FCC Outlaws AI-Voiced Robocalls

 Immediately updates policy after fake Biden voice called New Hampshire voters The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously to outlaw robocalls that feature fake voices created by artificial…

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DOJ Settles Lawsuit Alleging Illegal Telemarketing Practices

The offending company agrees to a $7 million penalty for selling consumer information. The Department of Justice (DOJ) reached an agreement with Response Tree, LLC, in which the…

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FCC Issues Robotext Rule and Closes Robocall Loophole

The agency chair says they need to “find every way under the law to stop these junk robocalls and robotexts.“ The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a rule…

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FCC Chair Proposes Inquiry for Use of AI Against Robocalls

Requires full vote of commission to launch period of public comment. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced a proposed inquiry into the use of artificial intelligence…

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FTC Files Suit Against XCast Labs for Illegal Robocall Network

Orchestrated telemarketing campaigns even impersonate government entities. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), supported by the Department of Justice, has filed a lawsuit to stop the operations of XCast…

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FTC Takes Steps to Curb Foreign-Based Robocalls

“Project Point of No Entry” addresses internet service providers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new effort, called Project Point of No Entry, to stop illegal spam…

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FCC Considers Requiring Caller ID for Landlines

Robocalls are difficult to prevent without caller ID. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently published a Notice of Inquiry, seeking public comment on how best to verify caller…

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FCC Proposes Shortened Deadline for Caller ID Rule

Commission seeks comment on moving up caller ID authentication for small providers. The Federal Communications Commission recently proposed shortening the caller ID authentication compliance deadline for smaller providers…

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Supreme Court Sides With Facebook on Text Messaging

Certain messages do not violate the federal robocall ban. On Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it…

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