AP Computer Science, Period 6
7 November 2018
Summary: The FCC wants to ensure that phone service providers are doing whatever they can to filter out robocallers from their networks. People recive over a billion robocalls a year. Ajit Pai, the FCC Chairman, has asked companies to implement an industry-wide system to combat automated calls. The system "signs" legitimate phone calls so that receivers can either see the signature and accept the call or see the missing signature and automatically reject it.
Opinion: I'm very glad the FCC is finally planning to do something about those annoying robocallers; however, I think it could be done a bit better. Here's my plan for what I would do:
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Citation: Chris Welch, "FCC will 'take action' in 2019 if carriers aren't doing enough to fight robocalls", The Verge, 5 November 2018, https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/5/18066436/robocalls-fcc-take-action-against-carriers-call-authentication