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As Covid-19 Scams Run Rampant, Google Launches a Scam-Spotter Quiz

Since the outbreak of covid-19, Google has been working to suppress ads from profiteers peddling low-quality, high-cost PPE and health elixirs, trying to get their hands on stimulus checks and credit card information. The company started a covid-19 task force which has prioritised, among other things, thwarting unemployment benefits scams….

FCC Will Enforce Robocall Crackdown By June 2021

FCC Will Enforce Robocall Crackdown By June 2021

The Federal Communications Commission has announced it’s approved new rules that will require carriers by June of next year to implement protocols to protect consumers against scammers and spoof callers attempting to mask their unfamiliar numbers.

Twitter Ran Ads For Human Organs Because Money Is Money

Twitter Ran Ads For Human Organs Because Money Is Money

Aside from pockets of overt racism, one of the more weirdly unpleasant corners of Twitter comes from its “promoted” content. What ostensibly started as a tool for big-name brands to drive the “reach” and “impact” of whatever message they might be promoting, it’s since devolved into another kind of marketing…