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Two developers win FTC contest aimed at stifling robocalls

WASHINGTON — Almost everyone hates robocalls, but technology has made it easier for those pesky recorded messages to work around your caller ID and even get to you on your cellphone.

Looking to fight fire with fire, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it was awarding a $50,000 prize to two developers who submitted the best ideas in a contest it announced in October asking for ways to stop robocalls for good.

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