China Spam

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China Spam

Great news… China has signed onto and international antispam pact. After the US, China may be the worst offender in sending spam and about one in five spam messages are attributed to the country. Now is as good a time as any to tackle the issue. At last count I get about 300-500 spam messages a day. Oh Joy.

From Computerworld:

The London Action Plan, which was launched in October 2004, calls for increased investigative training, the establishment of points of contact between government authorities, and the creation of an international working group to coordinate the enforcement of antispam regulations. The initiative was intended to expand on international antispam efforts led by organizations, such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, DTI said.

China's representative to the London Action Plan will be Union Network Beijing, a group that was created to help enforce antispam regulations and fight the spread of computer viruses, DTI said.

China is not new to the fight against spam. In recent years, the Chinese government and industry, including the government-backed Internet Society of China, have stepped up efforts to crack down on unsolicited e-mails and spammers. To date, Chinese government bodies involved in antispam efforts include the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), which oversees the country's technology industry, and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), which oversees the country's police force, among others.

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