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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.
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.
A menace to business and consumer alike, robocall removal is now under the eye of the Federal Trade Commission.
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.
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.
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.
NetTalk Duo's number-portability feature transfers your landline number to the company's low-cost VoIP service quickly and simply.