New Google Service Manipulates Caller-ID For Free

Lauren Weinstein raises an alarm about a new Google service, Click-to-Call. The service seems ripe for abuse of several kinds. One red flag is that Google falsifies the caller-ID of calls it originates for the service. Up to now, the typical available avenue for manipulating caller-ID has been pay services that tended to limit the potential for large-scale abuse since users are charged for access. Google, by providing a free service that will place calls and manipulate caller-ID, vastly increases the scope of the problem. Scale matters

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