Phone companies and state attorneys general join forces to fight robocalls

By agreement, at&t, attorney general, Business, call blocking, carriers, engadget, gear, Mobile, politics, protocol, Regulation, robocalls, spam, sprint, stir shaken, T-Mobile, tool, verizon

US consumers receive as many as 350,000 unwanted calls every three minutes, according to the FCC. Despite multiple efforts to end the onslaught, an estimated 4.7 billion robocalls hit American phones in July alone. Now, attorneys general from …

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USB-C could soon offer protection against nefarious devices

By Authentication, charger, device, engadget, gear, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, program, protection, protocol, Security, usbc, usbif, usbtype-c

USB chargers and devices are universally accessible and easy to use, but they come with a host of potential security risks, namely the spread of malware from infected devices, and data leakage should a device fall into the wrong hands. Now, th…

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