The FCC has a new plan to combat unwanted robocalls and spammy texts [telecom]

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By Brian Fung and Tony Romm | The Washington Post

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government said Tuesday that it plans to take
aim at the scourge of unwelcome phone calls and spam text messages
plaguing millions of consumers - but one of its proposals drew sharp
rebukes, with critics concerned that it could enable telecom giants to
censor legitimate communications.

The first measure, announced by the Federal Communications Commission,
aims to create a national database containing information about phone
numbers that have recently been disconnected and reassigned to someone
else. The effort aims to help businesses, such as banks and
pharmacies, avoid dialing the wrong customers repeatedly.

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