FCC Formally Announces STIR/SHAKEN Deadline

Meeting via conference call yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission has formally adopted a rule that will require phone carriers to deploy STIR/SHAKEN call authentication technology by June 30, 2021. STIR/SHAKEN is technology that allows a carrier to verify the caller ID information matches the caller’s actual phone number. It is …

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Arbeit Software Becomes ‘Arbeit,’ Celebrating New Brand and Direction

TONAWANDA, N.Y., March 4, 2020 ( – Arbeit Software, a leading provider of communication software solutions, is now Arbeit, signifying a refreshed brand and exciting growth. Arbeit got its start with a powerful broadcast dialer designed for the accounts receivables management industry. Arbeit has since expanded its product offerings to include a TCPA Compliant Dialing …

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Google Rolls Out Automatic Call Screening to More Devices

Google has announced that it is expanding its Automatic Call Screening technology to all Pixel phone users, including those that are using older models. Previously, Google had made the technology available just to users of its Pixel 4 devices. The feature has been added to Google’s “Call Screen” product, and …

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Sprint Announces STIR/SHAKEN Deployments with Comcast, T-Mobile

Sprint yesterday that it has deployed STIR/SHAKEN protocols aimed at authenticating the caller on calls placed between the carrier and Comcast and T-Mobile. Comcast has previously announced a similar arrangement with AT&T. “This is a major milestone in the fight to help our customers protect themselves from unwanted robocalls that …

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Regulators Issue Warning About Cyber Attacks in Wake of ‘Increased Geopolitical Tensions’

Two national banking regulators have come out and issued guidance warning companies in the financial services industry, especially smaller companies, about an increased risk of a cyber attack, as a result of “increased geopolitical tensions and threats.” The warning came from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which regulates depository institutions …

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