Released: August 13, 2020
Why robocalls are still a thing—and why there’s hope they’ll end
Source: Clare Duffy, CNN Business
Efforts to end the scourge of unwanted robocalls have been ongoing for years, but they have ramped up in recent months.
The FCC last year approved a rule that allows US carriers to provide robocall-blocking technologies for phone lines by default, with the option for consumers to opt out and continue receiving all calls. The technology works by using algorithms and network scanning to identify unwanted calls, similar to how email providers scan for spam messages.
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