The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.
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.
The digital-payments company has faced criticism over its amended user agreement that allows it to direct automated calls and texts to customers.
The phone company hands millions to the US government in the largest-ever settlement over the opt-out-of-telemarketing registry.
Whoever becomes Mozilla's permanent boss must figure out how to promote the Firefox technology, decide whether reliance on Google is a good thing, and set the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.
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 Time magazine staffer got a call from a telemarketer who sounded not quite human. That's when the fun -- and the weirdness -- started.
UK regulator Ofcom has fined TalkTalk £750,000 over excessive silent and abandoned phone calls.
Some of the more difficult humans on Earth, telemarketers, might soon be replaced by a geek god, IBM's Watson supercomputer.
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.