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FTC files formal complaint against major telemarketing operation

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Spam calls are the worst. In March, the Federal Communications Commission issued a warning about the "scourge" of scam robocalls and caller ID spoofers, and last month imposed hefty fines against a number-spoofing spam caller. Now, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a formal complaint against a large-scale telemarketing operation.

In its filing, the FTC specifically names Jamie Christiano and his companies NetDotSolutions Inc. and TeraMesh Networks Inc, whose systems have placed billions of robocalls.

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FTC files formal complaint against major telemarketing operation was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

FCC fines robocaller $120 million for massive neighbor spoofing operation

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Ever got one of those annoying robocalls, but the number looked local or even familiar? Well, those of us that have might have some modicum of vindication. Yesterday, the FCC issued a $120 million fine to Adrian Abramovich, who was found to have made almost 100 million spoofed phone callsabout a timeshare or other travel-related things.

Proposed in the summer of 2017, this is the largest forfeiture ever imposed by the Commission.

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FCC fines robocaller $120 million for massive neighbor spoofing operation was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gmail users find spam in their sent folder, but don’t panic

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Gmail users are reporting that spam emails are turning up in their sent folder. To the users involved, it looks as if their own accounts were used to send that spam, and many have rushed to change their passwords and enable stronger security. But in actual fact, it’s just a clever spam campaign and affected accounts have not been compromised.

When you find spam emails in your sent folder, your first thought is that your account has been hacked.

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Gmail users find spam in their sent folder, but don’t panic was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Phone v19 beta switches to bottom navigation tabs, adds spam filtering, and more [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Yesterday, Google opened the doors to a new beta channel for its Phone app. For those joining the beta releases, there's already a fresh update to v19 waiting for them to play with. There are a lot of changes coming through in this round, including some updates to the UI, an option to filter spam calls, and much more. If you want to get your hands on the latest version, but aren't quite ready to join the beta, grab the apk from the APK Mirror link below.

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Google Phone v19 beta switches to bottom navigation tabs, adds spam filtering, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now in the Android app] Google+ adds a ‘delete, report, and block’ button for comments

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Google+ has had problems with spam since... well, forever. If you regularly encounter spam on the platform, at least Google has now made it easier to deal with the problem. The company is rolling out a new 'delete, report, and block' button for comments to help you quickly get rid of spam replies.

Leo Deegan, an engineer manager at Google, announced the new feature on his G+ account.

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[Update: Now in the Android app] Google+ adds a 'delete, report, and block' button for comments was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now in the Android app] Google+ adds a ‘delete, report, and block’ button for comments

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Google+ has had problems with spam since... well, forever. If you regularly encounter spam on the platform, at least Google has now made it easier to deal with the problem. The company is rolling out a new 'delete, report, and block' button for comments to help you quickly get rid of spam replies.

Leo Deegan, an engineer manager at Google, announced the new feature on his G+ account.

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[Update: Now in the Android app] Google+ adds a 'delete, report, and block' button for comments was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google+ adds a ‘delete, report, and block’ button for comments

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Google+ has had problems with spam since... well, forever. If you regularly encounter spam on the platform, at least Google has now made it easier to deal with the problem. The company is rolling out a new 'delete, report, and block' button for comments to help you quickly get rid of spam replies.

Leo Deegan, an engineer manager at Google, announced the new feature on his G+ account. It's similar to the 'remove, report, and ban' option given to community moderators a while back, but this is for normal users.

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Google+ adds a 'delete, report, and block' button for comments was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Inbox has a new unsubscribe card for mailing lists you don’t read

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Most of the time, when you want to clean something up, the last thing you should do is ignore it. Messes have a habit of multiplying when they're out of sight. Check your email after a week's vacation, and you'll see exactly how inattention can make a problem bigger. But now, thanks to Inbox, ignoring spam messages can help keep your inbox clean. Inbox now asks if you'd like to unsubscribe from a sender's mailing list if you ignore their emails for a month. 

The new feature works via a new "Inbox Tip" card that appears at the top of your inbox in both the Android app and desktop site.

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Inbox has a new unsubscribe card for mailing lists you don't read was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hallelujah: YouTube announces simpler way for creators to block comments with links in an effort to reduce spam

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Recently, popular YouTube videos have been plagued with spam comments much like the one you see above. It's become a legitimate issue, and one that YouTube hasn't done much about. But now, to alleviate this issue, the YouTube team has implemented a new method for creators to filter out potentially spam comments with links and hashtags.

h3h3Productions (on their secondary Ethan and Hila channel) made a video about a year ago that describes this issue pretty well.

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Hallelujah: YouTube announces simpler way for creators to block comments with links in an effort to reduce spam was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google rolls out a new “Remove, report, and ban” option for G+ community moderators

Friday, June 30th, 2017

In light of the spam issue on its social networking platform, Google has announced that it's rolling out a new tool for community moderators. Dubbed "Remove, report, and ban," the company hopes that this will help to curb the swill problem on Google+.

Carter Gibson, the Program Manager for Google+, announced the new option for moderators. Accessed via the overflow menu in a post, selecting this option will remove the offending person and spam content, report said content for review, and prevent that person from rejoining the group.

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Google rolls out a new "Remove, report, and ban" option for G+ community moderators was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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