Two recently released sets of statistics about spam make very different reading. One says spam levels have fallen to historic lows; one says spam is growing faster than ever. They can't both be right-- or perhaps they can, as we'll see in The Long View...
My journey all started with a tweet from CAUCE, the
Canadian non-profit anti-spam advocacy group:
Who's right? "64 bln fewer spam mails per month" - Microsoft ... "89% Percent Spam Increase" - eleven
In fact, they're both right, but they're measuring different things. Which in part says something interesting about botnet takedowns and PR offensives. Read on for more...
This story, "'Spam is up!' 'Spam is down!' Who's right?" was originally published by Computerworld.