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

1 month ago   |   By CNET

The FCC is trying to crack down on illegal robocalls again.
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New FCC proposal would make it easier for carriers to block robocalls

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

The current FCC commissioners' stances haven't always made them the most popular with consumers , but new, stricter robocall rules could help them win over some fans. Ajit Pai this morning proposed new rules that would let mobile carriers block the unwanted calls by default.
The Chairman explained that current rules have left many phone companies unsure of the legality of tools that could be used to block these sorts of calls.
“Allowing call blocking by default could be a big benefit for consumers who are sick and tired of robocalls,” Pai said in a statement tied to the announcement. “By...
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US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

1 month ago   |   By Phys.org

U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America.
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New whistle alerts bats to steer clear of wind turbines

1 month ago   |   By Phys.org

Wind turbines are a critical component in the strategy for energy independence, but these massive structures are also killing bats. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the more than 52,000 wind turbines operating in the United States kill tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of bats in North America annually.
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FCC proposes blocking robocalls by default

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

The Federal Communications Commission has been fighting robocalls for years, but as anyone with a cell phone can tell you, they're still getting through. Now, the Commission wants to make it legal for phone companies to block unwanted robocalls...
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FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocalls

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday proposed allowing phone companies to block unwanted "robocalls" by default in a bid to reduce the flood of unwanted calls.
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Ajit Pai proposes new rule that would allow carriers to block robocalls

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

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

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

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

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