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"ethan gar" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"ethan gar" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Seven million date ABC news live and local it's two thirty I'm Liz Warner president trump is signing executive order that fights anti semitism on college campuses the order defines Jewish people as an ethnic group instead of merely a religious one that will give the federal government broader authority to withhold funding over any semitic actions under sections of the Civil Rights Act of nineteen sixty four Congress is making a bi partisan move to fight the robo call epidemic last week the U. S. house passed a bipartisan bill four hundred seventeen to three which aims to ensure every call Americans receive would be able to be verified and blocked Wrobel killer founder Ethan Garces the phone carriers can play a bigger role in stopping the annoying calls make money connecting call they don't like they're not working Bob they don't like the customer service issues that come up because the sample but how much is that they have to solve this problem it's also a question of economics as well so I am hopeful that this wall will push them further do more Ethan gar was a guest on the morning drive I'm Jeff Whittle K. A. B. C. news and one California city is exploring going beyond the banning of the sale of E. cigarettes Palo alto is looking into public vaping fine the Palo alto city council approved banning the sale of vaping products in brick and mortar stores this week and now it's asking staff to look into how it could assess fines for people vaping in public the proposed move is an effort in reducing teen vaping as a majority of teens don't buy baby products in stores but rather online maybe a fine would be a deterrent but it is unclear if the fine would be just on minors to vape or anyone under twenty one or anyone talk radio seven ninety K. A. B. C. sports.

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"ethan gar" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"ethan gar" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Like dude, got over two hundred thousand four point six rating four point six star ratings in the app store. So we've done really well. Ethan gar from robo killer, you can find them online at robot killer dot com and you can find the app on the I tunes app or you can find it on Google play. So either or that's where you can find the app to put on your phone. Ethan Ferguson much for joining us. Appreciate it. Thanks for coming up next running do Raqi, brain. Eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two again, eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two for rack your brain time now for an update on today's latest headlines with Chris trank in our news NewsRadio. W F, L A newsroom to circus promoters, from manatee county are accused of starving, their son to death Louise posso, and Diana floors of Mayak is city were arrested after the child died while the family was in Indiana this week, deputies there say the twelve year old died after being chained to a bathtub. And when brought to the hospital, he was malnourished posso in Flora's could face murder charges a baby. Born after his mother was shot to death appears to be beating the odds tie Spencer's mom was seven months pregnant when she was shot to death allegedly by her husband, who's KYW's dead. In Saint Petersburg, tie was born last week with heart problems. But his grandmother says his condition is improving a widow is suing a mosque where. Her husband was shot and killed Huda Kareem filed a wrongful death suit last week against the Islamic center of Tampa Bay. Her husband, rough saieed was shot to death by volunteer security guard over a week ago Korean claims the mosque was negligent in how it trained security team on, Chris Franklin, NewsRadio WFL, a now let's.

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"ethan gar" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:03 min | 3 years ago

"ethan gar" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"In for Jack Harris with Aaron Jeff and Natalie, an appropriate song for what we're about to talk about this is one of my top issues on PM Tampa Bay robocalls out of control. They really grind your gear. They really grandma, I usually get a bow to a day. Do you get any I get probably five day? Oh, really? So Jeff how many of the you get depends on what day? But it'll be either five that day or the rest of the week one or two day. It's just crazy and it's not it's getting worse from Carlsbad California. Really? Yeah. I don't know why minors, there those spoofing ones with the three five two area code is that's Rico for my phone number. So it'll be like, you know, Ocala or something, it'll say, I, I know now, when it's a spinal even bother with it, but it's still annoying. Joining us on the hot. Online right now, we have senior vice president of strategic growth, tell tech, and he is connected to robo killer dot com. Ethan gar joins us. Ethan. How are you? I'm good. How are you? Good. Thank you so much for joining us to tell us a little bit about robo killer, you're fighting back against these robo calls. Yeah. So we developed an asset doesn't just not doesn't just walk these calls. It actually helps you get even with them. Let's get a little revenge 'cause killer walked calls before they commence a you stop getting those five calls a day, you stop getting harassed. But what is cool is on the back on the back side? We actually answer those calls it something we call answer box answer bots. Robots of our own that actually talk back to the stammers waste their time. And they're really smart. They know how to press one or press three to get to Rachel from cardholder services or to, to, to talk to your Mike love that. So they, they get off the line. And their job is just wasting scammers time last month. We wasted one hundred thirteen thousand hours of stammers time that means we reached the human handy's calls and wasted old this time. And that's time that they couldn't harass anybody else, even if they made another robocall, there was no one on the other end because that person was busy speaking to a robot who they thought was a human being. So we have a lot of fun with it. It's a it's a product. Designed really solve this problem. It's designed to bake these calls. Stop on your phone at any given moment were blocking more than one point. Two million phone numbers while actually reaching phones across the country. But when we do that, again, we're answering those calls, these answer bots, and they're not taking up any time on your phone. It's not like your phone is busy at all. Having in behind the scenes, but you're actually doing a public service when you have killer because you're protecting yourself, but you protecting others at the same time now, do do we get to hear the, the calls. I want to hear the outcome of these so-called hilarious pranks. Yeah, absolutely. I actually sent your producer few examples. But what's nice is that all these calls get recorded in the background. So the conversation between the stem and the stammer and the answer is available on the app for you to listen to you. And that's good for a couple of reasons. One is, it's really fun. You can share with your friends shared on Facebook. But it's nice to hear it, but also it keeps us honest, if there's any issues and you say, hey, that was a call. I wish I had gotten or, or, or I wish you had blocked this one. The nice thing is that you can press the button that says allow in that call be allowed in the future. So you actually help us by helping us manage your own white and blacklist on your coat, and you could add numbers as well. We we never block any numbers that are in your contact list, and we don't just walk every number out there. That's not a yeah, that you don't know we only block the calls that we know are going to be robocalls telemarketing calls anything unwanted. And we don't even look at it as legal versus illegal, their legal robo calls. From politicians and some surveys, or legal. But that doesn't mean you want them, right. Make sure yeah. So we're trying to create a smart algorithm. Fusing different tools like audio fingerprinting machine learning. And then use your feedback to make sure that in real time, we're only blocking calls.

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"ethan gar" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

14:13 min | 3 years ago

"ethan gar" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"To here on a beautiful Wednesday morning on seven hundred w l w but all is not. Well, I had this conversation yesterday. I want to pick it up because there's a a local solution possibly to this. And we'll get to in just a minute. The problem is this is frightening as the twenty twenty presidential candidates blather on about what's important infrastructure Shirley's important, but the battle over health care the battle over education the battle over the future of the country the battle over the environment one of my favorites. Then ten twelve years the whole world's gonna end apparently unless we do something. Right. The second. And of course, we should do something. But to Russian to do something as drastic as what's being suggested by some of the candidates is absolutely absurd. I'm gonna bet the bottom dollar that. We're going to be around in ten twelve to twenty the real crisis. That no one is talking about is even more frightening in more frightening for you because it involves you personally. A major problem within the next ten years. Check this out we have a huge, and I mean, huge healthcare worker shortage in this country. And it's getting worse. The analysis is we will be as many as forty five thousand doctors short by next year figure that forty five thousand by twenty twenty by twenty thirty that number's going to grow to over one hundred thousand doctors short. Fewer people are getting into medicine. Few people are. You know, the the birth rates, obviously declined to as well. And it's an incredible story. We're going to get to that a little bit later this morning on NewsRadio seven hundred w w it's an amazing thing. And it's very important. I think to and we're dressing them. College amount. Say Joe is going to come on at ten o'clock and talk about that. We're also going to hit a little bit today about about brisket. Of all things at eleven thirty today. So again, it's it's the typical show is we go on a whole bunch of different directions whole bunch of different directions. And that's all coming up today on the Scots loan show on NewsRadio seven hundred wwl w a little closer than that though. Like is in right now. I'm sure that you as I do get a lot of robocalls. How many robocalls do you wind up getting a day? It is a huge problem. There's something like fifty billion unwanted calls from spammers and telemarketers to American consumers over the last twelve month period. It's fifty billion think of that that that's an incredible number in a nation of three hundred thirty million people. And so much. So that they congress is address this issue by putting pen to paper and signing something called the trace deck telephone robot robocall abuse criminal enforcement in deterrence act, which calls for stiffer penalties against robo-call scammers and that went through a Senate subcommittee last week. And they're hoping to address this problem with a sheet of paper, why feeling that that's not gonna work joining me on the show with possibly free market solution to this? The app is called robo killer. Ethan guards on the show this morning on the acute hearing centers dot com hotline, Ethan the fifty billion calls at come into Americans more than half are coming to my phone. I believe I think everybody feels that way. The average Americans getting twenty to these calls every button. Many of us feel like we get more in some cases, we do get three or four five day. Yeah. It's weird. It goes in spurts, right? Is the fog at three a day or four day in nothing for a day or two and all of a sudden five the next in its why is that? How can you give us some idea of of the patterns, and why this why they do what they do. Well, we know that why they do what they do. But the patterns are just really weird. Well, generally speaking, if you're seeing on a Monday, you get three on Tuesday, you get zero it it's probably just unlock it's probably isn't because a civic pattern a camera following most of these calls are autodial they're taking, you know, an entire area code just actually calling every number of that area code or they're, you know, they're they're looking at specific areas and targeting those. We do see, but we definitely do see patterns during the day on the weekends. So, you know, during, you know, you'll notice that you very rarely will get it telemarketing call after seven thirty eight eight PM at night because they know when they're when they're going to be most effective in in purporting these scams that they're calling you at three in the morning. They're just not going to give a good answer rate. So they don't do it at the same time. You know? This year number of robo calls is just making it. So you're you're you're getting getting them all the time, really. Right. And I guess maybe that's the case you should because how it works is. They obviously know the area, but they know the exchanges, right? How how granular does their information had get at the robocall? And you said they're targeting specific areas. How how researched is that? In most cases, doesn't seem like it's research very much. They don't have to be very research. If you think about it. What's driving the cost of what's driving news Hella marketing called the growth and sheer volume telephone, so inexpensive low cost. Make it. So the calling itself is almost nothing. Not a not really much of an extent. So you think about it? The literally taking area code, and they'll just start dialing. During. All the way to nine nine nine nine nine. And they're only they're not paying for making the cult of hang for connecting. If they connected call. So they don't have to be targeted, and you know, they can make southlands of calls minute. And it's an important thing to Ethan is VOIP that protocol because before it cost every call you made would cost you money with VOIP and for those who don't know what that is explaining. Is that allows you to make basically from computer to computer, many of the cult that you make your telephone are passing through these quite. So even though let's say, I call you had Verizon someone else. T mobile necessarily, go straight from one to the other. It goes through it can through seven or eight different carriers to get between you and these carriers. Some of them are common carriers. The AT's Brad. Brad eighteen of this world but some avoid carriers and void. Rules and categories do not as controlled by the SEC in the SEC. So, you know, it's just part of our phone network. And there's nothing wrong with. There's a lot of damage. Companies that allow us to make low cost phone calls. It's just that. It'd be it has lowered the phone calling. And that's made it easier for people who want to use it for. Stand to make millions of calls. Cincinnati Ballard spectrum whoever does the bundle where it's the TV internet and phone. That's what they're using it. It's it's all one line. It used to be you know, if you're one of the eight people left still have a landline. Like recent Brian combs, you have to separate antiquated Ma bell phone line into your house. Well, that's replaced with VOIP, which of course, is the know the the carriers where you get your cable or your internet from it also transmit the voice over internet. So it's easy for them to not only cheap for them to do that from these foreign countries. But also, they can they can spoof. And that's that's I think the real issue people see a phone call coming in from their area code or saying, oh, they're from Loveland. It's got to be local. And it turns out, it's it's, you know, half a continent away, or it's it's seven continents away. Yeah. I mean, you definitely cannot trust the caller ID to be actual originated number anymore. When what you're talking about? Specifically neighbor suit thing is a big part of this neighbor stooping is where these calls. Look local to you and using that technique because they know that you're more likely to pick up a call looks like it's because he make your child's school calling or your or someone we've no more than if you saw a, you know, an area code that's foreign to you. What the calls originating from overseas, or they're, you know, the other side of the country. A lot of the the stammers will use this technique their number and they look at what's coming next door. And it's affected in getting people to pick up, and that's what they're trying to do. They're trying to improve their connection rates because at the end of the day. You know, the robots don't make the money. It's it's the humans behind him. You know, the robocalls don't reach into our pockets identities Steeler money. It's the people behind in the next life who wants to press one degree and our solution is the Glock these call. But then when we block them we actually answer them with something called answer about which are robots on talk back to the scandals their time and our answer by actually know, how to press one or press three to get to the human and our goal is to keep these guys engaged. So we try to make them funny. We can even make your own answer, boss. But I we have a Hillary impersonator of Trump impersonator, we have all sorts of funny answer. To get the telemarketer to get engaged when you do robo killer. We think we're helping to solve the problem that the time that were wasting of time that they can't use the skin you. But also time if they can't use to scam anybody else they can go make another rebel, but get to talk to the person you're trying to scam. Then we're all little better. Is the best to Ethan gar is with robo killer. It's a third party. I put on your phone to help block, all it blocks. Some of the fifty billion unwanted calls. Literally. That's what we get a year in America from from spammers and telemarketers. And like robo killer is the app anything guards on acute hearing centers dot com hotline talking about how we got to this point here too is the solution to me, you know, we often hear about this the kids who are in school today in don't know if you have kids, but the kids are in school today are preparing for jobs that have not yet been created. When you went to school. Did you foresee yourself as being the vice president of a company called robo killer? No, I I went to school English. And I wanted to learn how to learn. Well, because I don't think we can I don't think we can't predict the future is crazy. I'm sure I'm sure glad it worked out the way it has. Yeah. Right. You're sad. Right. I get it. Because there's no shortage of robo calls. You've got a you got a lock, you know. I think it's a fascinating story because it's it's really funny the model and how years works as opposed to blocking the number. You just with the people who are calling you which I think is brilliant one McGaw will what wait a minute. What if it's somebody who's calling me that I wanna talk to what what then? I want to be very clear, we don't we don't just block every call. And we don't make you for the call to us maggots Duke walk millions of calls without once you set up robocaller Wilcox culture raining on your phone. That's our that's our primary job. You never know. What's happening? It just it goes right to robo killer and you're messing with right, right? With unique about our system in the background. We have you forward your coal to us when the cult you don't answer using some technologies that are available. By doing that. We're able to in the background. It's not like when when our answer to your campus. It's not like you're actually like you could make a call during that it all this is happening on the back end. And but we're we're very we take the job of blocking the right colts versus wrong calls. Very seriously. We don't look at this person on the versus eagle certainly their legal robocalls, like political robocalls that you don't wanna get even though they're to block those two. We wanna make sure that we're blocking unwanted and money only wants theory. So we have an algorithm that he's in a couple of different technologies in unison to make sure that the block one of business called audio fingerprinting your phone. What what song is playing? Systems using technology thing. Audio into data. And then compare different audio clips to each other. We use that to compare wilda calls to culture getting to that. We're not just depending on Colorado. We're actually hearing the voices seeking and deciding whether those Tele marketers are not walking, we're also using machine learning and user feedback in our process. Make sure that only the right calls get through and only the wrong get locked into. It's quite an advanced system. They have actually eighty people now working on it back in her home office in New Jersey and. We think that really the future we can if we can not just look at caller ID, which thing is not liable. But if we can look at the actual audio of these calls and. Which ones are robocalls, which ones are not we can solve this problem. And it's interesting what got us into this site is actually the government. Fission called colts humanity strikes back in two thousand fourteen. And basically the government, you know, the FCC in the SEC they're acutely aware that all the legislation enforcement in the world will not solve this problem because the problem is global, and it's also very nuanced there. You know, it's easy to say why can't the carriers to stop this? But that would be like saying to your to the postal service. Hey, stop sending me junk, mail, postal service decide what stuff now versus not that. You really want your carrier making a decision as to whether I call, you know, suppose, suppose, you have one carrier and another carrier one call you to make you a better offer on your telephone.

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News and Perspective with Herb Weisbaum

02:17 min | 4 years ago

"A year that's your money now you're next update in half an hour komo news time one twenty two and looking at wall street by the way dow jones industrial average down eleven points s and p five hundred is up three congress offering solutions to stop annoying robocalls and it doesn't involve passing any new laws abc's andy field explains tech expert ethan gar telling congress it's wasting its time trying to pass laws to stop robocalls three men irs scam operation in a cd nondescript room in another country isn't worried that the long arm of the american justice system is ever gonna knock on their door are created an app called robo killer that automatically talks to an answers robo calls the he says there are many tech solutions delve americans avoid and eliminate robocalls andy field abc news washington other university is revoking an honorary degree awarded bill cosby the statement from temple university in philadelphia is straightforward it says in nineteen ninetyone based on his career achievements temple awarded an honorary degree to william cosby on thursday dr kazi was found guilty by a jury of the felony of aggravated sexual assaults on friday the board of trustees has accepted the recommendation to rescind the honorary degree that statement following carnegie mellon university's revocation of an honorary degree a day earlier citing its unwavering commitment not to tolerate sexual violence or harassment scott goldberg abc news komo news time one twenty three a low speed chase created high drama near springfield illinois as a twenty nine year old led police on a slow speed chase on a farm tractor van holidays with the menard county illinois sheriff's office says it didn't take long to realize suspect daniel moose wasn't using the tractor for farming male subject driving us large farm tracker radically through subdivision the driver attempt to distract police vehicle fortunately the officer is able to avoid the collision no structures appeared to be damaged the pursuit ended when mousse t tour bike trail and reached a bridge too low to pass no one was hurt shawn balint abc news springfield illinois komo news time one twenty four aaa traffic every ten minutes on the fours i'm feeling and i feel like i need to.

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