John Paczkowski

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A 40 Percent Drop in Spam? Too Bad It's Temporary…

Wow! Global spam volumes plummeted today after two ISPs disconnected a Web-hosting firm outed by the Washington Post as harboring some truly unsavory clients.

Denied Internet access by Global Crossing and Hurricane Electric, bot-hosting network McColo is clearly having trouble spewing out spam and malware. There has been a 41 percent drop in spam volume since the Washington Post story broke.

Sadly, it’s certain to rise again, once McColo finds some new upstream providers.
(Thanks to reader Dave Barnes for the tip.)


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work