Telecom

Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end

An anti-robocalls measure signed into law Monday by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear.

Internet

Fears grow on digital surveillance: US survey

Americans are increasingly fearful of monitoring of their online and offline activities, both by governments and private companies, a survey showed Friday.

Telecom

Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex.

Computer Sciences

Mobile phone usage used to track economic status in Rwanda

(Tech Xplore)—A trio of researchers has used metadata from mobile phone users in Rwanda to predict economic status for populations in that country. In their paper published in the journal Science, Joshua Blumenstock and ...

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