Re: FCC Move Against Robocalls Is Way Overdue. Ending 'Spoofing' Should Be Next. [telecom]

Some in the business community are decrying the Federal Communications

> Commission's recent decision to allow carriers to automatically block > robocalls unless customers opt out, saying it will make it harder for > them to hawk their services to people who haven't indicated they're > interested in receiving a telephone sales pitch. > > Yes, it will make it harder - that's the whole point. Robocalls are > the scourge of the communications industry, blowing up Americans' > phones almost 48 billion times last year alone by one estimate. The > FCC move is way overdue. > >
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Historical notes: here are some notes from the past on how the issue was handled.

In 1966, the Bell System took out a full page ad in LIFE indicating their effort to fight harassing calls.

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In 1981 New York magazine ran an article on stalking calls.

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