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Re: More on spam

--- John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> wrote:
> Sidney Brooks writes:
> > Surely, I am not the only person who has thought
> that spam is a tool for
> > attacking the U. S. (yes to some this will seem
> provincial) by crippling
> > what has become a major means of communication.
> Much if not most spam originates in the US.
So what? Where it originates doesn't matter, it is the

> > yes to some this will seem provincial
> It is.  People outside the US get as much spam as we
> do.
> > It can also be a tool to repress ideas that you
> don't agree with, e.g. if
> > someone writes a message in favor of abortion or
> against it to the New
> > York Times, the other side can pick up his address
> and spam him.
> That's not spam.  That's just a DOS attack.

If after I post an opinion on the NYT web site, I get
a lot of unsolicited email, I don't care if you call
it a DOS attack or I call it spam. You say potayto, I
say potahto.


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