The CEO of AT&T got a robocall while speaking onstage at an event Wednesday. Randall Stephenson was answering a question when he paused the interview to swipe away a notification on his smart watch. He told the audience, “It’s literally a robocall.”
… On the same day as Stephenson’s interview, AT&T announced testing new technology with Comcast designed to make devices robocall-proof. The new technology is a system called SHAKEN/STIR, which AT&T says allowed the first authenticated call between two different providers. The system is expected to be rolled out later this year.
… Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls in the U.S. in 2018, a 46 percent increase from the year before.