Posts tagged as: Spam

FCC Looking At Text Messaging As A Way To Control Spam

The FCC (PDF) may hand wireless carriers another victory over consumers next month if it decides to reclassify text messages. The FCC is weighing methods to reduce robocalls and spam messages. On the robocall front, the FCC will propose to create a database of reassigned numbers. In theory, legitimate callers can check the list to see if […]

Google Improves Gmail’s Spam Filters

Google has detailed some behind-the-scenes updates it is making to Gmail that should reduce the amount of spam people see in their inbox. Google said the spam filter now uses an artificial neural network to detect and block spam that could be well-disguised as wanted mail. Machine learning should make it easier to manage emailed […]

FCC Adopts Strong Anti-Robocall and Spam SMS Rules

The FCC today adopted a set of rules proposed in May that make it harder for telemarketers and others to place unwanted calls or send unwanted messages to wireless phones. The new laws provide clarity for businesses and consumers on when robocalls and other phone-based outreach is permitted. The new rules let consumers revoke their […]

Cloudmark Launches Mac Version of DesktopOne Anti-Spam Filter

Security software company Cloudmark has made a version of its award-winning anti-spam software available for Mac users in both a free and paid version. In addition to supporting Apple’s default Mail program and Microsoft’s Outlook 2011, the company has added support for Mozilla’s Thunderbird 17 and later email client, running on Snow Leopard (10.6.x) and […]

Twitter Buys Dasient – Will Aid in the Fight of Spam

Web security firm Dasient confirmed late Monday that it had been bought by Twitter. The young startup is best known for curbing malware and spam in ads on major ad networks. Terms of the deal weren’t given out, but Dasient would be closing its existing business in the switch. The acquisition is coming half a […]

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