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FCC robocall rule would finally give you a nuclear option for blocking phone spam

May 15, 2019 Fast Company

The Federal Communications Commission has been fighting robocalls for years, but it hasn’t made much headway. Now it has a new plan to save your phone from the seemingly endless plague of spammy phone calls interrupting your podcast listening.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai put forward a proposal that would make it legal for phone companies to block unwanted robocalls by default. Or for those in need of a nuclear option, the ruling could also allow consumers to prohibit calls from any number that isn’t in their contact list