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Globe urges users to report spam messages, scams to them

Jun 24, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Globe asks users to visit its Stop Spam webpage, which lets customers file reports against a suspected spammer or scammer

The many and unique ways to enjoy your SPAM

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Here are some SPAM recipes to elevate any occasion

Twitter limits bulk following to thwart spammers

Apr 09, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The total number of accounts that can be added to a user's list was cut to 400 from 1,000, Twitter says

TWITTER. The 'Twitter' website is displayed on a computer screen in London in this September 11, 2013 file photo. File photo by  Leon Neal/AFP

Tip of the iceberg: Tracing the network of spammy pages in Facebook takedown

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Many of the pages in these networks have shared false or misleading articles

LIST: False news shared by PH-based pages taken down by Facebook

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The spam network that Facebook took down shared some false news reports that were fact-checked by Rappler

‘Sensational political content’ increasingly used as clickbait – Facebook

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:31 PM

In Facebook's takedown of 68 Pages and 43 accounts in Brazil, the company says that, increasingly, pages are using sensational political content to drive traffic to their websites

FACEBOOK. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Facebook removes pro-Duterte pages for violating policies

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:08 AM

The network of Pages has a massive following of 4.8 million users

Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Facebook removes 559 pages and 251 accounts that consistently violated rules against spam and 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

FACEBOOK FIGHTS FALSEHOODS. A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Twitter to confirm new accounts in spam fight

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Adding a way to check that a real person is behind new accounts is described by Twitter as being among measures to fight abuse, trolls, and hateful content

TWITTER. This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows shows the logo of the social networking website 'Twitter' on a computer screen in London, England. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

711 million email addresses exposed in 'Onliner' spambot scheme

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The spambot can bypass spam filters with the end goal of delivering a data stealing virus to victims Find out how it works here

Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

Apr 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Facebook s security team spent 6 months fighting to neutralize what they saw as a coordinated campaign according to Shabnam Shaik a company security manager

U.S. takedown of huge botnet will lead to temporary spam decline

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Experts predict that the decline will be significant but expect it to rise again after some months

Facebook previews new tools vs hoaxes, fake news

Dec 16, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Facebook will roll out 4 main features to curb hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain

Social media fakery: Tips for spotting questionable accounts

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:45 PM

As social media increasingly becomes a minefield here are some tips to spot dubious users on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook's 'Spam King' gets 30 months in jail

Jun 17, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Wallace compromised some 500 000 Facebook accounts between November 2008 and March 2009 by sending people links to websites that harvested login details and friends lists says the US justice department

Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:45 AM

A new tool lets viewers of Periscope videos quickly report comments that they perceive to be abusive

Globe using new tool to fight text spam

Feb 19, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Globe says the tool has increased the daily average of blocked messages from 17 000 to 300 000

Make it gourmet everyday

Nov 10, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Update your menu with these easy takes on the latest food trends

Globe bars nearly 30k numbers found as spam, scam sources

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Bulk of spam scam messages delivered to Globe customers originate from sim cards of competition with prefixes 0922 0943 the telco firm says

BLOCKED. A total of 29,347 numbers were blocked from the service since July last year, Globe Chief Information Security Officer Anton Bonifacio says.

Facebook's 'Spam King' pleads guilty to sending 27M messages

Aug 26, 2015 - 4:07 PM

Wallace gains access to around 500 000 real Facebook accounts through phishing spam messages he sends to a large number of unsuspecting victims

Apple Watch, Mobile World Congress 2015, techpreneurs in Forbes' richest (TechRap)

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The Apple Watch among others will be launched Monday What s the latest in the Mobile World Congress? And who are the techpreneurs in Forbes Magazine s richest list?

Globe tests filtering system to block spam, scam messages

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:05 PM

More than 10 000 unwanted messages have been blocked from the network; mobile numbers that are constant sources of these messages are temporarily disconnected from service

Globe blocks nearly 1000 text spammers, scammers

Aug 09, 2014 - 9:19 AM

The Ayala led telecom company vows to continue pursuing spammers and scammers by opening channels for customers to report such annoyances

SPAM: A story of love and hate

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:43 PM

SPAM is a symbol of love and hate rich and poor It’s a symbol of America’s colonial expansion into Asia and the Pacific

Globe fighting text ad spam

May 14, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Globe s crackdown follows an information drive to educate subscribers on dealing with text ads

Text scams, poor service top phone users' complaints in 2011

Apr 22, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Text message scams and spam poor services from telecommunication firms and stolen mobile phones were the top consumer complaints in 2011 data from the National Telecommunications Commission

PNoy's page on Facebook temporarily bans followers' posts

Jan 13, 2012 - 3:56 PM

Administrators of President Noynoy Aquino s page on Facebook cite spamming for temporary ban

BAN. A screenshot of the Noynoy Aquinio page on Facebook on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, shows the post announcing the temporary ban on fan posts.