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FTC Awards $50k In Prizes To Cut Off Exasperating Robocalls

April 2nd, 2013 04:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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coondoggie writes “The Federal Trade Commission today said it picked two winners out of nearly 800 entries for its $50,000 Robocall Challenge which dared technologists to come up with an innovative way of blocking the mostly illegal but abundant calls. According to the FTC, Serdar Danis and Aaron Foss will each receive $25,000 for their proposals, which both use software to intercept and filter out illegal prerecorded calls using technology to ‘blacklist’ robocaller phone numbers and ‘whitelist’ numbers associated with acceptable incoming calls.” Can’t wait until Symantec, Kaspersky, etc. sell competing anti-spammer packages for phones.

Source: FTC Awards $50k In Prizes To Cut Off Exasperating Robocalls

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