A.I. Content Detection [ >>> SPAM Scourge <<< ]

Lately, the forums have been flooded with SPAM posts, many of which appear to have been created using A.I. (Artificial Intelligence). The posts often look like authentic human-written text, but something usually feels off about them, and they always seem to pertain to hard drives and data recovery.

The SPAMMERS have even started creating new user accounts with posts asking for “help”, but they appear to be nothing more than the perfect setup for replying with “helpful” A.I. SPAM posts, designed to establish rapport with users to gain their trust. The SPAMMERS may also edit the posts later, to include SPAM links or to simply “bump” the post.

Before replying to a new user, it might be a good idea to dig a little deeper, and take NOTHING for granted. If you see SPAM posts, report them, and maybe one day WD will finally do something about the annoying SPAM scourge.

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Each day, messages from Nigerian princes, peddlers of wonder drugs and promoters of can’t-miss investments choke email inboxes. Improvements to spam filters only seem to inspire new techniques to break through the protections.

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Large language models are full of security vulnerabilities, yet they’re being embedded into tech products on a vast scale.

Our water companies may be greedy and negligent, but they don’t hold a candle to Big Tech. In the digital world, we’re facing a different kind of sewage crisis: rather than swimming in physical excrement, we’re drowning in a tsunami of the digital stuff.

Since the arrival of ChatGPT last year, tech companies have raced to incorporate the AI tech behind it. In many cases, companies have uprooted their long-standing core products to do so. The ease of producing seemingly authoritative text and visuals with a click of a button threatens to erode the internet’s fragile institutions and make navigating the web a morass of confusion. As AI fever has taken hold of the web, researchers have unearthed how it can be weaponized to aggravate some of the internet’s most pressing concerns — like misinformation and privacy — while also making the simple day-to-day experience of being online — from deleting spam to just logging into sites — more annoying than it already is.

A recent study by NewsGuard, trackers of online misinformation, makes some alarming discoveries about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in content farm generation. If you’ve previously held your nose at the content mill grind, it’s probably going to become a lot more unpleasant.

Content farms are the pinnacle of search engine optimisation (SEO) shenanigans. Take a large collection of likely underpaid writers, set up a bunch of similar looking sites, and then plaster them with adverts. The sites are covered with articles expressly designed to float up to the top of search rankings, and then generate a fortune in ad clicks.

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I’m not going to provide any links to these companies and don’t recommend purchasing their products or using their services. They are relentless with constant spam and fake posts in order to fool unsuspecting buyers into thinking that their posts are real end user recommendations.

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