Buffer was forced to turn its social-sharing service off on Saturday after a number of users found the app was posting diet spam-related content to their social networks without their consent.
Fortune editor Adam Lashinsky’s response to readers — who were upset about a LinkedIn post he wrote pointing to a paywalled article — shows a lack of understanding of both paywalls and how to use social platforms.
The country’s first multilevel marketer in mobile Solavei is building a merchant rewards network for its members. It’s the MVNO’s first step — but not its last — toward expanding its Amway-like business model beyond wireless.
The tool, developed internally at SoundCloud and open-sourced on Monday, aims to help large community-driven web services identify spammy followers and contributors and make it so they’re “shouting into the wind.”
Are you finding your in-box flooded with LinkedIn requests? That may be because some people are sending out the invitations against their will, according to a lawsuit that accuses the site of hacking users’ email programs.
Researchers have a devised a method for identifying fake Twitter accounts that proved highly accurate across 27 popular black-market merchants. With Twitter’s cooperation, they spotted and deleted millions of accounts, using only data generated during the account-registration process.
In a Reddit AmA, a Black Hat hacker breaks down the business of spamming and DDoS attacks on the internet. He says he sends 90 million spam mails a day.
Glide is an Israeli-based video messaging app that’s seen strong growth recently, but it has had a spamming problem. The company told us that it’s now stopped auto-inviting your friends after users complained.
Facebook has come under fire from those who say the network is turning down the volume on their posts, but the bottom line is that the network can — and will — do whatever it wants with the algorithms controlling its news feed.