SHAKEN/STIR – Solution, or problem?

Recently, there’s been quite a stir about SHAKEN/STIR, the FCC’s proposed solution to the “caller ID spoofing” problem. The basic premise is that calls will be cryptographically signed by the originating carrier, certifying the caller ID is authentic. Somehow, this is supposed to stop telemarketers, robo-callers, scams, and other undesired telephone calls. Depending on who you talk to, this proposed solution has been met with both praise and criticism.

As it stands now, I’m one of the ones who has met it with criticism, for several reasons:

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