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  • FCC Tells PayPal It May Be In Violation Of Federal Law Regarding Robocalls

    FCC Tells PayPal It May Be In Violation Of Federal Law Regarding Robocalls

    The FCC has responded to concerns that PayPal’s updated user agreement, which gives the company the right to robocall and text customers, by informing PayPal that it may be in violation of federal law. One issue, according to the FCC, is that consenting to robocalls cannot be a condition of using PayPal’s service. In addition, customers must provide prior written consent… Read More

  • PayPal Claims It Will Allow Customers To Opt-Out Of Robocalls And Texts Permitted In New Policy

    PayPal Claims It Will Allow Customers To Opt-Out Of Robocalls And Texts Permitted In New Policy

    PayPal this week caused an uproar when it rolled out an updated user agreement that added a clause that allowed the company to pester users with robocalls and text messages – not only to the number they provided PayPal, but also to other numbers PayPal is able to obtain. While PayPal at times may need to call or text you regarding account activity or to settle disputes, the new… Read More

  • Revamped PrivacyStar App Uses Color Coding To Help You Avoid Telemarketers

    Revamped PrivacyStar App Uses Color Coding To Help You Avoid Telemarketers

    PrivacyStar released a version of its Android app today aimed at making it easier for users to avoid calls from aggressive telemarketers and debt collectors. The previous PrivacyStar app already provided real-time caller ID, as well as call and text blocking. (You can watch an old TechCrunch TV interview with the company’s CEO here.) It also allows users to report abusive calls and texts. Read More

  • 'YouMail' lets you assign multiple voicemail greetings

    I’d like to declare that the Mac vs. PC shtick is old and tired. If you’re releasing a new product, please refrain from spoofing those ads. That is all. YouMail lets you assign customized voicemail greetings based on who’s calling. Finally. Yes. I love it. It’s touted as a service that let’s you "express yourself to friends and family while remaining… Read More