Do Not Call List

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Complaints About Automated Calls Up Sharply Since 2010

Government figures show robocall complaints up about 225 percent since late 2010. The spike raises questions about how well the federal do-not-call list is working. That list bars telemarketers from calling the more than 209 million phone numbers on the registry.



Good Question: I’m On The Do-Not-Call List, Why Do I Get Unwanted Calls?

Bill Schilz in Martinez asked this Good Question: The Do-Not-Call list has been around for a while, why am I still getting unwanted calls?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/27/2011

Text messaging, texting

ConsumerWatch: Avoid Paying For Text Message Spam

Business seems to booming for text message spammers, despite the fact that the practice violates California law.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

Internet Privacy

Bay Area Privacy Advocates Cheer FTC’s Proposed ‘Do Not Track’ List

Federal regulators are proposing the creation of a “Do Not Track” list for the Internet. It would allow people to prevent Internet marketers from tracking their Web browsing habits for targeted advertising.