announcing its integration with Lemon’s digital wallet application. The integration was actually soft-launched a couple of weeks ago, where it appears to users as a toggle switch beneath any supported...
BillGuard Teams Up With Lemon's Mobile Wallet, Will Alert Users To Fraudulent Charges

iCloud spam filter to blame for 'censorship' of emails containing pornographic phrase

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Apple on Thursday addressed a perceived issue its iCloud email service, saying that strict spam filters are to blame for the automatic deletion of correspondence containing the phrase "barely legal teen."...
iCloud spam filter to blame for 'censorship' of emails containing pornographic phrase

Facebook Spam Filter Catches Some By Surprise

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If Facebook's algorithms determine a comment you make is "low value," they can refuse to post it....
Facebook Spam Filter Catches Some By Surprise

Security Manager's Journal: Spam makes a comeback

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Out of the blue, phishing attacks previously caught in the spam filter are getting through to employee inboxes....
Security Manager's Journal: Spam makes a comeback

HuffPost Moderates Comments To Please Advertisers

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We've been somewhat excited that we're rapidly approaching one million total comments on Techdirt. We thought it was quite a nice milestone. But we feel a bit small to learn that the Huffington Post already has over 70 million comments just this year alone. Over at Poynter, Jeff Sonderman has...
HuffPost Moderates Comments To Please Advertisers

Reddit Bans Creepshots and Creepsquad, the Subreddits That Fueled Its 'War' With Gawker

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(Photo: Reddit) For the last few hours, the controversial subreddit Creepshots–which is at the center of an “inter-website war” over photos users published of non-consenting women–has been inaccessible. The message “This subreddit has been banned” is affixed front and center. The banned page notes that the subreddit may have been...
Reddit Bans Creepshots and Creepsquad, the Subreddits That Fueled Its 'War' With Gawker

The State of Web Spam: Human-Posted Spam is on the Rise

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Even though we have lots of tools to detect blog comment spam these days, spammers always tend to be one step ahead of our algorithms. While early blog spam was often posted by robots and easily detectable, today's blog spammers are smarter. Instead of relying on robots, the team behind...
The State of Web Spam: Human-Posted Spam is on the Rise
Facebook Appears To Test A Feature Where It Could Cost As Much As $100 To Send A Message (FB)

App Discovery Startup AppHero Hits Version 2.0, Shares Details On What Makes Their Recommendations Tick

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Toronto-based startup AppHero launched version 2.0 of its service today, with a brand new interface and big behind-the-scenes changes to how it offers up recommendations to users. AppHero is on a roll, fresh off funding and a spot on NBC this morning, but the app discovery space is a crowded...
App Discovery Startup AppHero Hits Version 2.0, Shares Details On What Makes Their Recommendations Tick

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Wow, thanks Robin. Lots in there. RT @TechCrunch Can Someone At Google Please Turn The Gmail Spam Filter Down A Notch? http://tcrn.ch/cJylbm
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