Apple says it’s taking steps to stop all that annoying Calendar invite spam

If you're an iCloud user who's been getting a load of Calendar invite spam in recent weeks, then you'll be pleased to know that Apple is currently working to block suspicious senders. But if you're still receiving it, read on to see what…
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Man known as Facebook ‘spam king’ sent to jail

A man who earned the notorious title of the "spam king" of Facebook has been sentenced to 30 months in jail. Wallace Sanford confessed to sending 27 million junk messages to hundreds of thousands of Facebook users over the course of several…

How to track down the rat who’s selling your Gmail address to spammers 1:10

Few people like to receive an onslaught of deals, newsletters, and the like. Check out our brief video if you're trying to figure out who's selling your address to a third-party company.

Swipe left on your unwanted emails with Unroll.Me 1:00

Say hello to Unroll.Me and bid adieu to all your annoying email subscriptions -- you know, the ones you signed up for when you thought you wanted a free t-shirt, only to find that your inbox was soon inundated by unwanted…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg pledges to put an end to Candy Crush spam

During a Q&A session at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed to significantly scale back unsolicited game messages exchanged between users on the social networking site.

Spam reaches 12-year low as cybercriminals pursue new methods

For those of you who shudder at the thought of waking up every morning to a dozen unwanted emails in your inbox, you're in luck. Email spam is at a 12-year low, according to security software company Symantec.

Steam cracks down on spammers, restricting new accounts until users pay up

Steam users have likely noticed a recent influx of spammers sending bogus friend invites and trade requests. To fight this increase in spam, Valve is limiting new accounts until users pay at least $5 USD.

Why do we call it spam? Blame spiced ham shoulder, Monty Python and Usenet

You know spam is the canned meat that clogs your arteries and the junk email messages that clog your inbox, but how did the term make it from the grocery store to the Internet? The earliest nerds really liked Monty Python.
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Instagram mass-deletes spam accounts, users freak out

In an attempt to purge Instagram of problematic accounts and useless spammers, the social network deleted millions of accounts this week much to the chagrin of celebrities and general users.

Phishing emails still surprisingly effective, reports Google

Email hackers are still using fraudulent website links to try and get you to expose your account information, and with some success — Google says the best scams can reel in 45 percent of users.
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Facebook is taking steps to scrub the feed of ‘click-bait’ articles

Definitely ideal if you are a heavy Facebook user, the social network will attempt to reduce the volume of click-bait content in the feed by measuring the length of time people spend actually reading the article.
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Facebook is getting more aggressive with hiding News Feed spam

Attempting to squash Facebook's problem of user-generated spam, the social network has rolled out new guidelines that will tweak the News Feed algorithm in order to feature more high quality content.