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NetFlash: Major ISPs sue hundreds of spammers

Opinion
Mar 11, 20042 mins
Networking

Now we’ll see if the CAN-SPAM law – which many industry watchers say is a rather lame piece of anti-spam legislation – has any teeth at all. Using the law, some of the biggest ISPs are suing the biggest spammers. There are 220 spammers named in the lawsuits, and 215 of them are “John Doe.” So if we can just get our hands on this John Doe character, think of all the spam we could eliminate! Major ISPs sue hundreds of spammers http://www.nwfusion.com/edge/news/2004/0310spam.html?net

Now we’ll see if the CAN-SPAM law – which many industry watchers say is a rather lame piece of anti-spam legislation – has any teeth at all. Using the law, some of the biggest ISPs are suing the biggest spammers. There are 220 spammers named in the lawsuits, and 215 of them are “John Doe.” So if we can just get our hands on this John Doe character, think of all the spam we could eliminate!

Major ISPs sue hundreds of spammers

https://www.nwfusion.com/edge/news/2004/0310spam.html?net

Microsoft delays delivery of Yukon, Whidbey

With software companies in general and Microsoft in particular, product delays are par for the course. But with the impending update to SQL Server (codenamed “Yukon”), the delays are becoming extraordinary, as the ship date slips yet again, from later this year and into next.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0310msyukon.html?net

Competitive carriers question Powell telecom plan

Telephone carriers competing with the incumbent owners of most of the U.S. telephone networks criticized a Wednesday speech by FCC Chairman Michael Powell, in which he proposed to wean the competing carriers from using the incumbent’s networks in 18 months.

https://www.nwfusion.com/edge/news/2004/0310powell.html?net

Intel holds off on support for Chinese Wi-Fi standard

Intel will not have a wireless chip that supports the security protocol mandated by the Chinese government ready for PC manufacturers in time for a June 1 deadline, an Intel spokesman said Wednesday.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0310chiwifi.html?net

Today at “Layer 8”

It’s Thirsty Thursday! Layer 8 will quench that thirst with a look at reBlogging, a guy who studies pickpockets up close and personal, NetFlix for the do-it-yourself types, and a funny story about recycled phone numbers. Also, you can weigh in on the big spammer lawsuit in our daily poll. Get on board today:

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