FTC rolls out two new robocall challenges
March 05, 2015
The Federal Trade Comission wants the public to come up with a way to trap robocallers before they ever get to your phone. Twenty-five thousand dollars will be award to the winner in August.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
“We the People,” the White House’s online petition platform, celebrated its first birthday on Monday.
Since its launch last year, the platform has generated 3.4 million signatures from 2.8 million users, 39 percent of whom have signed a petition that has received an official response from the White House.
Wrote Erin Lindsay on the White House blog:
During its first year we’ve worked to continually improve We the People, not only by raising the signature threshold to so we can provide more timely and meaningful responses, but also working to include engagement opportunities for petition signers to connect directly with the Administration officials who have written their response. We’ve also worked through some technical issues, and have made the process of creating and signing petitions easier than ever. We’ve even released the source code powering We the People so that anyone can contribute features and fixes or install the application on their website.