AT&T will soon automatically block annoying robocalls

AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The FCC mandated in February that U.S. carriers need to help stop spam calls. T-Mobile already offers customers two free tools, Scam Block and Scam ID, but Scam Block needs to be turned on first. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a can automatically screen calls for you, while iOS 13, which will roll out this fall, uses Siri to automatically silence calls from unknown numbers. Correction: A previous vers


AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The FCC mandated in February that U.S. carriers need to help stop spam calls. T-Mobile already offers customers two free tools, Scam Block and Scam ID, but Scam Block needs to be turned on first. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a can automatically screen calls for you, while iOS 13, which will roll out this fall, uses Siri to automatically silence calls from unknown numbers. Correction: A previous vers
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AT&T will soon automatically block annoying robocalls

AT&T said this week that it will soon block spam calls or alert customers of suspected spammers. The blocking will first activate for new lines and will then be applied to all existing accounts, the carrier said on Tuesday.

The feature will be on by default but can be turned off by users who don’t want it, per rules set by the Federal Communications Commission that require carriers to let customers opt out.

The FCC mandated in February that U.S. carriers need to help stop spam calls. Hiya, a spam-blocking app, estimates that 25.3 billion unwanted robocalls were received by U.S. wireless customers in the first half of this year alone, even to people who are registered on the Do Not Call list.

AT&T’s service is the first that will be on by default, instead of requiring users to opt in or download a separate app.

T-Mobile already offers customers two free tools, Scam Block and Scam ID, but Scam Block needs to be turned on first. Sprint charges a $2.99 fee for Premium Caller ID, and Verizon alerts customers if a call is from a suspected spammer. Google and Apple have worked to add spam blocking into Android and iOS too.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a can automatically screen calls for you, while iOS 13, which will roll out this fall, uses Siri to automatically silence calls from unknown numbers.

Correction: A previous version of this story included an incorrect number of unwanted robocalls.


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Google tracks your every move, but a new tool is rolling out that lets you force it to delete where you’ve been

The first tool, which let you set up a way to automatically delete your web and app activity history, rolled out on May 8. Google said Wednesday it is activating a feature that will automatically delete your location history after a specific amount of time, either every three months or every 18 months. That means even if you don’t go in and manually delete your location history from Google — or pause it altogether — you can make sure Google routinely deletes where you’ve been. Google knows an aw


The first tool, which let you set up a way to automatically delete your web and app activity history, rolled out on May 8. Google said Wednesday it is activating a feature that will automatically delete your location history after a specific amount of time, either every three months or every 18 months. That means even if you don’t go in and manually delete your location history from Google — or pause it altogether — you can make sure Google routinely deletes where you’ve been. Google knows an aw
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Google tracks your every move, but a new tool is rolling out that lets you force it to delete where you've been

Speaking during Google IO in May, Google CEO Sundar Pichai promised that his company would soon begin rolling out new tools that give users more control over their privacy and the data Google collects. The first tool, which let you set up a way to automatically delete your web and app activity history, rolled out on May 8.

Now another one is beginning to roll out, and you should keep an eye out for it to hit your account.

Google said Wednesday it is activating a feature that will automatically delete your location history after a specific amount of time, either every three months or every 18 months. That means even if you don’t go in and manually delete your location history from Google — or pause it altogether — you can make sure Google routinely deletes where you’ve been.

Google knows an awful lot about you, particularly your location if you use Google Maps or other Google services that require your GPS coordinates. And all of your locations, often updated several times a day, are stored online, complete with a map pinpointing everywhere you’ve been. It’s a creepy level of detail.

Google said on Wednesday the feature is rolling out now, so it might not show up right away. However, you can check if it’s live for you by doing this:


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Your Amazon Echo can now guard your home and listen for glass breaking. Here’s how to set it up

Amazon on Tuesday began rolling out Alexa Guard to all Echo devices, including older models that didn’t originally get the feature when it was launched late last year. Alexa Guard automatically listens for things like breaking glass and can alert you if it suspects someone is breaking into your home. Alexa Guard is free but still needs to be manually activated by you. Amazon said it “hired licensed contractors to break real glass in a testing lab,” to help prevent false positives and to detect t


Amazon on Tuesday began rolling out Alexa Guard to all Echo devices, including older models that didn’t originally get the feature when it was launched late last year. Alexa Guard automatically listens for things like breaking glass and can alert you if it suspects someone is breaking into your home. Alexa Guard is free but still needs to be manually activated by you. Amazon said it “hired licensed contractors to break real glass in a testing lab,” to help prevent false positives and to detect t
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Your Amazon Echo can now guard your home and listen for glass breaking. Here's how to set it up

Amazon on Tuesday began rolling out Alexa Guard to all Echo devices, including older models that didn’t originally get the feature when it was launched late last year.

Alexa Guard automatically listens for things like breaking glass and can alert you if it suspects someone is breaking into your home. If you have an ADT or Ring alarm system, it can also automatically set off the alarm. The feature was announced during Amazon’s big Alexa event last September.

Alexa Guard is free but still needs to be manually activated by you. It requires you to first speak “Alexa, I’m leaving” to activate Guard on your Echo and to force Alexa to begin listening for more than just the “Alexa” wake word.

If an Echo hears a window break, it can send you an alert to your phone along with a live video feed if you have an Echo with a camera on it, like the Echo Show. An alert includes a 10-second audio recording of the glass breaking and anything else the Echo heard, but it otherwise doesn’t listen unless you speak Alexa again.

It will also send alerts if a smart smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm goes off. If you configure it, Guard can also automatically turn on smart lights at certain times while you’re away, and it will automatically turn them on and off on a schedule as if you’re home.

“Alexa uses machine learning to determine the right lighting activity for your home based on lighting usage across customers,” Amazon said.

Amazon said it “hired licensed contractors to break real glass in a testing lab,” to help prevent false positives and to detect the actual sound of breaking glass. “This team broke hundreds of different windows, in different sizes, including single pane and double pane, with a variety of instruments including crow bars, hammers, bricks, baseball bats, and more,” the company explained in an email to CNBC.

If you subscribe to ADT or use Amazon’s Ring alarm system, Guard can automatically send alerts to professionals so that authorities arrive if a break-in is detected. If you don’t have these systems, Alexa Guard won’t call the police, it’ll just notify you of a potential break-in.

Here’s how to set it up:

Open the Alexa app on your phone.

Tap the menu button on the top left.

Choose “Settings.”

Choose “Guard.”

Tap “Set up Guard.”

Tap “Add” to detect smart smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Tap “Add” to activate smart alerts for detecting the sound of broken glass.

Choose “Add” again to activate smart lighting.

Enter your zip code, so smart lighting knows when to turn on.

Choose “Confirm.”

Now just speak “Alexa, I’m leaving” to activate Guard when you leave the house.


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How to force Google to automatically delete the information it saves about what you do online

Google has begun rolling out a feature that allows you to configure how long it can save data from all of the Google services you use, like maps, search and everything you do online. Until now, you had to manually delete this data or turn it off entirely. Deleting it means Google doesn’t always have enough information about you to make recommendations on what it thinks you’ll like, or where you might want to go. Now, you can tell Google to automatically delete personal information after three mo


Google has begun rolling out a feature that allows you to configure how long it can save data from all of the Google services you use, like maps, search and everything you do online. Until now, you had to manually delete this data or turn it off entirely. Deleting it means Google doesn’t always have enough information about you to make recommendations on what it thinks you’ll like, or where you might want to go. Now, you can tell Google to automatically delete personal information after three mo
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How to force Google to automatically delete the information it saves about what you do online

Google has begun rolling out a feature that allows you to configure how long it can save data from all of the Google services you use, like maps, search and everything you do online.

Until now, you had to manually delete this data or turn it off entirely. Deleting it means Google doesn’t always have enough information about you to make recommendations on what it thinks you’ll like, or where you might want to go.

Now, you can tell Google to automatically delete personal information after three months or 18 months. Here’s how you can do that.


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A real Labour split isn’t automatically good for the pound

Investors predicting a sterling rally if there’s a full-blown split in the U.K.’s opposition party are likely to be sorely mistaken. The U.K.’s Labour party has leaned increasingly to the left since veteran politician Jeremy Corbyn took the reins in 2015. Many currency experts have warned on his policies, saying they fear a Labour government would be more negative for sterling than any disastrous Brexit outcome. Seven Labour lawmakers (out of 256) split from the party on Monday citing its direct


Investors predicting a sterling rally if there’s a full-blown split in the U.K.’s opposition party are likely to be sorely mistaken. The U.K.’s Labour party has leaned increasingly to the left since veteran politician Jeremy Corbyn took the reins in 2015. Many currency experts have warned on his policies, saying they fear a Labour government would be more negative for sterling than any disastrous Brexit outcome. Seven Labour lawmakers (out of 256) split from the party on Monday citing its direct
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A real Labour split isn't automatically good for the pound

Investors predicting a sterling rally if there’s a full-blown split in the U.K.’s opposition party are likely to be sorely mistaken.

The U.K.’s Labour party has leaned increasingly to the left since veteran politician Jeremy Corbyn took the reins in 2015. Many currency experts have warned on his policies, saying they fear a Labour government would be more negative for sterling than any disastrous Brexit outcome.

Seven Labour lawmakers (out of 256) split from the party on Monday citing its direction on Brexit, as well as a failure to address anti-Semitism in its ranks. There is now natural speculation that more could follow, ripping a gaping hole in the U.K.’s second-largest party.

While this might diminish Corbyn’s chances of being prime minister, a sterling surge is not guaranteed.

“Perhaps at the margin you could argue it’s GBP positive … But a Labour split would not necessarily mean that a single party has a chance of forming a stable government in the event of a snap election, and that is also a factor GBP bulls need to be wary of,” Stephen Gallo, the European head of foreign exchange strategy at BMO Capital Markets, told CNBC via email.

Gallo’s hypothetical argument is that a snap election this year — if the Brexit negotiations are indeed prolonged — could also mean a split in the Conservative Party with its own Brexit rebels showing frustration at the current management.


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Disney shareholder: I like the stock because all kids ‘almost automatically’ become customers

“You’re getting a great risk-reward ratio right now,” said Smead, whose investment firm owns about $80 million worth of Disney stock. The shares, which are up about 2.7 percent in 2019, are lagging the S&P 500’s nearly 9 percent year-to-date increase. “The thing about the Disney Corp., is a child is born in the United States and they’re almost automatically a customer,” said Smead. Parents and grandparents can’t wait for the kids to experience the Disney ecosystem, he said. The only way for them


“You’re getting a great risk-reward ratio right now,” said Smead, whose investment firm owns about $80 million worth of Disney stock. The shares, which are up about 2.7 percent in 2019, are lagging the S&P 500’s nearly 9 percent year-to-date increase. “The thing about the Disney Corp., is a child is born in the United States and they’re almost automatically a customer,” said Smead. Parents and grandparents can’t wait for the kids to experience the Disney ecosystem, he said. The only way for them
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Disney shareholder: I like the stock because all kids 'almost automatically' become customers

Disney’s brand loyalty, built up over nearly 100 years, and its ability deliver those movie, media and theme park brands to new generations of families sets up the company and its stock for years of success, Smead Capital Management founder Bill Smead told CNBC on Tuesday.

“You’re getting a great risk-reward ratio right now,” said Smead, whose investment firm owns about $80 million worth of Disney stock. The shares, which are up about 2.7 percent in 2019, are lagging the S&P 500’s nearly 9 percent year-to-date increase.

“The thing about the Disney Corp., is a child is born in the United States and they’re almost automatically a customer,” said Smead. Parents and grandparents can’t wait for the kids to experience the Disney ecosystem, he said.

“Therefore parks and movies and brands and characters just incredibly flourish because of the incredible goodwill attached to two prior generations of family before they come,” he contended, a day after Disney reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue.

With the parks business contributing to those strong results, Smead said the company can almost name its price for how much to charge for admission.

“If you looked into the numbers, they raised the prices in the parks because they have got to find a way to regulate the number of visitors inside the park. You’re going to ruin the experience for people if there’s too many people in the park. The only way for them to regulate [is] through price,” he said.


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This new smart oven can identify the food you put inside and automatically cook it just right

A new countertop oven from Whirlpool’s WLabs can automatically detect the food you put in it, and cook it for the right time. The oven was on display at CES last week where CNBC had a chance to see how it works. I tried to insert a bunch of fake asparagus in one demo and, in another, a tray of salmon. Sensors inside the oven were able to determine what I was trying to cook, and then proposed the right amount of cook time and temperature. This is different than Amazon’s microwave, which knows how


A new countertop oven from Whirlpool’s WLabs can automatically detect the food you put in it, and cook it for the right time. The oven was on display at CES last week where CNBC had a chance to see how it works. I tried to insert a bunch of fake asparagus in one demo and, in another, a tray of salmon. Sensors inside the oven were able to determine what I was trying to cook, and then proposed the right amount of cook time and temperature. This is different than Amazon’s microwave, which knows how
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This new smart oven can identify the food you put inside and automatically cook it just right

A new countertop oven from Whirlpool’s WLabs can automatically detect the food you put in it, and cook it for the right time. It takes all of the guesswork out of cooking.

The oven was on display at CES last week where CNBC had a chance to see how it works. I tried to insert a bunch of fake asparagus in one demo and, in another, a tray of salmon. Sensors inside the oven were able to determine what I was trying to cook, and then proposed the right amount of cook time and temperature.

This is different than Amazon’s microwave, which knows how long to microwave certain foods, but can’t automatically detect what you’ve placed inside.


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I tested Amazon’s super-cheap microwave that you can talk to, and it’s pretty darn good

It’s a good idea: Normally I have no idea how to cook things without a label. I asked Alexa to defrost what I guessed was 12 ounces of frozen chicken, and it set the timer for 8:48. You just open the Alexa app on an iPhone or Android device, tap an icon for “devices,” then choose to add a microwave. As I mentioned before, you need to have an Amazon Echo if you want to give the microwave instructions by voice — there isn’t a speaker built into the microwave — but any model will do. Once I connect


It’s a good idea: Normally I have no idea how to cook things without a label. I asked Alexa to defrost what I guessed was 12 ounces of frozen chicken, and it set the timer for 8:48. You just open the Alexa app on an iPhone or Android device, tap an icon for “devices,” then choose to add a microwave. As I mentioned before, you need to have an Amazon Echo if you want to give the microwave instructions by voice — there isn’t a speaker built into the microwave — but any model will do. Once I connect
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I tested Amazon's super-cheap microwave that you can talk to, and it's pretty darn good

You can also defrost some foods, such as vegetables or meat. It’s a good idea: Normally I have no idea how to cook things without a label.

I asked Alexa to defrost what I guessed was 12 ounces of frozen chicken, and it set the timer for 8:48. It worked!

Amazon told me it worked with a food science lab to get the proper timings for all of these food items.

All of this is really easy to set up.

You just open the Alexa app on an iPhone or Android device, tap an icon for “devices,” then choose to add a microwave. The app walks you through the rest of set-up and even connects to your Wi-Fi automatically if you’ve already set it up with an Echo or Amazon Fire TV product.

As I mentioned before, you need to have an Amazon Echo if you want to give the microwave instructions by voice — there isn’t a speaker built into the microwave — but any model will do. Once I connected it to the Echo through the app, I was able to talk to the microwave through the Echo.

There’s also a button on the microwave that automatically activates the Echo you have paired up if you don’t want to say “Hey Alexa” every time.


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