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In a collective effort to combat the rampant issue of scam calls, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) joined forces with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state attorneys general, and various state and federal agencies to announce “Operation Stop Scam Calls” on July 18. This initiative brought together 102 participants, resulting in a total of 180 enforcement actions taken at the state and federal levels.

First Orion, the leading provider of branded communication solutions for enterprises, announces that the industry’s first real-time out-of-band call authentication solution, INFORM Paired, is now available across all major U.S. carriers. INFORM Paired ensures bad actors cannot impersonate a branded call from a legitimate enterprise and, as a result, reduces the risk of consumers getting scammed.

In an unyielding effort to combat the surge of illegal robocalls and fraudulent activities, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued stern advisories to seven gateway providers identified as potential collaborators in transmitting illicit traffic on behalf of overseas entities. This poses a significant risk to the integrity and security of U.S. phone networks.

The Competition and Markets Authority, UK’s competition watchdog, leans towards approving Broadcom’s monumental $61 billion takeover of VMware, after an in-depth Phase 2 investigation. The pivotal concern was whether it would discourage innovation due to reduced competition in the server market. However, the analysis suggests that competition in UK’s server hardware component supply won’t be notably hindered by the deal. This takes Broadcom a step closer to becoming one of the world’s largest server virtualisation software suppliers.

We may not always realize it, but we spend a good part of our lives online. We frequently reveal our names, addresses and credit card numbers when accessing shopping and social networking sites, and trust those sites to keep us and our information secure. You lock the door when you wish to keep your home safe. The same should apply on the Internet, where we can considerably limit our exposure to a variety of hazards by implementing a modest number of Internet safety measures. You know what they say – the Internet is like your front door: a lock doesn’t do much good if you leave the key under the welcome mat. Is it safe to be in the Internet? Learning about cybersecurity and online safety might feel like swimming through a sea of technical jargon. There are several cybersecurity terminologies to be familiar with, but we’ve selected a handful of…

A group of consumer and privacy organizations, including the National Consumer Law Center and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny petitions aimed at allowing unsolicited bulk text messaging. The organization, which is made up of numerous telephone users from all around the country, feels that enabling such unwanted messages would be detrimental to customers.   In response to a proposed rulemaking in November 2022, some individuals have urged the FCC to allow businesses to send unwanted mass text messages to consumers without their consent. This would result in a rise in unwelcome texts, such as bothersome surveys, recurrent political messaging, and pestering debt collection requests. The FCC not taking action would be detrimental to customers, as they would lose their capacity to filter out undesirable messages.   The groups representing telephone subscribers are also requesting the FCC to release interpretations of the…