“Call me, maybe?” is on the brink of becoming “Call me, never.” Robocalls, those computer-generated shysters, are making some people stop answering the phone altogether. The rest of us trust unknown calls about as much as truck stop sushi. By several estimates, Americans got more than 5.2 billion automated calls in March — a record of about 16 for every man, woman and child. It’s happening because the internet made it incredibly cheap and easy to place thousands of calls in an instant. But we don’t have to just bury our heads in the spam and take it. While lawmakers debate what to do about the roboscourge, engineers have cooked up some clever ways to make bots work for us, not against us. Verizon just began offering free spam-fighting tech like AT&T and T-Mobile, if you sign up. The right app or service on your phone can make it safer to say hello again — or even extract revenge. Yes, revenge. So let’s battle, bots. I collected … [Read more...] about How to stop robocall spammers and exact revenge
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MANILA - Fewer Filipinos are communicating via text messaging as most cellphone users in the country have switched to online chats and messenger apps, Department of Information and Communications Technology Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio said Saturday. Rio said there was a 40 percent drop in text messaging over the past three years, with the same percentage of mobile phone users shifting to online messaging in 2016. This followed the availability of 4G LTE services in the country, which allows better chat connectivity. "Sa (With) SMS (short message service), you can only contact point-to-point, person-to-person pero dito sa (but in) social media you can actually broadcast yourself," Rio said. Filipinos are the world's top internet and social media users despite having one of the slowest internet speeds in the world, recent studies showed. Filipinos spend an average of 10 hours and 2 minutes on the internet via any device, creative agency We Are Social and social media … [Read more...] about Fewer Filipinos sending texts as most shift to online messaging: DICT
Mathilde Boussion, Associated Press Updated 10:17 am CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 Congolese election observers from political parties wait for their shift to observe the count of the presidential ballots from over 900 polling stations at outside a local results compilation center in Kinshasa, Congo, Friday Jan. 4, 2019. CENI said Thursday the results from 20% of the polling stations have been collected. less Congolese election observers from political parties wait for their shift to observe the count of the presidential ballots from over 900 polling stations at outside a local results compilation center in ... more Photo: Jerome Delay, AP Photo: Jerome Delay, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Congolese election observers from political parties wait for their shift … [Read more...] about US sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests
A day before director S Shankar's ‘ 2.0’, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar hit the big screen worldwide, the Madras High Court directed 37 internet service providers to block more than 12,000 websites that exhibit pirated versions of Tamil movies. The list included more than 2,000 websites operated by TamilRockers. However, despite the precautionary measures adopted by the producers, reports doing the rounds claim that Tamilrockers has released the film online, within hours of its official release. Also See: 2.0 Movie Review Lyca Productions took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to request people to watch the movie in a theatre and not subscribe to piracy. “Hard work of 4 yrs, crores of money, efforts of 1000s of technicians - all to give you a visual spectacle you can watch, love and enjoy in THEATRES! Do not spoil the experience. SAY NO TO PIRACY! Send all pirated links to [email protected] & help Tamil cinema shine!” read the tweet. Also See: … [Read more...] about ‘2.0’ pirated prints available on Tamilrockers despite precautionary measures by film’s production house?
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?