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CNBC - Jun 15, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission will address the issue at its next meeting June 18th in Washington, D.C. The FCC has put forth an ambitious proposal of new rules to redefine "auto-dialers" in an effort to prevent misuse of existing laws, and to allow consumers to revoke their consent to receive such calls at any time.
SlashGear - Jun 10, 2015
According to some AT&T rep, the update is for some enhancement for AT&T's address book, not exactly a critical update that warrant and immediate and enforced installation that takes user permission out of the equation.
Los Angeles Times - Jun 08, 2015
Disrupting the lives of millions of Americans, telemarketers and scammers are routinely using technological advances to automatically dial phone numbers and circumvent the popular Do Not Call list.
Computerworld - Jun 08, 2015
After a backlash from critics, PayPal seems to be reconsidering a plan to give itself unilateral permission to ping its users with robocalls and text messages.
WTOK - Jun 03, 2015
Mississippi regulators have ordered a Florida company, L&J Bay Area Holding, and its leader to pay $85,000 for violating the state's ban on unwanted telemarketing.
ConsumerAffairs - Jun 03, 2015
Illegal robo calls and debt collector harassment targeting your cell phone are a pain, but a California technology company says they could be money in the bank.
Orlando Sentinel - Jun 02, 2015
A local woman received about 100 robocalls over four months from Orange County schools, alerting her about everything from an absent child to lockdowns and fundraising campaigns.
abc27 - May 29, 2015
Robocalls, those marketing junk calls you get on your phone, are getting worse. The Federal Trade Commission receives 250,000 to 300,000 complaints about unwanted calls each month. Putting your name on the government’s Do Not Call list at DoNotCall.gov is one step, but Consumer Reports says it’s not very effective.
ConsumerReports.org - May 29, 2015
Are you hounded by automated phone calls with recorded pitches for things like medical alert devices or home security systems? Do you get texts telling you to call now for a free cruise or vacation? You’re not alone.
Lewiston Sun Journal - May 27, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission has a Do Not Call List, which makes it easier for you to stop getting telemarketing calls you do not want. You can register online at www.donotcall.gov or by phone at 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number you wish to register. Registration is free.