FCC threatens to block calls from carriers for letting robocalls run rampant

A phone screen showing an incoming robocall
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The Federal Communications Commission is threatening to block calls from voice service providers that have yet to take meaningful action against illegal robocalls.

On Monday, the FCC announced that it was beginning the process to remove providers from the agency’s Robocall Mitigation Database for failing to fully implement STIR/SHAKEN anti-robocall protocols into their networks. If the companies fail to meet these requirements over the next two weeks, compliant providers will be forced to block their calls.

“This is a new era. If a provider doesn’t meet its obligations under the law, it now faces expulsion from America’s phone networks. Fines alone aren’t enough,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a…

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Sources: the US will likely announce new measures as soon as this week restricting several Chinese companies and research labs from using advanced US chip tech (New York Times)

New York Times:
Sources: the US will likely announce new measures as soon as this week restricting several Chinese companies and research labs from using advanced US chip tech  —  The new rules could be the most sweeping action taken yet by the Biden administration to thwart China’s access to American technology …

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Twitter’s actually rolling out editable tweets

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Get ready to start seeing edited tweets in the wild. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter is rolling out the ability to edit tweets to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. According to a tweet from the company, it’ll be coming to subscribers in the US “soon.”

Last week, we got to see an example of what edited tweets would look like when the company made one of its own. The tweet will appear as normal, but there will be a pencil icon next to the date, along with text that lets readers know the last time the tweet was edited. Clicking on the icon shows you a page with the edited tweet, as well as a history of the edits. The person who tweeted will have up to 30 minutes to make changes and will only be able to make five edits, according to a Twitter support document.

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