Microsoft App Brings Spam Filter, AI Sorting to Your Text Messages
Microsoft SMS Organizer is an alternative SMS app for Android that includes a configurable spam filter and several smart sorting and filtering features. The app was launched in India last year, but xda-developers discovered that it has now become available in the US, UK, and Australia as well. The app uses machine learning to automatically sort incoming SMS messages into categories such as promotional, transactional and personal. Promotional messages are considered spam; they won't trigger a notification and can be deleted automatically after a configurable amount of time. The apps also detects and helps organize info received by text about travel, tickets, and bills. The app can also backup and restore messages from Google Drive. The app is available now, for free, from the Google Play Store.
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I'm not saying that this is a scam, but Im saying that it definitely perks up my spideysenses when the perfect storm of information gathering and potential for abuse are all presented in the marketing for the app. Though to be fair, in the video, it's quite h...