Help Has Arrived For Australians Worried About 'Spams & Scams' Coming Through The Portal

from the filter-this dept

We recently wrote about how Australian Minister for Broadband, Stephen Conroy, lover of government censorship and surveillance over the internet, had his "series of tubes" moment when he declared that 20,000 people were "getting infected by these spams, or scams, that come through, the portal." Not one to miss out on an opportunity, it appears that an Australian consumer electronics firm, Kogan, has decided to help out Conroy and all those other "victims." Reader cofiem points us to a new product listing specifically for making Australians safe from "spams and scams that come through the portal":
See, Conroy? No regulations needed... Maybe you can work out a deal with some of those charities sourcing mosquito nets...

Update: As pointed out in the comments, they've also put together this fantastic video commercial for it:

Filed Under: spams and scams, stephen conroy

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    nasch (profile), 24 Jun 2010 @ 2:11pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Unexplored Issues

    You pointed previously pointed out the do-not-call list. The concept can be expanded.

    A do not email registry? Telemarketers have to have offices with people and phone lines. They can be tracked down and subjected to penalties for breaking laws. Spammers have demonstrated that they have none of these vulnerabilities. What they do is already in many cases illegal, with no repercussions generally. A do not email registry would just be a source of active email addresses to spam.

    Furthermore, when the word "regulation" is uttered everyone dumps on you for advocating intrusive government regulation and whining that "regulations" don't work.

    Whining that all regulations never work is dumb. Recognizing that some regulations don't have much chance of working, and that much other regulation will be co-opted by the regulated industries, is just realistic.

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