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Internet Society and ITU Partner Towards Combating Spam

The Internet Society and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) recently endorsed an agreement towards eradicating junk e-mails together as spam continues to make 80% of total e-mail being exchanged globally, published ZDNet.com dated November 6, 2014.

It maybe noted that Internet Society represents the world as a non-profit organization established for pioneering Internet-related policy, education as also standards, while ITU belongs to the United Nations and works like one specialized agency accountable for matters connected with communication and information techniques.

The joint working of the two organizations will enable formulate methods for building a long-run capability towards solving the problem of spam within emerging nations, as also it will undertake combined cooperative activities for meeting more-and-more information requirements regarding ways of achieving the same.

Hamadoun I. Toure Secretary-General of ITU explained that fighting spam as well as protecting data represented one worldwide problem for lawful users of the Internet as well as smart-phones. It was essential for providing global solutions towards mitigating intrusive junk e-mails whose flow not merely suffocated the Internet, however, involved massive costs too, he analyzed. ZDNet.com published this.

CEO Kathy Brown at Internet Society said that the costs resulting from junk e-mail included wasted bandwidth, infrastructure for network and storage along with heightened security risks and such costs get enlarged within developing nations. Siliconrepublic.com published this, November 6, 2014.

Three specific spheres where the organizations will be concentrating are:

Facilitating technical specialists more access to different regions. These specialists, members of the worldwide online community, will constantly spread their experience and knowledge regarding spam eradication.

They'll also teach through information and training about workable anti-spam policies, operational requirements as well as technical solutions. Moreover, they'll eventually formulate best practices for spam deterrence.

According to Director Brahima Sanou of ITU's Telecommunication Development Sector, the Internet communities along with telecommunication industry put immense efforts towards the creation of best practices as well as development of technical tools for fighting e-mail junk. The partnership, adds Sanou, seeks for raising awareness regarding policy, industry and technical developments related to this aspect, while centralizing the available skill and information. V3.co.uk published this, November 6, 2014.

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