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Spam and Scam Safe Twitter

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on March 10th, 2010 by Team Pi

Twitter sets up a unique service to identify bad links and get rid of them as a response to the recent spamming abuse and scams that have skyrocketed since the popularity of the microblogging site grew.  The recent phishing scams have actuated Twitter’s fight against spamming through malignant links in direct messages. These scams can pose problems right from remote access to stealing passwords and leaking viruses. Thankfully there is a solution for this now.

The separate service set up by Twitter routes all the submitted links to a service that can detect bad links, intercept them and keep users safe from any kind of trouble that could stem from them. The links would be shortened to twt.tl, Twitter’s own domain but other machinations of the new service are unknown. Looking forward to safe Tweeting folks!

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