iOS 13 is set to bring a lot of nifty new features to the iPhone this fall, such as the much-requested Dark Mode. Another that stands out is a new tool made to protect users from robocalls.
Apple June 4, 2019
Scammers are using robot programs to lure consumers into making costly long-distance phone calls. The One Ring or 'Wangiri' scam convinces people to call back unidentified numbers to rack up a huge phone bill.
Apps/Software May 8, 2019
Verizon is making its Call Filter app free, with an optional $2.99-a-month subscription that nabs customers a few nifty extras. The app will automatically block spam and robocalls.
Internet March 30, 2019
The FCC issued its largest fine in history on Thursday, May 10, against a Florida-based man. The individual, identified as Adrian Abramovich, has been charged with making nearly 100 million spoofed robocalls in just three months.
Business Tech May 11, 2018
In its new proposed rules released March 23, FCC said it would push for phone companies to target as well as block illegal robocalls. There are about 2.4 billion of these calls every month, many of which are fraudulent.
Business Tech March 24, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission has again declared war against robocalls, automated phone calls that have been bugging the entire nation. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed it as his agency's agenda this March.
Business Tech March 3, 2017
Robocalls asking, “Can you hear me now,” is the latest phone scam that steals the victim’s identity to make charges.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 1, 2017
AT&T has officially launched its new Call Protect service to counter robocalls, offering automatic blocking and spam warnings to avoid spam calls. Here's what you need to know about the service.
Internet December 21, 2016
Over 30 major technology and telecommunication companies are joining the Robocall Strike Force. The group looks to end the unwanted phone calls, which have been described as a "scourge."
Business Tech August 19, 2016
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler recently urged the CEOs of major telecommunications companies to develop solutions against robocalls. In response, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has agreed to lead a Robocalling Strike Force.
Business Tech July 26, 2016
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has written a letter to the CEOs of major telecommunications companies to urge the implementation of robocall blocking systems. Will the companies finally do so?
Business Tech July 24, 2016
Sen. Chuck Schumer called on phone companies to provide their customers the necessary robocall blocking technology. Robocalls not only produce spams and scams, but also create an avenue for bomb threats in schools, none of which were found true by the police.
Legal March 7, 2016
Robocall bomb threats resulted in school lockdowns and evacuations on Friday. A number of schools nationwide have reported increasing robocalls in the last few years.
Society March 6, 2016
Time Warner Cable moves to protect phone customers from robocalls. And setting up the new call-blocking tool, Nomorobo, only takes a couple of steps.
Internet January 15, 2016
The FCC plans to address the multitude of complaints filed before its office regarding unwanted calls from telemarketers and robocallers. Not only will FCC hope to shame the unwelcomed callers, the list will also empower app developers and "do-no-disturb" technologies that are currently implemented.
Business October 23, 2015
Lyft has been cited by the FCC as breaking regulations about robotic calls and automated text messages. While the company reportedly does offer users a way to opt-out of these calls, it also doesn't let them use Lyft's service if they do so.
Legal September 13, 2015
Lyft provides customers the option to stop receiving unwanted robocalls and automated text messages, but doing so would prevent them from using the ride-sharing service.
Business September 12, 2015
Time Warner Cable was ordered to pay a woman over $229,000 for harassing her with automated calls. The woman sued after receiving 153 robocalls from the provider for a bill that wasn’t even hers.
Legal July 14, 2015
PayPal amends its user agreement yet again. Customers will have the option to stop robocalls.
Business June 30, 2015
The FCC has approved new rules so customers can ask their carriers to block robocalls and spam text messages.
Society June 20, 2015
PayPal continues to insist that users may opt out of receiving the automated robocalls specified in its new user agreement, although members report being told otherwise. Now, the New York attorney general has begun investigating the matter.
Internet June 12, 2015
PayPal has released an updated user agreement effective July 1. It states consenting PayPal users will be receiving robocalls and unconsenting ones should close their PayPal accounts.
Legal June 4, 2015
The FTC isn’t done with its work going after annoying telemarketers. Here’s what you can do to help get rid of robocallers.
Business March 5, 2015
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