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Vote, vote, vote!

Howdy, folks. I was reminded yet again today online to vote. And yes, vote! It’s very, very important.

Today’s message was on Google. And Instagram, Facebook and all other social media platforms yell it in my face every day (like I did in today’s post title). 488 more words

Verizon says ‘NO’ to more than 7 billion robocalls and counting

Verizon adds support for Silence Junk Callers feature in iOS 14, leading the industry in robocall prevention

BASKING RIDGE, NJ (STL.News) Verizon continues to be an industry leader in protecting over 75 million customers from pesky robocalls, with over 7 billion calls and counting.  467 more words

Investigating Robocalls

Researchers in the computer science department at NC State undertook a study to investigate robocalls. The study is the first step in a broader effort to find tools to reduce robocalls. 595 more words

The Industry

Oops! Now I Know How They Do It


Recently, I’ve been getting calls that appear to present themselves as local cellphones.

I kept wondering how they did that: had they hacked into mobiles in Midland, or what? 112 more words


New research: Answering a robocall won't make it worse (WRAL)

WRAL: New research: Answering a robocall won’t make it worse. “They call constantly. When you accidentally answer, you’re certain you just set yourself up to get more robocalls. 18 more words

Research & Opinion

Attention! Attention!

While I was out on the screened porch in the late afternoon reading, the phone rang. When I answered it, I was met with that silent pause that indicates a robocall or call from a phone bank. 104 more words

Human-made Delights