Lose an Anti-Robocall Contest? One Solution: Annoy the Government.

When David Frankel didn’t win the contest, his first response was to ask for his score.

Then he filed a Freedom of Information Act request. After dragging into the fray five federal attorneys, at least one Google Inc. employee and a top official at the Federal Communications Commission, he is now considering filing suit against the U.S. government.

At stake is a competition held by the Federal Trade Commission to design a better technology to combat telemarketers.

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