Tag: FCC

AT&T Is the First Major US Carrier to Act on FCC Ruling and Block Robocalls by Default

In the recent past Robocalls have literally become a menace. Americans received a staggering 3.4 billion robocalls in a single month. Recently, FCC ruled that carriers can block robocall on behalf of their customers without having to opt-in. Following the new rule, AT&T has now announced that it will enable Call Protect Service by default […]

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Unreleased 13-Inch MacBook Pro with A2159 Model Number Pops up in FCC Filing

A new unreleased MacBook Pro model has appeared on FCC documents. The FCC filings talk about a model number A2159 which is registered to Apple and is referred to as “Laptop computer.” Interestingly Apple laptop bearing A2159 model number was also spotted in the Eurasian Economic Commission database. That being said FCC document doesn’t offer […]

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Even the government hates robocalls, and they’re finally doing something about it

In a statement published today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposal that makes it easier for companies to block unwanted robocalls. All five commissioners approved the proposal, though two commissioners dissented in part. The proposal allows carriers to automatically block calls “based on reasonable call analytics,” so long as customers are informed and […]

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FCC Demanding More Information From AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Regarding Phone Location Data

Location data can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to who has access to it. Where that data goes beyond, say, a wireless carrier, is important. And now the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding more information regarding that data from the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. Motherboard has the […]

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The US government really doesn’t want China’s largest carrier to come to the US

In a statement released today on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that he opposes China Mobile’s attempt of becoming a U.S. telecommunications provider. The largest telecommunications provider and carrier in the world, China Mobile submitted its application to the FCC in September 2011. Since then, the needle hasn’t moved […]

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