New FCC proposal would make it easier for carriers to block robocalls (page 2)

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced a new measure that would grant mobile phone carriers new abilities to block the growing number of unwanted robocalls. The new rule would require carriers, like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, to automatically register their customers for call-blocking technology. As of right now, customers have to opt-in on their own. It would also allow customers to block calls coming from phone numbers that are not on their contacts list. Commissioners are expected to vote on the measure at their June 6th meeting. “Allowing call blocking by default could be a big benefit for consumers who are sick and tired of robocalls,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. “By making it clear that such call blocking... Continue reading…

New FCC proposal would make it easier for carriers to block robocalls

The current FCC commissioners’ stances haven’t always made them the most popular with consumers (see: net neutrality), but new, stricter robocall rules could help them win over some fans. ...

Wed 15 May 19 from TechCrunch

FCC's Ajit Pai wants to give phone companies more power to block robocalls - CNET

The FCC is trying to crack down on illegal robocalls again.

Wed 15 May 19 from CNET

FCC wants to give phone companies more power to block robocalls, says report - CNET, Wed 15 May 19 from CNET

FCC proposes blocking robocalls by default

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been fighting robocalls for years, but as anyone with a cell phone can tell you, they're still getting through. Now, the Commission ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Engadget

FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block 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 unwanted ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Reuters Technology

FCC to propose rules allowing automatic robocall blocking

The Federal Communications Commission unveiled a proposal Wednesday to limit the scourge of unwanted robocalls, a measure that would give phone companies wide latitude to block those calls by ...

Wed 15 May 19 from CNN

Ajit Pai proposes new rule that would allow carriers to block robocalls

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced a new measure that would grant mobile phone carriers new abilities to block the growing number of unwanted robocalls. The ...

Wed 15 May 19 from The Verge

U.S. official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls: sources

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will propose on Wednesday granting mobile phone companies new powers to block the rising number of unwanted "robocalls", industry ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Reuters Technology

Surprise! Debt collectors don’t love the FCC’s plan to kill robocalls

Debt collectors are worried about their calls being blocked. Debt collectors make money based on their ability to bother people who don’t want to be bothered, but how can you bother people ...

Mon 20 May 19 from Fastcompany Tech

The FCC's Plan to Stop Robocalls Sounds Awfully Familiar

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed a set of rules to combat robocalls. Don't get your hopes up quite yet.

Wed 15 May 19 from Wired Security

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