FCC cracks down on anonymous calls to Jewish centers amid bomb threats

Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued an emergency order in response to a recent string of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers, temporarily waiving a privacy restriction that prevents carriers from disclosing caller information to the receiving party when the caller has requested anonymity. Those protections will only be lifted for calls made to Jewish Community Centers, hopefully giving investigators further clues as to the source of the calls.

The move comes two days after a public letter to the FCC from Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who cited a previous order concerning a string of threats against schools in Middletown, NY, and urged the FCC to grant similar protections to JCCs.

Continue reading…

The Verge – All Posts