Here’s How the FCC’s Aggressive New Plan to Combat Robocalls Will Work

From Cuba to Japan, nuisance robocalls are a reality the world over, costing telecommunications firms between $30 billion to $40 billion annually. But one country stands out. “About 75% of robocalls originate in the United States,” says Jim Tyrell, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Transaction Network Services, a Reston, Va., telecoms networking security firm. […]

FCC Takes Major Step Toward Limiting Robocalls and Scammers

The Federal Communications Commission Thursday reiterated its demand that major phone carriers implement a standardized caller ID authentication network by the end of the year, a move that would aid in combating both scammers and the number of robocalls plaguing people’s phones. According to YouMail, a software company that blocks robocalls, nearly 48 billion robocalls […]

Watch the Moment AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Gets Interrupted by a Robocall During a Live Interview

Even the CEO of AT&T isn’t immune from getting interrupted by a robocall. Randall Stephenson, the CEO of the telecommunications company, was in the middle of a live interview onstage at the Economic Club of Washington D.C. on Wednesday, when he felt a tap from his smartwatch, indicating that he was receiving a call. Stephenson […]

Watch John Oliver Urge the FCC to Fix Robocalls—by Robocalling Them Nonstop

John Oliver has got the FCC’s number. On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host dedicated a segment to excessive “robocalls”–those unsolicited automated messages used by big corporations and scammers alike, that have become a constant nuisance for cell-phone users. They’ve become nearly impossible to curb, in part because mobile providers […]