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Facebook Reveals Content Removal Stats

Facebook says it deleted 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year. That means on average three to four percent of active accounts in this period were bogus. The figure comes in the company's first Community Standards ... Enforcement Report, which gives statistics about the action it takes over content that breaks its rules. It's part of an effort to improve transparency about the site and follows last month's publication of the full detail of the 'community standards' for the first time. Spam The Most Prevalent Problem As well as improving transparency, the figures are ... (view more)

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Robocall Blocking Ideas Rewarded by FTC

Two techies have each won $25,000 after coming up with plans to block automated "robocalls." The men came up with ideas based around the way some websites check a human rather than a machine in completing a form. The contest is run by the Federal ... Trade Commission (FTC), which regularly deals with complaints that companies have violated rules that restrict robocalls, or automated marketing calls where you pick up the phone only to hear a recorded message. Although the FTC is continuing to pursue offenders through its regulatory and legal powers, it wanted to find technical measures that could ... (view more)

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'GImage X', and 'Windows Automated Installation Kit'

GImage X GImageX is a graphical user interface for the ImageX tool from the Windows Automated Installation Kit v2.0 (WAIK). ImageX is used to capture and apply WIM images for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 desktop deployments. ... Windows Automated Installation Kit The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools that support the configuration and deployment of Windows operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging ... (view more)

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