US supporters of a one-size-fits-all approach to authenticating voice calls face the twin obstacles of German culture and trials of a rival technology by Deutsche Telekom.
The story of an American becoming the first woman to lead the ITU in its 157-year history contrasts with another story about diversity only being welcome when it suits the goals of powerful nations.
Do we want real solutions to the problem of spoofed robocalls? Or do we want sales propaganda followed by excuses for failure?
The Canadian Chapter of the Internet Society is worried that anti-spoofing rules will create a ‘two-tier’ telecoms market.