US telecom titans and states align to mute "robocalls": AFP23 August 2019 | 04:02 | FOCUS News Agency
Infuriating and often deceptive "robocalls" by the billions prompted US regulators to recently adopt new rules allowing carriers to implement tools to block calls with suspicious origins.
Principles crafted as voluntarily industry practices included wielding technology to block automated, mass-delivered calls from con artists or dodgy marketers.
"Robocalls are a scourge - at best, annoying, at worst, scamming people out of their hard-earned money," said North Carolina attorney general Josh Stein.
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