SMS Spam Epidemic (NYT Article)

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  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Spam Moves to Cellphones and Gets More Invasive

    This statement really stood out at me:

    The volume of spam on the SMS network that is blocked at the server level and never appears to customers is much higher than I thought!

    The amount of spam I actually receive in my SMS inbox seems to be about 1-2 per month on average. Although perhaps it is seasonal -- I haven't gotten any that I can recall since I got my iPhone, on the same account as my Blackberry, and I had definitely been receiving a few every month when I had my BB.... Neither device has a spam filter, as far as I can tell, at the client level. Perhaps the Blackberry's BIS bypassed T-Mobile's corporate spamblocker and used less aggressive settings?
     
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    Unless the gov't cracks down on spam and makes it a bona fide crime.
     
  4. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Yeah, even if SMS becomes cheaper / most plans come to have large numbers bundled in, I just don't want to be harassed on my cell. I remember the days when I had a landline and annoying people would call me all the time and bug me to buy things. Not on my cell. Never again....
     

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