For a change, spammers get whacked

Two recent events where, for a change, the spammers get roughed up, seem to be sending a strong signal to those who abuse the time and effort of e-mail users.

The McColo-cyber Crime report that led to the shooting down of a huge spam and malware network

also, a Web site owner faces US$873M fine for illegally using Facebook


Web site owner faces US$873M fine for illegally using Facebook

National Post
25 Nov 2008

Facebook Inc., the world?s largest social-networking Web site, won an order requiring the owner of a Canadian based site to pay US$873.3-million for illegally using Facebook users? log-in information to send spam. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San…read more…

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3 Responses to For a change, spammers get whacked

  1. I take pause when I hear the idea that companies should only build privacy protections if/when customers ask for them. At some point we need to be able to expect certain rights to be supported by our tools, regardless of whether the masses explicitly ask for such protection.

    http://www.facebookunmasked.com

  2. Mario says:

    Facebook Unmasked:
    I agree with you that there should be a minimum common understanding that identity and virtual resources are part of each individual’s property, and as such, they should be covered by the standard property rights (as your house or your car). However, on these issues, the legal system and the understanding of the masses (and politicians) are far behind the technology.
    Property rights laws are at best fuzzy in these matters. Privacy laws are being hatch and enforced at a very slow pace for my taste.
    In the meantime we have only ourselves to educate and prevent harm.

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