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How Long Can ISP's Ignore Spam?

Fraud and spam are the two great evils of the internet, so it would be reassuring to know that network operators and service providers are trying hard to protect their customers from them. I say "would be" reassuring, because there is precious little evidence to suggest that the providers are bothering.


The reality is that most of their current effort is spent providing customers with ever cheaper broadband services in order to boost subscriber numbers, or else devising new applications and services that we might be tempted to buy at extra cost.


That may soon change, at least when it comes to certain types of fraud. However, it has taken strong-arm tactics from the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services (Icstis) to encourage operators to take any responsibility for the way their internet services are used, or misused as the case may be.

 

» WhatPC? - Martin Courtney - 14-07-2006

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