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FCC pushes carriers to implement caller ID authentication by 2019

Nov 6, 2018 Engadget

November 6, 2018

Even if you don’t agree with Ajit Pai’s stance on some important issues, you might still want to hear about his latest campaign against robocalls. The FCC chairman has demanded(PDF) the adoption of a robust call authentication system to prevent caller ID spoofing, telling American carriers to implement the technology no later than 2019. Pai has sent letters to the CEOs of 14 voice providers to ask them to conjure up concrete plans to adopt the SHAKEN/STIR framework, which would validate legitimate calls across networks before they reach recipients. That would block spam and scam robocalls from going through, so you don’t have to be wary of answering calls anymore.