Declaring a World War on Spam

“Lawmakers, consumer advocates and Internet industry officials gathered for the latest in a string of discussions on harmonizing international laws to cut back on spam, which now accounts for nearly half of all global e-mail. Spam has become a hot-button issue for politicians and business officials, who worry that unless it’s criminalized, spamming could become an increasingly costly nuisance for companies and individuals.” —Declaring a World War on Spam (Wired)