Tag Archive: abuse

Google introduces reCAPTCHA Android API to keep mobile apps safer from bot abuse

Adding reCAPTCHA functionality is but another tool for Android developers to keep their apps secure.

Machine learning and security were big themes at Google I/O, including making the Google Play Protect service more visible to users. In a recent post on the Android Developers Blog, Google has announced the first reCAPTCHA Android API as part of Google Play Services.

If you’ve spent any time on the internet over the past 10 years, you’ve surely run into Google’s  [Read More…]

Twitter is taking new steps to stop abuse — no, really this time

Twitter has a problem. Well, it has several problems.

The biggest issues that people deal with on a daily basis when using Twitter are unnecessary abuse and harassment. Today, Twitter is announcing three new initiatives it hopes will cut down on theses issues, making the social network a more approachable and inclusive place. It’s calling these steps an update on “safety,” to give you an indication of just how bad the situation is for many.

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Acer’s new rugged Chromebook can survive all sorts of abuse

Chromebooks are considered great educational accessories. After they offer basic functionalities at affordable prices, which makes them perfect for students of any ages. Now Acer has come to CES 2017 to launch a few new products like any self-respecting tech companies. So say hello to the rugged Chromebook 11 N7 – a laptop which was

NatulaRays Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker – A fantastic little speaker that can survive serious abuse! (Review)

In this ever burgeoning digital age, we as a society have become almost 100% dependent on technology. Most of us are incapable of leaving our homes without some form of technology on our person. This need and necessity we have for tech and gadgets drives our innovation as a people. As our needs grow, so

T-Mobile cracking down on tethering abuse


T-Mobile today announced it will take action against a percentage of its customer base which has been found to be abusing the data network. According to CEO John Legere there are approximately 3,000 users out there taking advantage of the high speed data.

“I’m not in this business to play data cop, but we started this wireless revolution to change the industry for good and to fight for consumers. I won’t let  [Read More…]

T-Mobile going after data ‘thieves’ who abuse unlimited data

In a blog post, T-Mobile CEO John Legere issued a warning to customers “stealing data” from the carrier, calling out a fraction of users that are using workarounds to consume as much as 2TB (yep, terabytes) of cellular data a month. Legere mentioned that these users, who constitute a “fraction of a percent,” have been masking mobile tethering and hotspot usage, allowing them to use their cellular plan as a substitute for broadband:

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Twitter CEO takes stance against abuse, vows to eliminate trolls from the platform

In an internal memo sent out to employees, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo acknowledged the platform’s ongoing problems with harassment and abuse as well as its inability to combat trolls. Costolo admitted that this behavior was a key factor in driving away core users from the platform, and that he would be taking an aggressive stance against trolls on Twitter.

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Twitter is adding new anti-harassment tools to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter will soon be offering offering all users of its social network some new features and tools that will enable them to report abusive activity faster, along with a new page that shows which Twitter accounts a user has blocked.