New Tools to Stop Robocalls

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Your cell-phone service is taking aim at spammers and spoofers.

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If it seems as if you’re getting more-frequent robocalls, you’re right. Calls from robots are on track to make up nearly half of all calls in the U.S. by early 2019, according to phone security company First Orion.

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But help may be on the way. Next year, many mobile carriers plan to start rolling out a new line of defense: a kind of caller authentication dubbed Stir/Shaken. The service is designed to cut down on “spoofing”—the trick spammers use to make their calls appear to come from a

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