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Details about bad leadership possibly being part of Twitter's abuse problem
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yesterday by nelson
Facebook turned its two-factor security 'feature' into the worst kind of spam • Gizmodo
Kate Conger:
<p>Sometimes, Facebook will send emails to users warning them that they’re having problems logging into their accounts, Bloomberg reported last month. “Just click the button below and we’ll log you in. If you weren’t trying to log in, let us know,” the emails reportedly read. Other times, Facebook will ask for a user’s phone number to set up two-factor authentication—then spam the number with notification texts.

I’ve been getting these text-spam messages since last summer, when I set up a new Facebook account and turned on two-factor authentication. I created the new profile with somewhat vague intentions of using it for professional purposes—I didn’t like the idea of messaging sources from my primary Facebook account, where they could flip through pictures of my high school prom or my young nephews. But I didn’t end up using the profile often, and I let it sit mostly abandoned for months at a time.

At first, I only got one or two texts from Facebook per month. But as my profile stagnated, I got more and more messages. In January, Facebook texted me six times—mostly with updates about what my ex was posting. This month, I’ve already gotten four texts from Facebook. One is about a post from a former intern; I don’t recognize the name of one of the other “friends” Facebook messaged me about.

The texts are a particularly obnoxious form of spam, and instead of making me want to log into Facebook, they remind me why I’m avoiding it. It’s painful to see my ex’s name popping up on my phone all the time, and while my intern was great at her job, I’m not invested in keeping up with her personal life.</p>

The texts will actively turn people away from using 2FA, which is a really bad move. (You can use the Authenticator app to do 2FA for Facebook, rather than letting them text. They still haven't figured out how to spam you there.)
Facebook  2fa  spam  text 
2 days ago by charlesarthur
Stop telephoning me-eh-eh-eh-eh: robocalls explained - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs
If you’ve ever answered a call from anyone outside your contact list only to hear a recorded message playing back at you, you have just been robocalled. Unfortunately for American consumers, this happens several times a day, seven days a week. Suffice to say, this is beyond annoying—and it’s getting worse.
In their National Robocall Index, YouMail, a telecommunications service provider, revealed that nearly 10 billion robocalls were made by mid-2016 and predicted a total of 30 billion by the end of that year. Furthermore, YouMail announced that American consumers received a total of 30.5 billion robocalls in 2017.
advertising  do_not_call  gov2.0  privacy  robocalls  spam 
12 days ago by rgl7194

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