ATT makes it harder for spam callers to reach you

first_img AT&T 5G network has some of the fastest speeds we’ve… 7 13 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Tags Share your voicecenter_img AT&T FCC Comments 9:40 Mobile Save me from robocalls, please. Angela Lang/CNET AT&T is now making its Call Protect fraud caller blocking service a default for its new mobile customers.If you’re an existing customer, don’t worry: The company says it’ll make this feature the default for you, too, in the coming months.AT&T said Tuesday it was able to make this change thanks to a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission last month that lets US carriers “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls, allowing them to turn on blocking features by default instead of as an opt-in service.This work comes amid growing a uproar from the federal government and customers over spam calls. The FCC has said that frustration has made robocalls the No. 1 complaint it receives from consumers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of grievances filed every year. The number of unwanted robocalls skyrocketed 46% from 2017 to 2018, according to caller ID service Hiya.For any existing AT&T customers interested in using Call Protect now, you can download the service as an app or turn it on through your MyAT&T account. The company has already rolled out a suspected spam caller alert for existing customers, too, and says it plans to add more tools to fight robocalls in the coming months.last_img read more

BSE closes points 4814 up Nov 26

first_imgBSE closes points 48.14 up Nov 264.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 48.14 up Nov 264.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 48.14 points up to stand at 28,386.19. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 12.65 points up to stand at 8,475.75. GUJRAT GAS and OBEROI REALTY LTD were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 16.55% and 7.64% along with TORRENT POWER LTD and DLF with an increase of 7.35% and 7.16% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include RASOYA PROTEINS LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 4.86% and 4.76% along with FINOLEX CABLES LTD and ZEE LTD with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.93% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 68.70 points at 18,805.38 while the banking sector is down 62.95 points at 20,586.35 and the reality sector is up 64.39 points at 1,660.73. The Indian currency is up 0.04% at Rs 61.84 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 48.14 points up to stand at 28,386.19. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 12.65 points up to stand at 8,475.75. GUJRAT GAS and OBEROI REALTY LTD were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 16.55% and 7.64% along with TORRENT POWER LTD and DLF with an increase of 7.35% and 7.16% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include RASOYA PROTEINS LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 4.86% and 4.76% along with FINOLEX CABLES LTD and ZEE LTD with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.93% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 68.70 points at 18,805.38 while the banking sector is down 62.95 points at 20,586.35 and the reality sector is up 64.39 points at 1,660.73. The Indian currency is up 0.04% at Rs 61.84 per dollar.last_img read more

WATCH Christmas Brings Northeast Blizzard Bitter Cold In Midwest

first_imgThe good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.Even the usually rainy Pacific Northwest got the white stuff. The National Weather Service says it’s only the sixth time since 1884 that downtown Portland had measurable snow — only an inch or two — on a Dec. 25.A blizzard warning was issued Monday for portions of Maine and New Hampshire, with forecasters saying snow of up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) and wind gusts up to 50 mph (80 kph) could make travel “dangerous to impossible.”Photo via Twitter @ChattyKathy715A blizzard warning was issued Monday for portions of Maine and New Hampshire.Most businesses were already shuttered on Christmas Day in New England. One of the few open was The Tobacconist cigar shop in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, where area-resident Dwayne Doherty said he welcomed the fresh blanket of snow.“I’m actually happy,” he said, chuckling as he made his way to his pick-up. “We haven’t had snow on Christmas at all in the last few years. It’s actually perfect.”States from Montana and the Dakotas to Wisconsin expected wind chill temperatures in places at 40 below zero (40 below Celsius), the National Weather Service said. The upper half of Iowa and northern Illinois also braced for subzero temperatures.Minnesota was experiencing its most frigid Christmas Day since 1996, with wind chills as cold as 35 degrees below zero, KSTP-TV reported. The National Weather Service warned that those whose skin was exposed in such conditions could get frostbite in as little as 15 minutes.Snow amounts in the Midwest were not large for this time of year. A storm system that swept from Nebraska through Iowa dropped around 2 inches of snow on Chicago, the weather service said.That was just enough to provide a picturesque backdrop for those gathering for Christmas dinners in the Chicago area. But it wasn’t enough to cause havoc either on roadway or airport runaways.Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was reporting just six cancelations and average delays of only 15 minutes around noon Monday. There were no cancellations at the city’s other major airport, Midway, and delays were less than 15 minutes on average.The nation’s third largest city had comparatively little snow for the season until the weekend — just over 2 inches (5 centimeters) in all, the National Weather Service said.The city of Milwaukee had 103 salt trucks treating slick spots Monday, according to WITI-TV. The trucks were using treated salt that’s deployed when temperatures drop below 15 degrees.In addition to slowing travel in New England, the storm was responsible for some power outages. Eversource reported more than 20,000 customers in eastern Massachusetts without electricity, the bulk on Cape Cod which was feeling the brunt of strong winds.Most of Indiana had been under winter weather advisory with officials urging motorists to stay put unless they absolutely had to travel. Northern Indiana had been expecting up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) with slightly less in the southern part of the state.New England was expected to get up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of snow. Strong winds were predicted for Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island with gusts up to 65 mph (105 kph).Mountain areas in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming received more than 1 foot (30 centimeters) of snow, which started Saturday. It was good news for holiday skiers and resorts which have struggled with a slow start this season.But it meant a heightened warning of avalanches in higher elevations outside of ski areas. Sharelast_img read more