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A Time magazine staffer got a call from a telemarketer who sounded not quite human. That's when the fun -- and the weirdness -- started.
Agency awards $50,000 in cash prizes as it turns to the private sector for help eradicating long-running annoyance of the technology era.
Two companies face fines of nearly $5 million for allegedly making millions of artificial voice messages without consumers' prior consent.
A menace to business and consumer alike, robocall removal is now under the eye of the Federal Trade Commission.
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.
Project Orca was supposed to give the Romney campaign a technical advantage over Obama on election day. It got harpooned instead.
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.
The voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright, has been robocalling on behalf of the religion/cult using Bart's voice.
These automated calls have been around for a while, but why have they become so ubiquitous--and cheap to make?
Voters may hate them, but automated, prerecorded calls are certainly popular with politicians, despite a lack of evidence that they are effective.