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Anti-spam service averts a cyberwar

The company behind a controversial anti-spam initiative is shutting down the service after spammers began threatening users and rendering the company’s site inaccessible. In a statement, Blue Security Inc. said it wanted to avoid "an ever-escalating cyber war through our continued operations." Blue Security has been criticized by some anti-spam advocates because its Blue Frog service revolves around getting thousands of users to collectively disable the Web sites that spammers use to sell their wares. Users add e-mail addresses to Blue Frog’s "do-not-spam" list. Before sending out a batch of messages, spammers are supposed to remove any addresses appearing on such lists. ...

» Portsmouth Herald News - 21-05-2006

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