Every single day I get loads of spam. Loads. More than I think is strictly normal. Dozens of messages. Every day. And it’s very frustrating. But what had never occurred to me today is how many messages I would be getting without the ISPs filtering them at source. But an article at bbc.co.uk has revealed that the spam problem is larger than most regular users think: “The problem is a lot worse than consumers think. A lot of it is filtered out before it reaches them,” said Joe McNamee from Euro ISPA (Internet Service Providers’ Association).
I’m regularly startled by the range of fascinating articles on news.bbc.co.uk – and that article on spam is just the tip of the iceberg. In recent days we’ve seen behind the scenes at Google, the first Segway crash and a survey revealing that Russian businesses bribe more abroad than any other states. Stunning.