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More tools to help you stop robocalls

More tools to help you stop robocalls

If you're tired of annoying robocalls, here is some information about technology that might help you stop them. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced the winners of its latest contests designed to develop technology to stop the automated calls. "RoboKiller" took the $25,000 top prize. Created by Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles, it relies on universally available call forwarding that works on both landline and mobile phones, and uses audio-fingerprint technology to identify robocalls, according to the FTC. Runner-up Hemant Sengar applied similar audio analytics in his solution and will receive a $10,500 prize, the FTC said. “We hope the winners bring...

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