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考研英语时文赏读(86):你正在受到垃圾电话的困扰吗?

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  Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default

  如今,你的手机运营商可以在默认状态下阻止垃圾电话了

  Robocalls are flooding cell phones, interrupting dinners, and scamming people out of money. Relief could finally be on the horizon, but perhaps at a cost.

  垃圾电话不断地涌向我们的手机、打断我们的晚餐,还骗取我们的钱财。现在,解决办法终于快出现了,但可能要付出一定的代价。

  The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to give wireless carriers like Verizon the green light to block unwanted robocalls automatically for all customers.

  美国联邦通信委员会周四通过投票决定,允许 Verizon 等无线运营商为所有用户自动屏蔽他们不想接听的垃圾电话。

  The move could curb a torrent of phone-based scams and unwelcome interruptions that have afflicted millions of consumers, said the FCC.

  美国联邦通信委员会表示,此举有望遏制大部分的诈骗电话和不受欢迎的骚扰电话,诈骗电话和骚扰电话已经给数百万用户造成了困扰。

  The vote clears the way for carriers to switch on robocall-blocking technologies for phone lines by default. The technology works by using algorithms and network scanning to identify unwanted calls, similar to how email providers scan for spam messages.

  这次的投票为运营商在默认情况下开启电话线路的垃圾电话拦截技术扫清了障碍。这项技术的工作原理是使用算法和网络扫描来识别用户不想接听的电话,类似于电子邮件服务提供商扫描垃圾邮件的方式。

  Carriers that switch on such technologies will be required to let customers opt out of the programs if they wish and continue receiving all calls.

  开通此类技术的运营商被要求给予用户自我选择的权利,如果用户愿意,他们仍可继续接听所有的电话。

  Americans now receive roughly 5 billion robocalls per month, according to industry research. Robocalls are automated phone calls people receive that often show up on caller ID as nearby phone numbers, or sometimes even their own number.

  根据行业研究,美国人现在每月大约接到50亿次垃圾电话。垃圾电话是人们接到的自动拨打的电话,通?;嵯允居肜吹缯呦嘟暮怕?,有时甚至会显示为他们自己的电话号码。

  While some robocalls are legal and come from legitimate institutions like banks, schools or medical providers, a vast share come from scammers and foreign sources.

  虽然有些垃圾电话是合法的,比如来自银行、学?;蛞搅苹沟群戏ɑ沟牡缁?,但很大一部分都是骗子打来的或是从国外打来的。

  (全文共208个词,CNN)

  ?重难点词汇:

  interrupt  vt. 中断;打断;插嘴;妨碍 vi. 打断;打扰 n. 中断

  scam  n. 骗局,诡计;故事 vt./vi. 欺诈;诓骗

  horizon  n. 地平线;视野;眼界;范围

  afflict  vt. 折磨;使痛苦;使苦恼

  algorithm  n. 算法,运算法则

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