Does ignoring robocalls make them stop? Here's what we learned from getting 1.5 million calls on 66,000 phone lines

The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn't abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.

Bradley Reaves, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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These tools help older people connect digitally while isolating

From Facebook to WhatsApp, technology is important to keeping older generations from feeling lonely while social distancing during coronavirus

Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology, UCL • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

 facebook  loneliness  social-isolation  phones  whatsapp  elderly-care  older-age  tech

Viruses live on doorknobs and phones and can get you sick – smart cleaning and good habits can help protect you

The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.

Joseph Eisenberg, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, University of Michigan • conversation
March 17, 2020 ~7 min

 public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  sars-cov-2  hand-washing  viruses  hand-sanitizer  bugs  sanitation  norovirus  cleaning  disease-transmission  phones  sick  sars-cov

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