Some of the more difficult humans on Earth, telemarketers, might soon be replaced by a geek god, IBM's Watson supercomputer.
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.
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.
The Jeopardy champ's college application has been accepted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Big Blue proudly reports.
A menace to business and consumer alike, robocall removal is now under the eye of the Federal Trade Commission.
The satellite TV provider faces a lawsuit over charges that it called consumers who had asked to be taken off their call list.