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T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify that callers are real to protect against spam

by Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

SHAKEN/STIR gets a little bit more support

T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify that calls coming from one another’s network are genuine and show customers that an incoming call is real. The process is meant to protect against spam and robocalls, and it should help where the feature is supported.

The verification program, using a system known as SHAKEN/STIR, validates that calls from another network came from an actual caller on that network. That allows the receiving party to see some kind of symbol or alert informing them that the call is verified as real, theoretically encouraging them to pick up the phone because they can be relatively confident that an actual person is on the line.

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To save net neutrality, Mozilla and others file appeal

by Marguerite Reardon, c|net

The company wants the full DC Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case upholding the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era rules.

The fight to reinstate net neutrality protections continued Friday, as Mozilla and others asked the full DC Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear their case challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 repeal of the rules. Mozilla and Public Knowledge, one of the public interest groups that intervened in the lawsuit, say they’re seeking the rehearing to ensure safeguards for consumers and the open internet. 

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