Lily Hay Newman, writing at Wired, brings us the bad-news of robo-calling mitigation efforts in the United States (also published on Wired's sister site - Ars Technica - both Conde Nast properties). As usual, the incompetence of the telecom's participating in these mitigation and remediation efforts combined with the signature lack of technological know-how in the United States government has brought us to this unfortunate-old-box-of-1st-world-pain.
'Though it's frustrating that existing efforts haven't made much of a dent in robocalling yet, Ian Barlow, who oversees the FTC's Do Not Call Registry, says that things would be even more dire without the measures that are already in place. "Like any law enforcement agency we're never going to stamp out every crime," he says. "But without that enforcement the problem would be much worse."' - via Lily Hay Newman, writing at Wired, brings us the bad-news of robo-calling mitigation efforts in the United States