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January 22, 2005

Readers respond to Microsoft spam story

Salon.com readers wrote some interesting letters in response to my recent piece about Microsoft's role in the war on spam.

(I must disagree with the first one, however. The article doesn't blame Microsoft for originally creating the spam problem. Instead, it said the company is arguably responsible for the current state of affairs.)

One reader asks whether Microsoft's numerous lawsuits against spammers are effectively SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). If so, it would be ironic.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's new anti-spyware tool gets a negative review in a piece Friday from AP technology writer Matthew Fordahl.

Posted by brian at January 22, 2005 8:20 PM


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