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Facebook News Feed Updates

Facebook is taking steps to improve the News Feed once again, and this time the social network is taking aim at “click-bating” headlines and shedding light on sharing links in posts. For starters, Facebook defines click...

Facebook Cleans Up the News Feed

The world’s largest social network is finally fighting against spam. In a recent announcement , Facebook notes that a series of improvements to its News Feed will reduce the type of content that people often report as “spammy...

The Fight Against Email Spam Heats Up

The battle against fraud and spam has heated up, as IT security provider Kaspersky Lab and email intelligence company Return Path have teamed up to fight against international fraud together. The companies have agreed on a framework...

Disavow Links Like a Boss: Cutts Says Two Strikes & You're Out

If you've been penalized by Google for violating the webmaster guidelines, (and you know who you are), consider yourself on double-secret probabtion. The next time, you could be out for good. A new video (seen below) from Google's...

Big List of Link Building No-Nos

Link building is one of the most basic methods that Web professionals use to grow their businesses online. It’s a pretty great system because there are so many different ways to build links on the Internet, but it’s also...

Bing vs. Spam: Net Briefs

Continuing in its effort to win over the hearts and minds of Web workers, Microsoft's Bing announced a new feature in its Webmaster Tools platform that will help search engine optimization professionals in the ongoing fight against...

Global Email Spam Rates on the Rise

A new study by email certification and reputation monitoring company Return Path tracked more than 130 million IP addresses and nearly 20 trillion messages last year and concluded that 85 percent of them were classified as spam, posing...

Oh, Canada: Changes Made to Anti-Spam Bill

For the average email user, anti-spam measures are viewed as a good thing. After all, most inboxes are already crammed with daily deals offers, marketing newsletters, e-commerce receipts and maybe even the occasional personal email...

Battling the Botnets

In March, Microsoft was the driving force behind shutting down one of the most prolific spam operations on the Internet — a botnet called Rustock. The sting put an end to the more than 13 billion spam messages Rustock was generating...

Google Says War on Spam Ranks First

Google principal engineer Matt Cutts posted a lengthy message on the company’s official blog Friday in response to recent complaints from users about the increasing prevalence of spam in search results. The war on webspam, Cutts...

Malware Up, Spam Down

It seems every bit of good news received about Web security is tempered with some bad. McAfee unveiled its McAfee Threats Report for the Third Quarter (2010) today, which revealed that while spam levels decreased in volume this quarter...

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McAfee Reports Historic Levels of Malware

According to Web security firm McAfee’s second-quarter data, Malware reached its highest levels ever in the first half of 2010. The company found 6 million malicious files in the second quarter, making for a total of 10 million...

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Cloudmark on the Move

Messaging infrastructure and security solution provider CloudMark announced that Web hosting leaders Hostopia and DigiWeb will be using its services. DigiWeb will be using CloudMark's hosted and managed security solution Cloudfilter...

Q1 ’10 Internet Threats Report

CommTouch released its Internet Threats Trend Report for Q1 2010 and, no surprise here, spammers have become adept at using the familiar Internet names to give an air of legitimacy to their deception. This quarter’s trend report...

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Your E-mail Reputation Matters

Pay attention to how you e-mail, says Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) . It released a new white-paper, "Message Sender Reputation Concepts and Common Practices," to explain how the habits of e-mail senders are...

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