FCC proposes new tools to arm phone companies against robocalls

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The Federal Communications Commission is taking new steps at blocking pesky robocalls. Last month alone, nearly 5 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. On average, that's about 15 calls for every American. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed new tools to arm the phone companies. "We've authorized carriers to block robocalls from certain spoof numbers, we've authorized the creation of a reassigned database," Pai said.The FCC will now allow the major phone carriers to use a technology to block unidentified or unwanted callers by default. Before you had to opt-in to the feature. Consumers will also be able to opt-in to receive calls only from phone numbers in their contacts list.New call blocking technology will be able to trace the...

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FCC proposes new tools to arm phone companies against robocalls

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