Regulating spam

Coverage of unsolicited e-mail and efforts to control it.

March 23, 2005

IBM to offer a free anti-spam program

Electronic mail promoting cut-rate Viagra or how to make big bucks working from home will get pitched right back to the senders by a free program from IBM.

December 19, 2004

Judge awards $1 billion in spam lawsuit

DAVENPORT, Iowa - A federal judge has awarded an Internet service provider more than $1 billion in what is believed to be the largest judgment ever against spammers.

December 14, 2004

Judge faults Md. law on spam

In a decision that could hamper Maryland's efforts to control spam - the popular term for junk e-mail advertising on the Internet - a Montgomery County judge has ruled that the state's anti-spam law is unconstitutional because it seeks to regulate commerce outside the state's borders.

November 28, 2004

Turning up the heat on spam

WASHINGTON -- Sitting in a plush leather chair in a borrowed office at George Washington University Law School, Eric Menhart seems nothing more than an ambitious, third-year law student with some impressive experience under his belt.

October 18, 2004

Tech firms, lawmakers target spam, e-mail fraud

Marci De Vries, a Baltimore marketer, won't open her e-mail in front of clients, fearful that they'll think she's a pervert when they see some of the subject lines on her screen.

October 7, 2004

How to outfox spam, spies

Those irritating problems of the computer world -- spam, viruses and spyware -- continue to grow exponentially, according to a survey by Consumer Reports.

April 15, 2004

Bill would make spammers' e-mail tactics a crime

Last summer, when Del. Brian J. Feldman's campaign e-mail account was hijacked by a spammer who used it to send ads for a pornographic Web site, he was flooded with replies.

March 11, 2004

Internet giants sue over spam

Four competing Internet powerhouses joined forces yesterday to file six lawsuits targeting spammers who have swamped the nation's personal computers with billions of cheesy come-ons for Viagra, cut-rate mortgages and porn.

September 24, 2003

Calif. bans spam, sets fines

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gray Davis signed into law Tuesday a groundbreaking bill aimed at banning often offensive "spam" advertisements from the online mailboxes of millions of California computer users.

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