Google and Apple should do more to fight phone scammers, says researcher

Cooperation with government is key, but it’s only part of the solution…


David Bisson  July 5, 2017


Technology companies like Google and Apple should be doing more to protect users against phone scammers, says one security researcher.


David Glance, the director of the UWA Centre for Software Practice at the University of Western Australia, is all too familiar with the different types of scams that prey on users. One of the most common types of scams he’s seen are those annoying messages that arrive in users’ inboxes. Fortunately, spam filters and machine learning are getting better each day at identifying those ruses.


Not all scams are receiving that same level of attention, however.


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