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Apple still struggles with spam on iMessage in China, seeks help from carriers

9 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple found itself in a bit of a pickle recently when iPhone users in China started receiving multiple spam messages through Apple's messaging app. The messages promote various gambling sites and casinos, which are illegal in China. The government is putting pressure on Apple to take care of the problem and now the company is resorting to the help of Chinese mobile carriers.
It's unclear how the network operators can help Apple in this case, considering that iMessage uses Apple's own servers and the communication between users is encrypted. It's likely that they would be asked to provide ...
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Apple and Chinese carriers will fight spam with machine learning

Apple and Chinese carriers will fight spam with machine learning

9 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Apple is speaking with Chinese telecom firms to find ways to reduce spam received through its messaging service, a spokeswoman said, days after state media alleged it was allowing illegal content on its platform. The iPhone maker has been targeted by China's state media through the past week and the official state broadcaste...
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Apple Working With Chinese Carriers To Reduce Spam

Apple Working With Chinese Carriers To Reduce Spam

9 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Recently you might have heard reports of how Chinese state-run media have leveled accusations and criticisms against Apple for not doing enough to fight against spam , where it seems that iPhone users in the country were receiving messages for illegal content such as gambling and pornography. Now according to a report from Reuters , it seems that China News Service has confirmed that Apple is working with Chinese telcos to find ways to reduce the amount of spam being distributed through its iMessage service. While Apple declined to comment on whether the company was working with local...
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Apple Working With Chinese Mobile Carriers to Reduce iMessage Spam

Apple Working With Chinese Mobile Carriers to Reduce iMessage Spam

9 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple is working with major mobile carriers in China on exploring ways to reduce iMessage spam, according to state media .
The company is actively exploring ways to further cut spam messages, including using advanced technology to identify junk messages and rolling out more tools to block hostile accounts, an Apple official was quoted as saying by the China News Service.
"We've been working to reduce the issue of spam for quite some time," an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters in an email.
She declined to comment on the China News Service report that it was working with the country's telecom...
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Chinese state media announces Apple is developing ‘advanced technology' to reduce iMessage spam

Chinese state media announces Apple is developing ‘advanced technology' to reduce iMessage spam

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

For the last few days, Chinese state media started a mini smear campaign on Apple, criticising the company's App Store policies and voicing frustration at ongoing SMS and iMessage spam in the region.
Reuters reports that the Chinese media quoted an Apple rep announcing that Apple will be rolling out new ways to block iMessage spam accounts, and is developing ‘advanced technology' to automatically identify junk messages. In a statement to Reuters, Apple said that they have been ‘working to reduce the issue of spam for quite some time'.
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