The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned the public of a recent surge in a creative new robocall scamming scheme that pretends to be Apple and Amazon.
Tired of dealing with robocall spammers and scammers? Legislative relief to U.S. consumers could be coming soon. Anti-robocall legislation was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this week with almost unanimous support, and is expected to be taken up by the Senate in the next couple of weeks, according to a new report from The Hill.
iOS 13 brought out a new setting to protect Apple customers from unwanted calls and spammers by automatically sending any calls from unknown people straight to voicemail.
Carrier T-Mobile on Thursday announced a new feature, Caller Verified, which promises to offer additional, better protections from scammers and spammers than its existing tools.
It looks like Apple could finally be getting serious about helping to eliminate nuisance calls on iPhones. A new Apple patent for “Detection of Spoofed Call Information,” targets a specific type of calling that has become increasingly annoying in recent years.
In addition to testing the ability to cross-post your Instagram Stories to WhatsApp, the WhatsApp team is working on other potential enhancements such as a new spam-detection system designed to help warn users about suspected hoax messages.
Starting with iOS 10, Apple is allowing a new type of applications in the App Store: apps that can detect and block spam phone calls from telemarketers, debt collectors, scammers, and automated systems. These apps act as an extension of the Phone application, and in theory, they can help you filter out those calls from people you don't want to talk to.
In this post, we will have a look at how these applications work and how to use them.
Apple wants to get into social networking, but not as a rival to Facebook or Twitter. Instead, the iPhone maker envisions a way to better protect mobile users against spammers and stalkers.
Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved a 2010 application for a friend service of sorts which could underlie current social networks.
The patent titled "Apparatus and method for efficiently managing data in a social networking service" describes methods for maintaining three databases which oversee friends within a network, handles for out-of-network contacts and a third to log changes. Among the potential advantages: preventing a flood of friend requests and ignoring contact attempts by stalkers...