App rates cold calls by how annoying they’re likely to be

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Although unwanted telemarketing calls are much more associated with landline phones — whose numbers are publicly available — than smartphones, those with mobile devices are likely to have experienced some unwanted contact from companies. Now the PrivacyStar app has introduced an alert system which lets users know the likelihood an unknown number will be a blacklisted company or scammer. The creators of the app, who collect the numbers of telemarketing businesses and allow users to identify calls and texts before they answer them, have now introduced a new feature to its Android version which lets those users file complaints from…

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