The FCC just voted to stop `scourge’ of robocalls. Will it work?

THE FCC authorized carriers to automatically identify and block unwanted robocalls by using analytics that home in on sources of large bursts of calls, or place calls of brief duration, or other means. The measure applies to both landline and wireless telephone systems. Above, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEFAN WERMUTH
THE FCC authorized carriers to automatically identify and block unwanted robocalls by using analytics that home in on sources of large bursts of calls, or place calls of brief duration, or other means. The measure applies to both landline and wireless telephone systems. Above, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEFAN WERMUTH
NEW YORK - The United States Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to help shield you from those unwanted telemarketers and scammers who warn you about fake tax problems or offer too-good-to-be-true vacation packages. The agency, on a 5-0 bipartisan vote, authorized carriers to automatically identify and block unwanted robocalls by using analytics that home…

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