Category: News

Yesterday, CNET and TechCrunch published articles claiming that some robocalling apps (including Hiya) send basic device data (e.g. OS version, device timezone) to third-party data analytics companies without consumers’ explicit consent. To be clear, the third party analytics companies that these stories are referring to are services like Google Analytics, all of which help Hiya…

The ongoing battle for the fight against robocalls has found a stronger line of defense after the US House of Representatives pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) on Wednesday, July 24 by a vote of 429-3. The Act is as follows: Requires that phone carriers implement call authentication technology so consumers can trust…

Amazon Headquarters may be located in Seattle, but it definitely doesn’t give Washington state immunity from falling victim to the Amazon Customer Service Scam. With over 300 million customers accounts for the picking, Washington state customers alone have seen a 94% increase in the scam since last year. Scammers are actively calling Amazon sellers to…

You’ve already been the target of a “Neighbor Scam” call — you just might not know it. This clever little trick has been on the rise since early 2016. Scammers using this method of fraud will copy (AKA “spoof”) the first 5 or 6 digits of your phone number when they call you, in the…

Hiya along with the FCC, is warning consumers not to fall victim to the latest phone scam, the Wangiri (also known as the one ring) scam, which is making a come back in the U.S. For years, the Wangiri scam, Japanese for “one ring and drop” has been preying on unknowing mobile victims, enticing them…

Each year the Telecom Council searches for communications startups who are changing the way people communicate by bringing innovations to the market. Out of over 100 applicants, Hiya is proud to announce that we’ll be featured in the Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase Class of 2019. Hiya was chosen by “global telecom operators who represent over…

We’re excited to announce that Hiya has been awarded the 2019 Best Places to Work Award by Built in Seattle. Out of 2,000 companies under consideration, we placed in the Overall and Best Small Companies categories. The Built In Seattle Award recognizes businesses that go out of their way to provide employees with the support…