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robocalls

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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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IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

By August 31, 2014

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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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Screen unwanted calls without one-at-a-time blocking

The free Nomorobo service and AT&T's Privacy Manager help reduce the number of nuisance calls that aren't blocked by the Do Not Call registry.

By April 17, 2014

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Despite complaints of spamming, Path stands by its app's invitation process

A default setting in the app's signup routine causes issues for some users and poses a new problem for the startup, which is developing a reputation for being reckless with personal information.

By April 30, 2013

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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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NetTalk makes it easy to dump your landline but keep your phone number

NetTalk Duo's number-portability feature transfers your landline number to the company's low-cost VoIP service quickly and simply.

By April 2, 2012