Tag: SMS spam

Next spam epidemic in your pocket

I am going a bit out on a limb here, mostly because readers know I am a dummy. I’ll bet that it won’t be long before cell phone spam takes over US wireless networks. My thinking is simple (easy for a simple mind):

Wireless carriers are already getting hit by spammy messages and calls. Second, people are use to entering their email address into all types of webforms, and that is not helping the spam fighting cause.

Now, the US has reached a hurdle that many other countries (mostly developing) hit a while back…more cellphone lines than landlines.

And with every ecommerce webform on the planet requiring a contact phone number for purchases, how long do you think it will take before those numbers are being sold to every Tom, Dick and Harry?
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India Fighting Cell Phone Spam

The Indian economy is growing by leaps and bounds. Naturally, the expansion of consumer technology use follows, and cell phones are no exception. Unfortunately, marketing firms have been quick to jump on the bandwagon as well, and now subscribers are being pummeled with telemarketing calls and SMS spam.

India is now fighting back from the legislative front, and Spamroll has some suggestions for their cell phone subscribers that would make life a whole lot easier.
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