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Google’s latest Pixel update automatically silences unknown numbers in a push to end robocalls once and for all

Google is updating its "Call Screen" Google Assistant service to automatically skip unknown numbers and transcribe the call's details.
Ever pay at a register that looks like this? Then you've used a Square point-of-sale machine.

There’s a simple way to stop all those emails from every store you go to that uses Square payment systems — here’s how

If you've ever used a credit or debit card to pay at a store that uses Square, you've probably gotten a lot of spam emails. Here's how to stop that.

Robocalls are a growing problem for Americans everywhere — here’s when you’re most likely to get spammed

Insider analyzed FCC data to figure out the exact times when you're most likely to get annoyed by a robocall.

It looks like a Gmail problem is dumping spam emails in some users’ inboxes

Another tweet on Monday suggested that the issue could be more than just Gmail spam filters and actually be affecting emails from being received.
100 life-sized cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sit on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Hoax alert: The latest spammy viral Facebook post warns users about account ‘cloning’

Spoiler: There's nothing to worry about, so don't even think about copy-pasting that chain-mail post.
This scene from "Seinfeld" was the birth of the term "regifting."

8 common words you probably didn’t know came from TV shows

Words like spam, regifting, and cowabunga all can trace their origins to popular TV shows like "Friends," "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons," and "Seinfeld."

Why so many spam phone calls come from your area code

Some spam calls can come from numbers that look almost identical to your own phone number.

Americans got 3.4 billion spam calls in April — here’s why so many come from your area code

Spam callers can make it seem like they're calling from your hometown's area code with a tactic called caller ID "spoofing."

Instagram’s abuse-fighting AI system has trouble with Kanye West lyrics

Instagram is using an AI system called DeepText to root out spam and abusive comments, and the system does not like a certain Kanye West lyric.

Facebook is cracking down on webpages with ‘spammy’ and misleading ads

Facebook is going after the "spammy," trashy ads that litter the underbelly of the internet by demoting websites that show them in the News Feed.