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Nearly a dozen years since the federal Do Not Call Registry took effect, automated calling systems have exploded.
November 18, 2015 It's difficult for regulators to stop companies that flout the Do Not Call Registry. Robocalls can come from overseas, making them hard to regulate, and they often spoof caller IDs.
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When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account.
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August 24, 2015 When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could in fact be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Here's how.
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"No, I don't want to renew my subscription." What if they could reach you anywhere?
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December 13, 2011 A bill before Congress that would allow some types of "robocalls" to be made to cellphones is getting an increasing amount of attention this week thanks to something that's very rare these days — bipartisan opposition from state attorneys general.
December 6, 2011 Election-day dirty tricksters be forewarned: getting caught trying in a voter-suppression scheme can draw you a prison term, at least in Maryland.That's one take away message from Tuesday's conviction of the man who served as campaign manager for the effort of Maryland's former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr.'s to regain the governorship.
November 2, 2010 The phone network crash led Democrats to erroneously suspect a GOP dirty trick like one in 2002. This crash affected both Democrats and Republicans alike. And while Democrats initially blamed the GOP, Republicans accused Democrats of a distraction.
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