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.
The voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright, has been robocalling on behalf of the religion/cult using Bart's voice.
Federal Trade Commission is restricting telemarketers from sending prerecorded phone calls to consumers unless the consumer gives written consent to receive them.
Voters may hate them, but automated, prerecorded calls are certainly popular with politicians, despite a lack of evidence that they are effective.
New bill would set limits on how often Americans can receive the automated calls from supporters and opponents of federal candidates.
These automated calls have been around for a while, but why have they become so ubiquitous--and cheap to make?
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.
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.