Results for - Ring..Ring..Who's, I mean, What's there?

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Have you ever received annoying robocalls? You know, the ones where you answer the phone and the only thing on the other end of the line is a robotic recording usually advising that you've won something or some charity needs money or something similar?

1. Have you ever received annoying robocalls? You know, the ones where you answer the phone and the only thing on the other end of the line is a robotic recording usually advising that you've won something or some charity needs money or something similar?

Yes
76%
1,137 votes
No
24%
359 votes
Well, there may be and end in sight for these calls at least on mobile phones anyway. Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles may have the cure for unwanted robocalls infecting mobile phones. The FTC awarded them $25,000 this week to further invest in the development of

2. Well, there may be and end in sight for these calls at least on mobile phones anyway. Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles may have the cure for unwanted robocalls infecting mobile phones. The FTC awarded them $25,000 this week to further invest in the development of "RoboKiller". Have you ever invented anything and thought if you could just get the funding to actually make it? Would you do it?

Yes
30%
445 votes
No
70%
1,051 votes
RoboKiller answers every call and 'tricks' robots to start their pre-recorded message. Within seconds it can determine if caller is a robot. If yes, then the call will be blacklisted to a spam folder letting mobile users to browse rejected calls like junk email. Do you think this a good enough process or should there be a DO NOT CALL REGISTRY LIST for mobile phones where if it's a robot then call could be routed to the police for investigation?

3. RoboKiller answers every call and 'tricks' robots to start their pre-recorded message. Within seconds it can determine if caller is a robot. If yes, then the call will be blacklisted to a spam folder letting mobile users to browse rejected calls like junk email. Do you think this a good enough process or should there be a DO NOT CALL REGISTRY LIST for mobile phones where if it's a robot then call could be routed to the police for investigation?

RoboKiller is OK as is.
16%
241 votes
RoboKiller should be updated to forward calls to Police Department.
16%
245 votes
RoboKiller should be updated but not sure how.
13%
200 votes
I don't care because I don't have a mobile phone.
7%
99 votes
Definitely need DO NOT CALL REGISTRY LIST, then we won't need RoboKiller.
25%
378 votes
Don't need anything at all, will use phone as is.
29%
437 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
39 votes
If call is an actual human on the other end of the line then it will be routed as usual. However, it can't block spammers from spoofing legit phone numbers. Do you think that RoboKiller should also make it where all spammers would be routed to the Police? Or would this overload the Police Department? Perhaps it would create more jobs for more Policemen?

4. If call is an actual human on the other end of the line then it will be routed as usual. However, it can't block spammers from spoofing legit phone numbers. Do you think that RoboKiller should also make it where all spammers would be routed to the Police? Or would this overload the Police Department? Perhaps it would create more jobs for more Policemen?

RoboKiller is OK as is.
19%
286 votes
If RoboKiller can cut out robocalls, then why not spammers?
33%
501 votes
RoboKiller should definitely route spammer calls to Police Department.
17%
255 votes
If RoboKiller routes all spammer calls to Police, maybe they can hire more.
16%
242 votes
I don't care since I don't have a mobile phone.
22%
326 votes
Garr says that since installing RoboKiller on his own mobile phone, he's yet to get one single robocall but has received 15 in his spam folder in 9 days. His major claim is

5. Garr says that since installing RoboKiller on his own mobile phone, he's yet to get one single robocall but has received 15 in his spam folder in 9 days. His major claim is "Our accuracy in detecting humans versus robots is 98%". Do you think this could be something you would want on your mobile phone?

Yes
39%
580 votes
No
37%
552 votes
I don't have a mobile phone.
22%
327 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
55 votes
08/28/2015 Living 1496 33 By: benidamou

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