By Claire Suddath
I received nine robocalls this week. Last week, it was 11. My voicemail is full of concerned telemarketers letting me know that I'm a "strong candidate" to have my student loans forgiven, that I qualify for "medical-grade braces" (for my teeth? my legs?), that I can make $6,000 per month working for a website called dataentryjob.org that I'm not going to visit because I'm not an idiot, and that I've qualified for a free cruise. Of the 26.3 billion robocalls that Americans received in 2018, I'd estimate that I personally received a billion of them. It feels that way, at least.