FCC to combat mobile phone spam.
The Federal Communications Commission said
Thursday it would look into ways to keep cell phones free of spam, while
the Federal Trade Commission said it would explore whether it could
duplicate its "Do Not Call" anti-telemarketing registry for e-mail users.
FCC Chairman Michael Powell likened spam messages to "cockroaches" and
said he hoped government and private-sector efforts could "exterminate
them from your electronic living room" at an agency meeting. FTC Chairman
Timothy Muris, meanwhile, repeated his doubts that a do-not-spam list
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