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Some robocall blockers have sent private information without permission

Some companies have responded. Truecaller announced TechCrunch that data transfers were fixed by an app update while the TrapCall team changed their privacy policy after Hastings contacted Apple. Hiya said it did not provide any personal information, but "further enhanced our privacy" by ensuring that no device data was sent without your permission. Data collection is often used to monetize …

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These robocall blocker apps depend on your privacy

You may have stopped the robocalls, but now there are privacy concerns. Getty Images Do you hate robocalls enough to let an app pass your data on to third parties to block the spam? The researchers found that's exactly what happens to millions of people using the most popular Robocall blocker apps. Robocalls have become an epidemic as lawmakers and …

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Robocall scammers are getting more and more devious. So stop her

Molly Rose, a 29-year-old program coordinator at a New York-based nonprofit arts organization, thought her phone was an important tool for her work. Now it is more of a burden. "I'm very upset about the constant barrage of sneaky robot calls and use my phone constantly for work," she said. "Two years ago, I would have answered every call, assuming …

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Reason to hope for an end to the robocall plague

Everyone has them – those annoying, never ending, often fraudulent robocalls from scammers and telemarketers. Striking day and night, Yet this year, Americans may get some relief. On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announces plans to crack down on robocalls. And Congress may pass its own measures. Under the FCC plan, phone companies would request permission – and encouragement – …

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Beware of the one-ring robocall scam

Photo: David Ramos (Getty) It happened to me last night – five calls, all from West Africa, only one ring each. The Federal Communications Commission issued a warning on Friday about this type of fraud. According to the warning, if you are called several times in succession, with just one ring on each call, then the person behind the calls …

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FCC warns of "One Ring" robocall scam

The FCC on Friday warned consumers of a wave of robocalls known as "One Ring" – but it has nothing to do with Sauron or his henchman in Middle-earth. Jokes aside, the "One Ring" or "Wangiri" fraud is addressed with a series of calls to potential victims – usually from the area code 222 – often in the middle of …

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Either the CEO of AT & T staged a robocall during a live interview, or no one is immune to the plague

The robocalling problem is getting worse and worse. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission ordered telecom officials to do something about the problem that, according to a January 2019 report, exploded with 26.3 billion robocalls in the US. And even those responsible for the US mobile phone companies are apparently immune. At an event hosted by the Economic Club in …

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John Oliver launches Robocall Hell on FCC commissars

John Oliver robs all five FCC commissioners, including his enemy, FCC leader Ajit Pai, to protest Pai's decision not to attack the Scourge, which had risen by 50% in 2016. Thanks to new tactics that Oliver went into detail last week Sunday Today robocalling is only getting worse and some experts estimate that they will soon make up half of …

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