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Nearly half of all cell phone calls made next year will be spam calls, according to a tech firm. First Orion, which provides caller ID and call blocking services, found that mobile scam calls had increased from 3.7% in 2017 to 29.2% in 2018 — and it’s only growing.
Editor’s note: nearly 80% of the calls I now receive on my cell phone are from spammers. More irritating is that spammers are “spoofing” my personal number to appear as the Caller ID on their spamming calls, resulting in people calling me back to complain, thinking I’m the person doing the spamming.
via Almost Half Of all Cell Phone Calls Will Be Spam by Next Year, Tech Security Firm Warns — TIME
At least six more potential victims have come forward with allegations against a California doctor and his girlfriend who were charged with drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women.
via 6 More Come Forward in Case Against California Doctor and Girlfriend Charged With Drugging and Raping Women — TIME
Now, when 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps swims butterfly, it’s usually for an audience of one. When his 2-year old son Boomer waves his arms in imitation of the stroke, he knows what the toddler wants to see.
via Michael Phelps Opens Up About Retirement and Mental Health Awareness: ‘I Struggle Through Problems Just Like Everybody Else’ — TIME
Facebook will push users to register to vote through a partnership with TurboVote, has partnered with the International Republican Institute and International Democratic Institute non-profits to monitor foreign election interference, and will publish a weekly report of trends and issues emerging from its new political ads archive.
via Facebook plans voter drive, partners with Democratic/Republican Institutes — TechCrunch
LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 2 p.m. The sprawling golden carpet for the 70th annual Emmy Awards is heating up as security readies for the deluge of television stars headed for the Microsoft Theater Monday…
via The Latest: Emmys gold carpet ready for deluge of stars — National Post
A new temporary suite at Hôtel de Crillon lets you sleep alongside Murakamis and Calles.
via Spend the Night in an Art Gallery (Ben Stiller Not Included) — Robb Report
The iPhone Xs and Xs Max are more powerful than their predecessor, but most of the changes are invisible to the eye.
via What You Get in Apple’s Biggest, Priciest iPhone to Date — Robb Report