How to use the 5 coolest new features on the Galaxy S5

April 21st, 2014

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone launched just over a week ago and early reports suggest that sales have been strong thus far, having reached into the millions after just one day of availability. Samsung did a good job of toning down the feature spam on its latest phone, but it still added plenty of cool new features that could get lost in the shuffle if Galaxy S5 owners don’t take the time …

Zoosk, The Dating Site That's About To Go Public, Relies Heavily On Spam

April 17th, 2014

Dating startup Zoosk recently filed to go…

Are You Human? CAPTCHA Verification Accidently Solved by Google Maps Algorithm

April 17th, 2014

Google has developed a new system that is capable of solving its own CAPTCHA tests used to verify whether a visitor to a website is human or not. The technology was developed for the purpose of reading street numbers in Google Street View in order to determine the exact location of addresses on Google Maps. Google's findings, recently published in a scientific paper, reveal that the CAPTCHAs and …

GoDaddy Released This Woman's Personal Information To A Spammer, And Now She's Being Harassed

April 16th, 2014

A woman is claiming that GoDaddy has released her full name and email address to a spammer after she had reported an incident about two years ago. 

10 terrific things you can do with the Galaxy S5 but not the iPhone 5s

April 11th, 2014

In the past, Samsung has had problems with what we here at BGR often refer to as “feature spam.” As was most painfully apparent in last year’s Galaxy S4, the company developed the habit of stuffing as many gimmicky new features as possible into its phones, thinking that all this clutter might appeal to a wider range of users. Samsung clearly recognized the problem beginning with last year’s …

If You Ask for 'Likes' on Facebook, You're About to Get Clobbered

April 11th, 2014

The social network says it will crack down on spammy pages that try to game engagement and shares.

Facebook cracking down on spammy news feeds

April 11th, 2014

Finally, Facebook users may get some relief from spammy or unwanted posts on their news feeds: the social network is tweaking its software to filter out such content. Software engineer Erich Owens and product manager Chris Turitzin said the software update aims to "deliver the right content to the right people at the right time."

Facebook Is About To Inflict Further Punishment On Lazy, Boring Brands Who Pollute Your News Feed

April 10th, 2014

The moves come as Facebook wages a war on low-quality content.

At a glance: How to avoid tax refund fraud

April 10th, 2014

As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, tax refund fraud is a growing problem. Here are tips from the federal government on how to avoid becoming a victim, and how to respond if you have become one.

A year in hacking – 552million user identities leaked online, and hackers are getting smarter

April 8th, 2014

Symantec's annual report on internet safety revealed that hackers are becoming more adept at using social media to trick us – when companies aren't leaking our data wholesale