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Expects the -- taking another step toward cracking down on spam text messages.
Laws already ban unsolicited text messages but that hasn't done much to prevent a lot of spam.
Now the Federal Communications Commission reports it's reviewing a petition.
One that seeks to ban the Internet.
To phone text messaging which experts call a form of auto dialing.
This now foxnews.com science and technology editor Jeremy -- they're talking about when you get on the computer and -- -- text messages to a lot of people on the phones.
Right which isn't really all that coming just yet but it's definitely the future it's going to be happening a lot more frequently as we can go forward I get some weird and stuff like that it feels like it's generated in that way you get a little bit of an analogy don't -- very much of it but it is.
Remarkably easy to do there are.
Dozens I would say web -- right now that you just go over -- to plug a couple of -- -- -- -- -- text message addresses in there.
-- on the phone number is -- controversy here so what's going on there's a couple of companies -- -- using is largely for politics right now -- case you are getting the president there you go.
Is that a spam is that something you that actually no we signed up for it when we go to their campaign things you -- -- -- from both sides.
So if that's -- requested that OK maybe that's all right although.
There are arguments on both sides there.
But this is this broadens out to a larger thing as soon as it's -- you know a big company did send you information or something you don't want at all -- Viagra things come into you know that's really invasive.
To let me put another -- your hand here.
What is it to you that is sending the spam messages you -- at what point is regulation become something becomes a little bit overpowering if it's me doing it someone has taken over my body.
Well where there is no chance of that -- -- -- fantasy football league you've got fifty friends you've got all their phone numbers you plug them into a message thing Obama on line.
Every gets -- -- we do that.
Is that illegal all the sun under this -- good question I thought it was just if it came from Modesto.
Well you know it's up to that they're still working on the regulation they're looking at it if they've asked for requests to see you know who thinks what which side here right now it sounds like what they're.
What they're talking about is not a phone number to a phone number texting.
But an Internet connection to a phone texting precisely but I could see a future that's integral to fend -- -- I could see a future that something that is essential.
To me communicating with all my friends on FaceBook for example right there's a lot of ways and that could just be.
The natural natural evolution of text messaging.
And as soon as the FC steps in and says -- you can't do that.
And -- you get special permission unless you're registered in addition there are -- concerns of free speech concerns.
There's a lot of those I would say it's a big free speech issue as well I mean for example we're talking -- Tennessee football league you've got a right to talk to your buddies you know you wanna -- -- -- -- team.
The only from when.
Which of course you are if we can beat those hogs in Little Rock this week in Abu Dhabi have these -- on the planet.
I'm rooting for the patriots must for this for a week what -- -- it's patriots have a great weekend and hopefully we don't get rained out thank you --
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