US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

Robocalls still remain a major problem for cellular users in the United States. Even though the FCC has taken steps to thwart them, the problem continues to exist. The Federal Communications Commission is now proposing a bigger step to properly tackle this problem. It wants to block robocalls by default. The FCC basically wants to make it legal for mobile carriers to block unwanted robocalls by default. A declaratory ruling has been circulated by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai which, if it’s adopted, will give carriers approval to develop new tools to block unwanted robocalls. This ruling may also enable consumers to block calls from numbers that aren’t on their contact lists.Major carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile are deploying the STIR/SHAKEN technology which labels calls from authentic numbers. However, other cellular service providers have held off on developing call blocking tools under the impression that they were not legal. The FCC wants to adopt this ruling to let them know that it’s per

US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America.

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

The FCC wants to make it easier for AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block robocalls by default

The move comes a month after robocallers dialed Americans nearly 5 billion times, according to one industry estimate.

Wed 15 May 19 from The Washington Post

FCC Commissioner: 'Repeat After Me: "Robocalls" Is Not a Bad Word'

What’s the absolute easiest way to unify America today? Go anti-robocall.Read more...

Thu 16 May 19 from Gizmodo

FCC Chairman Proposes Default Call-Blocking

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to let phone companies block unwanted calls to customers by default. Released this week, his proposal—if passed—would also empower folks to stop calls from numbers ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Geek.com

FCC set to let phone companies block more robocalls

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday proposed allowing phone companies to block unwanted "robocalls" by default in a bid to reduce the flood of nuisance ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Reuters Technology

The FCC Wants Carriers to Start Automatically Blocking Robocalls for Free

It’s no secret that the Federal Communications Commission is fed up with robocalls—them, and everyone else with a phone. The latest salvo in the war on robocalls? Today, FCC Chairman Ajit ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Gizmodo

Ajit Pai’s robocall plan lets carriers charge for new call-blocking tools

Pai urges carriers to block robocalls by default, but FCC isn't requiring it.

Wed 15 May 19 from Arstechnica

FCC Chairman Pai proposes blocking robocalls by default

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a declaratory ruling that could pave the way for phone companies to block robocalls by default, similar to how e-mail ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Techspot

Robocalls could be blocked by phone companies under proposed rules, FCC chairman says

The Federal Communications Commission will consider rules that would let phone companies automatically block unwanted robocalls, Ajit Pail says        

Wed 15 May 19 from USA today

FCC Looking To Block Robocalls By Default

Robocalls still remain a major problem for cellular users in the United States. Even though the FCC has taken steps to thwart them, the problem continues to exist. The Federal Communications ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Ubergizmo

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