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Getty Images | grinvalds reader comments 22 with 21 posters participating Share this story The Federal Communications Commission today said it closed a robocall loophole by requiring small phone companies to implement the caller ID authentication technology known as STIR and SHAKEN. Large voice providers were required to implement STIR/SHAKEN a year ago. But there ..

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Getty Images | Juj Winn reader comments 60 with 45 posters participating Share this story The Federal Communications Commission hopes to reduce the number of illegal robocalls from overseas with an expansion of rules that require phone companies to implement Caller ID authentication technology and block illegal calls. “Eliminating illegal robocalls that originate abroad is ..

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Getty Images | RobertAx reader comments 118 with 86 posters participating Share this story In a new milestone for the US government’s anti-robocall efforts, phone companies are now prohibited from accepting calls from providers that did not comply with a Federal Communications Commission deadline that passed this week. “Beginning today, if a voice service provider’s certification and ..

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reader comments 142 with 95 posters participating Share this story The nation’s largest phone companies have met a federal deadline to deploy a new anti-robocall technology, but unwanted calls and scams will continue to be an annoying problem for Americans for the foreseeable future. Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced Wednesday that “the ..

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reader comments 169 with 121 posters participating Share this story Update (April 1, 2020): The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to finalize the anti-robocall order on March 31, 2020, complying with instructions the commission received from Congress. The order “requires all originating and terminating voice service providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN in the Internet Protocol (IP) ..

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Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. reader comments 53 with 46 posters participating Share this story Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocall blocking features free for all wireless customers starting in March, about two years after AT&T and T-Mobile began offering free robocall blocking. ..

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