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My first robo-call, 3 September 2015

And so it happened tonight, I got my first Robo-call.  Very exciting.  Tom Mulcair’s voice came through the line and said if I wanted an English message press 2 – so I did, and he gave the spiel about having good MPs elected last year who worked to oust Harper, and that I should vote for them this time round so that they can finish the job.  125 more words

Electioneering

The tools are available to stop robocalls, so why do so few telecom's use them?

Why aren’t telecom companies giving us the tools we need to block robocalls?

For the past two years the FTC held contests at the international DEF CON conference, the worlds largest annual hacker’s convention held in Las Vegas, awarding prizes for the best and most effective tools to fight robocalls.  815 more words

Consumer Advocacy

ROBO CALLS: More than an annoyance, they put you at risk

Telemarketers aren’t simply the annoying dinner-interrupters they used to be.  Things have changed. There are fraudsters out there on the other end of these calls who can go so far as to manipulate recordings of your voice, then use those recordings to take over your accounts. 650 more words

Consumer Advocacy

How “Silent Calls” Lead To Identity Theft

We’ve all had the experience of answering a phone call only to hear nothing. Typically, we just hang up and shrug. But those “silent calls” are the first step in well-organized campaigns to steal identities and bank account balances. 16 more words

Identity Theft

Why that annoying silent phone call could make you a target for scammers

You answer the phone. “Hello? Hello?!” But no one is there. It’s something that has happened to all of us. But as it turns out, security experts say answering that “silent call” could make you a target for scammers. 319 more words

News

Steve-O Milhouse Harputin makes the New York Times!

THE CLOSING OF THE CANADIAN MIND

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opinion/sunday/the-closing-of-the-canadian-mind.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

THE prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has called an election for Oct. 19, but he doesn’t want anyone to talk about it. 1,135 more words

Canada

Repurposed!

Isn’t it great how old technology can be repurposed!  For example:

In 1995 this was a Telephone

Now it’s a Land-Based RoboCall Receiving Device

Culture