When PayPal updated its user agreement earlier this month, people were pissed off. The agreement left people with two options: Agree to receive robocalls from PayPal, or stop using the service. Now the company is back-pedalling on the whole “deal with our obnoxious, aggressive automatic calling or GTFO” policy.
Si vives en México, Argentina o EE.UU. y eres usuario de PayPal, hay malas noticias para ti. La compañía acaba de actualizar sus políticas de uso para incluir la posibilidad de hacer llamadas de telemarketing al móvil de sus usuarios. Y no hay vuelta atrás. O lo aceptas o tienes que cancelar tu cuenta en 30 días.
This is how it starts, people. First we get our chatbots to sound and act realistic — and then we get them to convince everyone they're actually human. Listen to this crazy conversation between Time's Michael Scherer and a telemarketing robot who refuses to admit her true artificial nature.
Gail Davis hates telemarketers. Hates 'em. Hangs up on their ilk as soon as she hears a wisp of their tortured, desperate breath over the telephone. Sadly, this same hatred nearly cost her family a cool $10,000 gift card.