23 April 2003
Getting a handle on spam
The new Oklahoma anti-spam law, signed yesterday by Governor Henry, strikes me as relatively toothless. It does prohibit spoofing email or Web addresses, and it does require ads to state that they are ads in the subject lines porn ads must contain the string ADV-ADULT but until there are provisions to hunt down spammers and disembowel them on streaming video, there will be little or no effect on the state's email users.
Posted at 8:05 AM to Scams and Spams
"hunt down spammers and disembowel them on streaming video"
Ooo - now there's a provision I could really get behind. Maybe we could hire a few Ba'athists who have recently gone into, um, forced retirement.
No they aren't. They are evil reptilian aliens from the Planet Zarkod who are trying to destroy our civilzation with ads for Viagra, Hot!Sexxxy!Teen!Sluts! and marketing deals that will make you a Millionaire! =O
I could swear I once saw an exterminator's ad that said "WE KILL RATS, TERMITES, SPAMMERS"
Or maybe it said "spiders" and my eyes played a cruel, cruel trick on me.