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Brendan O'Connor / The Awl:
The Golden Era Of Spam Comments Has Ended   —  The search engine optimization community has spent the last two years in a panic.  SEO people flood our Internet with spam links and fake Twitter bots and paid traffic, to help bad websites look more popular than they are, to deliver fake viewers to web ads.
Dec 14, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Cooper Fleishman / Daily Dot:
Twitter's new block function poses a major privacy problem   —  Let's say someone on Twitter is spamming you with hostile message after hostile message, then retweeting your posts to his friends, who follow suit.  What do you do?  Normally, you'd just hit the block button …
Dec 12, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
After Last Month's Security Breach, Social Media Scheduling Service Buffer Adds 2-Step Login   —  Buffer, the social media scheduling service, experienced a potentially brand-damaging security breach last month that saw a slew of weight-loss spam posted to Twitter and Facebook on behalf of its users.
Nov 26, 2013, 12:20 PMIn context
David Berlind / ProgrammableWeb:
Why The Attack on Buffer Was A Serious Wake-Up Call For The Web   —  On October 26, 2013, users of both Facebook and Twitter discovered that their accounts were responsible for spamming both social networks with unauthorized posts, many of which promoted a weight-loss scheme.
Nov 5, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter users unable to send some URLs in direct messages; may be due to rise in DM spam   —  Twitter's Theoretically Temporary URL Messaging Ban Due To Massive Wave Of DM Spam  —  Late yesterday afternoon many Twitter users began to notice that they could no longer send Direct Messages containing URLs.
Oct 17, 2013, 3:10 PMIn context
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Researchers pose as scammers to cut back on bogus Twitter accounts   —  Results help Twitter shut down ‘several million’ spammy accounts  —  Spam is a problem, and any Twitter user knows well that the social network has its fair share of it.  A team of researchers is working to fight back, however.
Aug 19, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Greg Finn / Marketing Land:
Study: Fake Twitter Follower Market Is Still Thriving Thanks To New Spam Tactics   —  Welcome to this quarter's report on Fake Social followers.  BarracudaLabs dove headfirst into the world of paying for perceived social popularity.  Verdict: The fake follower economy is still flourishing and is still the scurge of social media.
Jul 2, 2013, 6:10 PMIn context
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Twitter triumphs in spam lawsuit settlement   —  In its fight to deter spammers, the social network gets tool provider TweetAdder to agree to a strict settlement regarding Twitter's terms of service.  —  Twitter has won a battle in its war against spam.  —  The microblogging service settled …
May 28, 2013, 10:35 PMIn context
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
LinkedIn Today gets Facebook-esque commenting, liking and trending features   —  Now that LinkedIn has gotten rid of all of the Twitter spam from its service, the company is now focusing on bubbling up great content via its “Today” product.  —  Today, the company announced some new social features for Today …
Jul 13, 2012, 6:35 PMIn context
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Inside Twitter's Spam Lawsuit: Fighting Five Defendants Cost More Than $700,000   —  Twitter's costs in fighting the spam created by five defendants it's suing are more than $700,000 — and that may be a conservative underestimate.  The company is seeking full restitution of those costs and other damages …
Apr 8, 2012, 12:25 AMIn context

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