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US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

Phys.org - Wed 15 May 19

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

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

The Washington Post - Wed 15 May 19

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

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

Gizmodo - Thu 16 May 19

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

FCC Chairman Proposes Default Call-Blocking

Geek.com - Thu 16 May 19

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 ...

FCC set to let phone companies block more robocalls

Reuters Technology - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocalls, Reuters Technology - Wed 15 May 19

The FCC Wants Carriers to Start Automatically Blocking Robocalls for Free

Gizmodo - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

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

Arstechnica - Wed 15 May 19

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

FCC Chairman Pai proposes blocking robocalls by default

Techspot - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

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

USA today - Wed 15 May 19

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

FCC Looking To Block Robocalls By Default

Ubergizmo - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

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

TechCrunch - Wed 15 May 19

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. ...

FCC proposes blocking robocalls by default

Engadget - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

FCC to propose rules allowing automatic robocall blocking

CNN - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

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

The Verge - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

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

Reuters Technology - Wed 15 May 19

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 ...

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

Fastcompany Tech - Mon 20 May 19

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 ...

The FCC's Plan to Stop Robocalls Sounds Awfully Familiar

Wired Security - Wed 15 May 19

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

FCC robocall rule would finally give you a nuclear option for blocking phone spam

Fastcompany Tech - Wed 15 May 19

The ruling could make it easier to block spam calls. The Federal Communications Commission has been fighting robocalls for years, but it hasn’t made much headway. Now it has a new plan ...