The U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants to grant AT&T, Verizon and other telecom carriers the power to automatically turn on their anti-robocall technology instead of waiting for consumers to do it themselves, The Washington Post reports. Right now, a user must enable the features, sometimes at an additional cost. “The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. “We believe we need to make it easier for phone companies to block these robocalls.” Pai also wants carriers to limit the number of calls a user receives to the contact list in their phones, providing additional protection to the elderly. The proposals, pending approval from the agency’s commissioners, will be voted on at the agency’s next meeting June 6. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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