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Man Could Get Locked Up IRL For Sending Spam Messages On Facebook

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal officials say a Nevada man has pleaded guilty to sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users. U.S. ...

Your Facebook News Feed Is About To Get A Lot Less Annoying

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology

Your News Feed is getting a major overhaul, according to a post on the Facebook Newsroom blog Thursday. The company announced several improvements to ...

Facebook Cracks Down On Fakers

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology

Some Facebook Fan Pages have suddenly become less popular. Over the last several days, Facebook has been sweeping its site and eliminating fake ac...

New Facebook Spam Alert!

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.20.2012 | Technology

What's up with WhatsApp today? Well, imposters of the mobile messaging app are trying to steal your info through Facebook, that's what. Robin Waute...

Facebook Teams Up To Target Spam

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

SEATTLE (AP) -- Facebook is partnering with Washington state to combat a type of spam called "clickjacking" that is plaguing the social networking sit...

Internet Crime: Facebook Timeline Scams

CJ Arabia | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
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You're going to see things like "Hate the new Facebook Timeline? Here's how to switch back to the old view." The sad truth is that this is just a spam hacker hoping you'll click some link so that they can access your account.

Facebook Tells Users How To Avoid Spam Attacks

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Facebook said Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users' pages with pictures showing graphic sex and...

Facebook Hit By Massive Spam Attack

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.16.2011 | Technology

A massive spam attack is wreaking havoc on Facebook users' News Feeds. ZDNET has covered the spamming for the last couple days and reports that th...

Facebook Spam Program Catches Innocent Users

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 10.20.2011 | Technology

PITTSBURGH -- Facebook has sent notes of apology and is changing automated systems that blocked environmental activists and other people from posting ...

Watch Out For Casey Anthony Confession Scam On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

There is no leaked video of Casey Anthony confessing to her lawyer, no matter what your Facebook news feed tells you. All Facebook reports that the...

What To Do If Your Facebook Profile Gets Hacked

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.24.2011 | Technology

Has your Facebook wall ever been flooded with spam? Have you ever realized with horror that your profile has been spamming your entire Friends list? H...

9 Facebook Scams You Don't Want To Fall For

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.28.2013 | Technology

Facebook recently launched a new security wall to block scammers, but many are worried these measures won't stop spam from spreading and that determin...

Facebook Puts Up 'Wall' To Detect Spam (VIDEO)

Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology


XXX Posts Infiltrate Facebook Brand Pages

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

It appears some brand's Facebook Pages may becoming smut central. New York Post's James Covert and Ian Mohr wrote recently about a slew of x-rated ...

Bianca Bosker

Do I Know You? Fake Friends Adding Fresh Danger To Facebook | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Back in a more innocent age, a Facebook friend bore at least some resemblance to an actual friend: They were real people with real identities with who...

WARNING: Facebook Spammers Hijacking Accounts

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you use Facebook chat, be on the lookout for suspicious messages from your friends. According to AllFacebook, spammers are hijacking Facebook acco...

'OMG Guy' Clickjacking Attack Spreads On Facebook

All Facebook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you've seen the page "OMG This GUY Went A Little To Far WITH His Revenge On His EX Girlfriend", I wouldn't be surprised if you clicked on the link....

Sanford Wallace: Meet The 'Spam King' Sued By Facebook

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Spamford has a reputation for sending unsolicited mail. The internet marketer was famously head of a company, Cyber Promotions, that sent as many as 3...

Sanford Wallace: Facebook Wins $711 Million In Case Against 'Spam King'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Facebook said Thursday a California court has awarded the social networking Web site $711 million in damages in an anti-spam case ...