Thirds of Spam Contains False Information???
by Douglas Chick
Federal Trade Commission issued a finding this week that probably won't come
as a shock to many computer users: Two-thirds of SPAM contains false
information. Well gee whiz, there’s a news flash. “What, only
two-thirds? Doesn’t all advertising lie?” I wonder which penis
enlargement, sexual enhancement, Diet pill, Hair re-growth or Be Your Own
Boss e-mail they are referring to? Spammers better be carefully their
two-thirds numbers are dangerous approaching TV commercials and
this type of advertising wouldn’t exist if it weren’t affective.
Someone’s buying something somewhere, otherwise why would these people be
so persistent. If the Federal Trade Commission wanted to impress me they
would issue a statement about how a new SPAM law stopped two-thirds of all
fraudulent e-mail. But then again, look how long it took them the pass a
bill against unsolicited phone calls, and even then you have to pay to get
on the list not to be called.
(THA) -- The White House cybersecurity adviser, Howard Schmidt, is
going back to work for Ebay.
Schmidt, took over
the job two months ago from Richard Clarke. Both men helped oversee the
recent federal plan to secure cyberspace. Schmidt announced his resignation
on April 21. During an interview with CNN on Thursday, Schmidt revealed that
he will be returning to the private sector as eBay's chief security officer.
The bitter Network Administrator believes that Schmidt left his job after
discovering that all the cyber hacking was being done by the Home Land
Virginia Governor threatens spammers with jail
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- Internet
mavens who clog computers with massive volumes of unsolicited e-mail pitches
now risk landing in prison and losing their riches under a tough Virginia
law signed Tuesday.
Virginia Gov. Mark Warner makes remarks before a bill-signing event at
America Online's corporate headquarters in Dulles. Warner a self made millionaire,
gaining his riches from Tech trading before its collapse said technical
filters and civil penalties have proven inadequate. In another surprise announcement,
Warner said that he is drafting another bill that will ban MSN from selling
internet access in Virginia, and another declaring CNN as the only news
station to watch.