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October 20, 2012

A Contest to End Robocallers with Technical Invention

Filed under: Announcements — Shane Greenstein @ 9:10 am

FTC Challenges Innovators to Do Battle with Robocallers

Agency Offers $50,000 for Best Technical Solution as Part of Ongoing Fight Against Illegal Calls

The Federal Trade Commission is challenging the public to create an innovative solution that will block illegal commercial robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. As part of its ongoing campaign against these illegal, prerecorded telemarketing calls, the agency is launching the FTC Robocall Challenge, and offering a $50,000 cash prize for the best technical solution.

This is the agency’s first government contest hosted on Challenge.gov, an online challenge platform administered by the U.S. General Services Administration, in partnership with ChallengePost. Challenge.gov empowers the U.S. government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent to bear on our nation’s most pressing issues.
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For more information, look here:  http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/10/robocalls3.shtm

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