Apple and Google are helping crack down on spam calls because no one else will

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A few minutes before writing the first word of this post, I got the second of what's usually around 3-4 spam calls a day to my iPhone. No, I don't want to change my health care provider or hear about your credit card offer, certainly not from a rando who's trying to spit out as many words as possible before they hear my inevitable click in disgust.

Well, that was when I still answered these, but still. At any rate, it's a huge problem, and it's only getting worse with spammers now spoofing numbers from your area to make you think it's a local, real caller trying to reach you once you look down and see the area code on your display. We also reported just a few weeks ago on a study that found around half of all mobile calls next year will be spam. Which brings us to why Google and Apple are now taking action.

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