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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 11 Jul 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 192 : "text" format

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: "It's time to recognize the right to repair"
FCC: Combating Spoofed Robocalls with Caller ID Authentication
Robocaller tried to hack SHAKEN

Message-ID: <20210709181242.0C80577F@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2021 18:12:41 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: "It's time to recognize the right to repair" By Michelle Toh Woz is throwing his weight behind the "right to repair" movement. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, known in the tech world by his nickname, spoke out on the issue during a recent appearance on Cameo, a website that lets fans pay celebrities for video messages. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-it-s-time-to-recognize-the-right-to-repair/ar-AALXi1s?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531
Message-ID: <255B6931-2C7A-48FD-AC97-A088BEAAB8E1@roscom.com> Date: 6 Jul 2021 16:37:21 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: FCC: Combating Spoofed Robocalls with Caller ID Authentication How Will Caller ID Authentication Help Consumers? Caller ID authentication technology enables subscribers to trust that callers are who they say they are, reducing the effectiveness of fraudulently spoofed calls. This technology is critical to protecting Americans from scams using spoofed robocalls because it erodes the ability of callers to illegally spoof a caller ID, which scammers use to trick Americans into answering their phones when they shouldn't. Caller ID authentication technology also allows consumers and law enforcement alike to more readily identify the source of illegal robocalls and reduce their frequency and impact. The STIR/SHAKEN framework, an industry-standard caller ID authentication technology, is a set of technical standards and protocols that allow for the authentication and verification of caller ID information for calls carried over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. As implementation continues to progress, it will give Americans more confidence that the caller ID information they receive is accurate and will allow voice service providers to provide helpful information to their consumers about which calls to answer. https://www.fcc.gov/call-authentication
Message-ID: <59F75D67-75AF-4D57-A062-EBBA0E02981E@roscom.com> Date: 6 Jul 2021 16:31:39 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Robocaller tried to hack SHAKEN A voice service provider using ClearIP SHAKEN encountered a batch of inbound robocalls signed with a hacked SHAKEN PASSporT. Here's what happened, and what we think it means. This ClearIP customer is a next-generation interconnected VoIP service provider. They are approved by the Policy Administrator as a SHAKEN-authorized voice service provider. They have been authenticating and verifying calls with STIR/SHAKEN in ClearIP since April 2021. https://transnexus.com/blog/2021/robocaller-tried-to-hack-shaken/

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