[FoRK] Fwd: Re: Fwd: FTC Robocall Challenge
sdw at lig.net
Tue Apr 2 11:19:58 PDT 2013
Having fun poking the FTC a bit about this... At least I have standing to do so.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Fwd: FTC Robocall Challenge
> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:50:15 -0700
> From: Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net>
> To: ...
> The FTC reviewers declared a 3 way tie. Now I realize that the "trip to DC" means they would have asked me to be at the
> declaration if I had won.
> As far as I can tell based on what is public, RoboChoice should have won over at least two of them and at least tied the
> third, which was posted the day before mine. When proposals were deemed to be the same, they give priority to the earlier one.
> The winners don't seem to have handled many of the key areas of the problem.
> Nomorobo has a web site and video there. The video on the FTC site is just no longer public.
> Overlaps with RoboChoice, but missing a number of key features.
> This is the public version of my proposal (using a new diagram tool which gave crazy lines):
> This incorporates crowd-sourcing, user control, and a federated reputation system to fully solve the problem.
> On 4/1/13 3:50 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> > I'll find out tomorrow if I've won the $50K prize.
> > http://present.knowledgevision.com/account/ftc/link/Live_Webcast
> > http://robocall.challenge.gov/
> > https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FTCrobo&src=hash
> >> The FTC received 798 eligible submissions before the Challenge closed Jan. 17, 2013.
> > Most of them were fluff, so it was a lot better investment than the lottery. ;-)
> > Wake me up if I win. ;-)
> > Stephen
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: FTC Robocall Challenge
> > Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:11:20 -0400
> > From: Marny Smith <marny at challengepost.com>
> > To: Support <support at challengepost.com>
> > Hello,
> > I’m writing to relay two announcements from the Federal Trade Commission. First, the agency will hold a press conference at
> 11 am ET tomorrow, April 2nd, to announce the winners of the FTC Robocall Challenge. For more information, including how to
> view a webcast of this announcement, see this media advisory.
> > Second, the FTC is encouraging all interested contestants to file some version of their technical proposal publicly, using
> this website. In accordance with the Robocall Challenge’s Official Rules, the technical proposals accompanying contestants’
> submissions will remain nonpublic in order to protect intellectual property rights. However, the judges believed that
> multiple proposals contained valuable information and suggestions addressing illegal robocalls, which contestants may be
> willing to make public. The FTC’s public comment form provides a vehicle for Robocall Challenge contestants to openly
> contribute their ideas about fighting illegal robocalls to the ongoing public conversation about this topic. While the FTC
> encourages you to file some version of the technical proposal, you need not do so.
> > If you have questions, please email support at challengepost.com. Thank you.
> > Best,
> > Marny
Stephen D. Williamssdw at lig.net stephendwilliams at gmail.com LinkedIn:http://sdw.st/in
V:650-450-UNIX (8649) V:866.SDW.UNIX V:703.371.9362 F:703.995.0407
AIM:sdw Skype:StephenDWilliams Yahoo:sdwlignet Resume:http://sdw.st/gres
Personal:http://sdw.st facebook.com/sdwlig twitter.com/scienteer
More information about the FoRK