Verizons antirobocall service will be automatically enabled on Android phones

first_img Post a comment 0 The free version of Call Filter will block robocalls, sending them automatically to voicemail, and put a warning label on potential spam calls. Verizon said auto-enrollment will begin Tuesday for postpaid customers with eligible devices. Prepaid Android customers and iPhone users can enroll in the free service by downloading the Call Filter app. Verizon started offering a free version of its spam- and robocall-blocking tools to customers in March. The wireless carrier also offers a paid version called Call Filter Plus, which costs $2.99 a month per line. The paid service offers additional tools like the ability to identify unknown callers by name and a spam number lookup feature.The number of unwanted robocalls skyrocketed 46% from 2017 to 2018. A January report from Hiya, a caller ID service, said there were 26.3 billion robocalls made in the US in 2018. The number breaks down to an average of 10 monthly calls per person. The FCC has said frustration over robocalls is the No. 1 complaint it receives from consumers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of grievances filed with the agency every year. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Best Buy Tips to stop robocalls Apple iPhone XS Boost Mobile See It $999 See It Now playing: Watch this: See it Sprint 1:04 $999 See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR The free Call Filter service blocks robocalls and flags potential spam calls. Angela Lang/CNET Verizon on Tuesday said it’ll begin automatically enrolling eligible Android phones in its free Call Filter service. The company said it’s making the move after the Federal Communications Commission in June voted to give wireless carriers greater power to “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls. “We know our customers are sick and tired of the endless onslaught of robocalls,” Ronan Dunne, Verizon executive vice president, said in a release. “Our team is committed to developing and enhancing the tools that will help bring relief to our customers. This is another major step in that process.” Share your voice $999 Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Verizonlast_img read more

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JnU teacher dismissed for sexually harassing female students

first_imgJagannath University authorities on Sunday dismissed a teacher of the university on charge of sexually harassing female students, reports UNB.The action was taken against Mir Mosharraf Hossain, assistant professor of the Mass Communication and Journalism Department.The decision was taken at a Syndicate meeting held at the vice-chancellor’s office with VC Mizanur Rahman in the chair, said proctor Noor Mohammad.On 26 April last year, the JnU authorities suspended Rajib on the charge.Eight female students of the department lodged separate complaints against the teacher to the university authorities.Later, a five-member committee was formed to probe the incident.The committee submitted its report to the VC on 12 April. During investigation, the committee found the allegations to be true.last_img read more

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Opioid Deaths In Texas Rise

first_imgpexels.comLike other states, Texas is seeing a rise in deaths from opioid overdoses.Experts say deaths in the state have been rising about ten percent a year since 2014.Matt Feehery with Memorial Hermann in Houston says the state needs to provide more treatment options, and that includes medication.“And for some we know that abstinence from substances may not be more than an ideal, which is why many state and federal responses and strategies are focused on harm reduction – which is preventing accidental death, reducing the spread of communicable diseases such as HIV and Hep C and stopping criminal activities of sustained use,” Feehery said before a legislative committee in Austin. Sharelast_img

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British engineers report successful test of space penetrator

first_img Citation: British engineers report successful test of space penetrator (2013, July 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-british-successful-space-penetrator.html (Phys.org) —British engineers have told reporters that a test of their space penetrator has been conducted and all signs suggest it was a complete success. The space penetrator is a bullet shaped projectile with electronics inside. Its purpose is to hard-land on another planet or moon, penetrating the surface by up to ten feet, then radio back sensor information. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Galileo spacecraft took this image of Europa, which is about the size of Earth’s moon, in 1996. Credit: NASA. Dual Drill Designed for Jupiter’s Europa Ice In the test, the penetrator was fired at a 10 tonne block of ice—it struck the block moving at approximately 340m/s, which is of course nearly the speed of sound. While the block of ice was reduced to a giant snow-cone, the electronic instruments inside the probe remained intact and in fact, continued to operate as planned, thanks to a spring mechanism engineers crafted to help soften the blow.The main goal of the penetrator is to determine whether life exists on another planet or moon in our solar system. Currently, the hope is that it will be used on Jupiter’s moon Europa, which is believed to be harboring a liquid ocean beneath its icy crust. The penetrator would be carried aboard a more traditional space craft then launched into orbit around a target as part of a satellite. At the appropriate time, a penetrator module would be ejected from the satellite. The module would consist of the penetrator and an engine component to propel the module to a desired location. Once that location is reached, the engine would be released and the penetrator would fall head first down to the surface below. Because of its high speed, it would make its way some distance below the surface before stopping.The researchers report the test penetrator experienced 24,000g as it came to a rest. Once in place, the penetrator would then begin sending sensor data via radio messages to the satellite which would relay them back to Earth.Representatives for the project team told the media that the penetrator could host a wide variety of sensors and could even carry a small drill for taking samples near the probe.The penetrator project is being funded by the European Space Agency, though the agency has yet to decide whether the penetrator will ever actually be deployed. Researchers on the project say it will be ready for launch within a decade’s time. More information: via BBC © 2013 Phys.org Explore furtherlast_img read more

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