The Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. has just presented to the winners of a competition aimed find a solution to spam phone that currently besets many mobile phone users.
One of the winning projects was Nomorobo, a system developed by the programmer Aaron Foss proposing a filtering system to which all calls would be redirected phone. This would be able to determine if the sender is a person or a bot, in which case the call hang.
Another winning projects developed by Serdar Danis, proposes a filter device capable of storing blocked numbers, approved or quarantined and some kind of antivirus can detect if the number has been changed.
Daniel Klein and Dean Jackson
Moreover, the competition envisaged a technological achievement award was aimed at large companies. In this winners were Google employees Daniel Klein and Dean Jackson.Both propose a community where the filter system calls and spam detection is made collectively. The center would then prompt the user participation should denounce false calls to create a database of numbers that make spam. Unfortunately I mention that Google has no interest in implementing this solution in any of his services, but Aaron Foss commented that he intends to negotiate with operators to implement Nomorobo.
Phoneia.com (April 9, 2013). Present alternatives to avoid “phone spam”. Recovered from https://phoneia.com/en/present-alternatives-to-avoid-phone-spam/