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robocall

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PayPal dials back on robocalling

The digital payments firm says it didn't live up to its own standards when it updated its user agreement with a confusing and controversial policy on autodialed calls and texts.

By June 29, 2015

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FCC questions PayPal's new robocalling clause

The digital-payments company has faced criticism over its amended user agreement that allows it to direct automated calls and texts to customers.

By June 12, 2015

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eBay, PayPal asked to explain robocall policies

The New York attorney general's office wants some clarification on the companies' new policies over concerns that they may violate US law.

By June 11, 2015

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The best robo-call ever? Or the freakiest?

A Time magazine staffer got a call from a telemarketer who sounded not quite human. That's when the fun -- and the weirdness -- started.

By December 14, 2013

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Hate robocalls? FTC hopes these guys have an answer

Agency awards $50,000 in cash prizes as it turns to the private sector for help eradicating long-running annoyance of the technology era.

By April 2, 2013

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FCC cracks down on campaign robocalls to cell phones

Two companies face fines of nearly $5 million for allegedly making millions of artificial voice messages without consumers' prior consent.

By March 17, 2013

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FTC offers $50,000 to robocall killers

A menace to business and consumer alike, robocall removal is now under the eye of the Federal Trade Commission.

By October 19, 2012

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How to screen unwanted calls on iPhones and Android phones

You can ask your phone service provider to block calls from specific numbers, but it may be more practical to screen all calls from unfamiliar numbers and respond only to the legitimate callers. Doing so is easy using the Do Not Disturb feature for iPhones running iOS 6, and Groups on Android phones.

By February 5, 2013

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Why Romney's Orca killer app beached on Election Day

Project Orca was supposed to give the Romney campaign a technical advantage over Obama on election day. It got harpooned instead.

By November 9, 2012

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FTC goes after warranty robocallers

FTC is suing two telemarketing companies and a company peddling car warranty extensions--which the agency says are unnecessary and false--to put a stop to the calls.

By May 18, 2009