CleanSpeak 3.18 Update Even More Powerful

Bryan Giese

Cleanspeak 3.18 Update

It gives us #@$%!* pleasure to announce the CleanSpeak 3.18 update is available! This update takes advantage of full support for regular expressions in Blacklist phrases, as well as enhancements to our API validation. CleanSpeak 3.18 also includes a few minor housekeeping updates that weren’t causing any issues, but it made us feel more comfortable knowing that they would never be able to. Clean code is happy code.

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List of GDPR Resources

Bryan Giese

List of GDPR Resources

Below is a list of GDPR resources to get started researching how the regulation will impact your organization. I’ll warn you now, there are a lot of details, and a lot of it is vague. The biggest takeaway you should remember is “Data privacy by design.” Data privacy should no longer be a luxury or generous offer, it should be baked into the core business processes of any firm. If it isn’t, you could be facing serious fines and data flow restrictions.  

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CleanSpeak UI Update: So Much #@$%!* Better

Bryan Giese

CleanSpeak UI Update

As of April 19, 2018, we released the CleanSpeak UI Update 3.17.0 and we are sure it will get some #@$%!* attention for our profanity filter. More than a %$#*$& font and color update, CleanSpeak 3.17.0 brings improvements and enhancements to our layouts and workflows that make it look cleaner and complete tasks faster for moderators and *&%^*#@ administrators.

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New Evaluation System

Brian Pontarelli

Let's make some magic

Over the years, we’ve tried a number of different methods for letting developers get their hands on our products to try them out. During our 365 Days of Passport, we are going to try something new.

Our new evaluation system will let anyone create an account with us and immediately get access to the installable version of our products. You’ll be able to download any of our bundles (DEBs, RPMs or ZIPs), install on your dev box or on any server, and immediately start testing.

We also added another option to try our products. We created two sandbox servers in AWS, one for Passport and one for CleanSpeak. These sandboxes are open to the world and easy to log into. The username and password for our sandboxes will always be:

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Fake News. What’s really B.S. and how do we get rid of it?

Kelly Strain

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If you have been on the internet this week you are aware of the fake news crisis spiralling out of control. But just in case you missed it, recent headlines read something like this: Facebook is being blamed for Trump’s election, Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites, Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens.

With great power comes great responsibility

Facebook has over 1 billion active users who utilize the platform to post, share and comment on news. When Facebook was accused of influencing the election, Zuckerberg was quick to say that was a “pretty crazy idea.” Is it really that crazy? Facebook has become a catalyst for the spread of fake news given the ease of it’s “share” button. Regardless, fake news isn’t going away anytime soon, it will likely worsen and while Facebook has taken steps to limit the sites’ use of their ad networks, there has been no push to eliminate fake news from the News Feed.

This daunting issue is not Facebook’s alone. Any platform that allows user generated content would be wise to get out ahead of this growing problem in order to prevent this spam and protect their brand.  Continue reading