Federal Trade Commission

Stop, in the name of Nomorobo!

By GREGORY ZELLER // The U.S. Department of Justice is looking to shut down several “gateway carriers,” including several based on Long Island, accused of helping illegal international robocalls reach American consumers. And the Island’s own champion of robo-blocking may have helped the feds crack the case. The Justice Department filed civil actions Jan. 28 in two separate cases targeting five companies, alleging three defendants – including Jon Kahen of Great Neck, owner of Global…


Robocall terminator sets sights on data thieves

By GREGORY ZELLER // Bad news for data thieves: The Terminator is coming for you. Robocall-ridding, autodialer-assassinating, telemarketer-terminating Nomorobo is extending its shields beyond voice calls and spam texts. The popular call-blocker has released Version 2.5, a souped-up app that includes data-tracking protection and other defenses against nefarious forces deceptively using web advertising to track consumer behavior. Featuring an online ad blocker that “virtually eliminates all types of ads and privacy-invading trackers,” according to Port…