FCC proposes blocking robocalls by default
The ruling could give carriers legal protections in blocking spam calls.
T-Mobile and Comcast will label authentic calls to fight spam
They’re the first to use the STIR/SHAKEN protocol across networks.
Verizon's free spam filter and anti-robocall tool are live
STIR/SHAKEN tech can detect when people are spoofing a caller ID.
FTC shuts down four major robocall operations
The call centers were responsible for billions of calls per year.
AT&T and Comcast test 'verified' phone calls to fight spam
They believe they're the first to authenticate numbers across providers using the SHAKEN/STIR protocol.
Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools
The features will roll out in March.
T-Mobile starts verifying callers to fight spam
It only works with one phone right now.
FCC proposal would limit robocalls to reassigned phone numbers
Another effort would explicitly allow carriers to block likely spam texts.
Senate bill takes aim at illegal robocalls
The bill would give the FCC more power and more time to penalize offenders.