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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

App Called RoboKiller Takes Top Prize In FTC’s Anti-Robocall Contest

The Federal Trade Commission’s vendetta against robocalls continued today as the agency announced the winner of a contest – and $25,000 – for building an app that blocks and forwards the annoying calls.

An app called RoboKiller was crowned victor in the FTC’s Robocall: Humanity Strikes Back contest that aimed to find the best way to forward the prerecorded messages to a honeypot – an information system used by government, private and academic partners to lure and analyze robocalls.

RoboKiller, which was the brainchild of Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles, relies on universally available call forwarding that works on both landline and mobile phones, and uses audio-fingerprint technology to identify robocalls.



Anonymous said...

Where can I download it??

Anonymous said... is their website. I think the app is in beta but can be found in app stores. It looks like they have a kickstarter to have full development

Anonymous said...

I want to know how to stop all the junk mail! Had to place a trash can next to the mailbox to avoid carrying all the junk mail in the front door and out the back door.