1. When will robocalls be blocked by default?  Newsy
  2. Block spam robocalls: FCC allows carriers to automatically screen  Vox.com
  3. FCC Votes To Have Carriers Block Robocalls  CBS New York
  4. FCC should block robocalls by default  USA TODAY
  5. Robocalls: FCC wants them blocked by default but you may pay extra  ZDNet
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Big questions about how well the technology will work and who will end up paying are still on the table.Big questions about how well the technology will work and who will end up paying are still on the table.

Block spam robocalls: FCC allows carriers to automatically screen - Vox

The proposal lets carriers automatically blocks robocalls based on "reasonable call analytics." Carriers can also block numbers not on your contact list.The proposal lets carriers automatically blocks robocalls based on "reasonable call analytics." Carriers can also block numbers not on your contact list.

The FCC made it easier for carriers to block robocalls - Android Authority

Carriers are not banned from charging consumers to block robocalls under new proposals.Carriers are not banned from charging consumers to block robocalls under new proposals.

Robocalls: FCC wants them blocked by default but you may pay extra | ZDNet

The FCC is trying to stop robocalls. Under the chairman's new proposal, phone companies won’t have to wait before offering protections from robocalls.The FCC is trying to stop robocalls. Under the chairman's new proposal, phone companies won’t have to wait before offering protections from robocalls.

FCC proposal to help stop robocalls will be voted on Thursday

“BREAKING: The @FCC votes to authorize call blocking to help stop #robocalls. That’s good news. Now the bad news: it refuses to prevent new consumer charges and fees to block these awful calls. That’s not right. We should stop robocalls and do it for FREE. https://t.co/6bay6cnujN”

Jessica Rosenworcel on Twitter: "BREAKING: The @FCC votes to authorize call blocking to help stop #robocalls. That’s good news. Now the bad news: it refuses to prevent new consumer charges and fees to block these awful calls. That’s not right. We should stop robocalls and do it for FREE. https://t.co/6bay6cnujN"

“This ruling by the FCC is a green light to move forward with aggressively blocking these unwanted calls and scams. We need to ensure cell phone companies work to reduce illegal robocalls without pushing the cost onto consumers. https://t.co/46CENsiLha”

Martin Heinrich on Twitter: "This ruling by the FCC is a green light to move forward with aggressively blocking these unwanted calls and scams. We need to ensure cell phone companies work to reduce illegal robocalls without pushing the cost onto consumers. https://t.co/46CENsiLha"

“Americans are fed up with robocalls. They're tired of scam artists lighting up their phones. And they're done with fraudsters placing calls at all hours. Today, the FCC empowered providers to block calls before they even reach our phones, helping to crack down on illegal calls.”

Brendan Carr on Twitter: "Americans are fed up with robocalls. They're tired of scam artists lighting up their phones. And they're done with fraudsters placing calls at all hours. Today, the FCC empowered providers to block calls before they even reach our phones, helping to crack down on illegal calls."

“REUTERS -- FCC VOTES TO ALLOW PHONE COMPANIES TO BLOCK UNWANTED ROBOCALLS; ORDER WILL ALLOW APPLE, OTHER COMPANIES TO EMPOWER CONSUMERS TO BLOCK ALL CALLS NOT ON CONTACT LISTS”

Bill Griffeth on Twitter: "REUTERS -- FCC VOTES TO ALLOW PHONE COMPANIES TO BLOCK UNWANTED ROBOCALLS; ORDER WILL ALLOW APPLE, OTHER COMPANIES TO EMPOWER CONSUMERS TO BLOCK ALL CALLS NOT ON CONTACT LISTS"

Critics are calling for the FCC to delay the vote, citing the need for public evaluation of the proposal.Critics are calling for the FCC to delay the vote, citing the need for public evaluation of the proposal.

Proposal to halt illegal robocalls to be voted on today

 

Quote of the Day: Robocalls Are Satan’s Work – Mother Jones

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai quoted a late Democratic Senator from South Carolina, Fritz Hollings, in an op-ed he penned for USA Today Thursday ahead of a vote by the commission to give carriers new permission to block robocalls by default.Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai quoted a late Democratic Senator from South Carolina, Fritz Hollings, in an op-ed he penned for USA Today Thursday ahead of a vote by the commiss…

The FCC is finally taking robocalls seriously – BGR

FCC changes robocall rules and urges carriers to step up call blocking.FCC changes robocall rules and urges carriers to step up call blocking.

Phone companies can block robocalls by default starting today, FCC says | Ars Technica

FCC changes robocall rules and urges carriers to step up call blocking.FCC changes robocall rules and urges carriers to step up call blocking.

Phone companies can block robocalls by default starting today, FCC says | Ars Technica

The FCC ruled today that wireless carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint can use reasonable analytics to block possible scam and spam calls before they even reach the customer.The FCC ruled today that wireless carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint can use reasonable analytics to block possible scam and spam calls before they even reach the customer.

FCC ruling brings good news for many U.S. smartphone users - PhoneArena

U.S. regulators on Thursday voted to allow phone companies to block unwanted recorded 'robocalls' by default, rather than requiring their customers to opt in to the service.U.S. regulators on Thursday voted to allow phone companies to block unwanted recorded 'robocalls' by default, rather than requiring their customers to opt in to the service.

U.S. FCC makes it easier for phone companies to block... | Daily Mail Online

The battle against robocalls is complicated.The battle against robocalls is complicated.

Robocalls aren't dead yet, but the FCC is finally taking aim | Popular Science

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow cell phone companies to block robocalls by default, but the nation's major carriers would not give specifics on if or when they would use the newfound power to protect their customers from what's become a daily annoyance.The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow cell phone companies to block robocalls by default, but the nation's major carriers would not give specifics on if or when they would use the newfound power to protect their customers from what's become a daily annoyance.

Will Cell Phone Companies Use New FCC Rules to Prevent Robocalls? | Digital Trends

The Federal Communications Commission's move could make call-blocking widespread and help consumers dodge annoying robocalls, which have exploded into a problem that pesters Americans on the level of billions ofThe Federal Communications Commission's move could make call-blocking widespread and help consumers dodge annoying robocalls, which have exploded into a problem that pesters Americans on the level of billions of

Stopping scams and spam: Feds give phone companies new tools to fight hated robocalls | National | qconline.com

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The United States Federal Communications Commission (or FCC, for short) has been discussing what to do about the increasingly-annoying problem of... by Corbin Davenport in Legal, NewsThe United States Federal Communications Commission (or FCC, for short) has been discussing what to do about the increasingly-annoying problem of... by Corbin Davenport in Legal, News

FCC ruling says carriers can block robocallers by default