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Verizon Rolls Out Automatic Call Blocking on Android Phones

Verizon announced yesterday that customers using Android smartphones will now automatically be enrolled in the carrier’s free Call Filter service, which blocks robocalls and sends them directly to voicemail while also putting a warning label on caller IDs about calls that could potentially be fraudulent or spam. Customers previously had …

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FTC, FCC Disagree Over Who Should be VoIP Robocall Enforcer

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission are having a tough time figuring out who should be the primary regulator going after individuals and organizations that are making illegal robocalls, according to a published report [Registration required]. Both sides appear to think the other has jurisdiction, according to the …

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AT&T, T-Mobile Announce Deployment of SHAKEN/STIR Protocols

AT&T and T-Mobile announced yesterday that they are rolling out call authentication technology for calls placed between their two networks, which marks the latest step in a mandate from the Federal Communications Commission for carriers to deploy the technology, known as SHAKEN/STIR, by the end of this year. Once deployed, …

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FCC Seeks Input On Impact of Call Blocking Technologies

The Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau has published a notice that it is seeking input into the progress made by industry, government, and consumers into combatting illegal robocalls. The notice marks another attempt by the FCC to deal with robocalls at the rulemaking level. In seeking comment, the …

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