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Gmail’s spam filter has been repaired

Gmail’s spam filter has been repaired

This story was originally published 2020/07/01 5:25am PDTon Jul 1, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/04 12:09am PDTon Jul 4, 2020.  Spam filters are a thing we rely on every single day to protect us from an overwhelming amount of unwanted messages, but we rarely think about the technology behind them when everything works. When the...

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Gmail’s spam filter is broken for some

Gmail’s spam filter is broken for some

Spam filters are a thing we rely on every single day to protect us from an overwhelming amount of unwanted messages, but we rarely think about the technology behind them when everything works. When the algorithms do break, all hell breaks loose, as we suddenly realize how many emails get filtered regularly. That’s an experience some...

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How to block spam notifications and malicious ads on Android

How to block spam notifications and malicious ads on Android

This story was originally published 2018/05/16 10:10am PDTon May 16, 2018 and last updated 2020/06/18 8:57am PDTon Jun 18, 2020.  Many mobile apps and games include advertisements, which is perfectly fine (developers have to eat, too), but some applications go a step further. Some apps and sites like to push notifications containing advertisements, and particularly-malicious...

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Chrome Web Store cracks down on spam extensions and review manipulation

Chrome Web Store cracks down on spam extensions and review manipulation

The Chrome Web Store is still something of a wild west — seemingly every month, there’s a story about some popular extension stealing user data or doing something else it’s not supposed to do. Google has already made several policy changes lately, and its next target is spammy extensions. “The increase in adoption of the...