No More Robocalls

Robots Zap Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission offered a $50,000 prize for techniques to block robocalls. What? Only $50,000? That deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. Committee members have their work cut out for them, though — there were three winners.

Here’s one of them:

More:

“No more robocalls: New tech automatically hangs up on robots,” Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

FTC Announces Robocall Challenge Winners (press release)

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One Response to “No More Robocalls”

  1. Brendan Ashworth Says:

    I find it interesting how the FTC – a federal organization – would be trying to undermine practices in their own country.

    The article reminds me of my article, http://blog.ashworth.in/bots-bots-all-around-us/, where I talk about robocalls from my own perspective.

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