the first mass unsolicited digital communication, in 1978. It was an advertisement for a new computer, sent in bulk to 393 recipients on ARPANET
The plague has only expanded from there.
I'm really annoyed with some physical advertisement I've been receiving though. In the digital realm I managed to get some pretty good filtering to work so I seldom receive any spam now. But how can you filter your goddamn physical mail box?
I thought about something involving Russian bears and machine guns in front of it but I do want legitimate stuff to go through :(
And this is one of the reasons TD has a loyal readers base. I for one am sure that TD will mount a defense if needed and TD can be sure that if they need financial backup to keep the defense they can rely on many of us here. I would gladly help.
I wonder if the thugs will actually try to buy a fight with people that actually know what they are doing and that have an engaged community behind them...
- Open hardware and software initiatives will gain traction as corporations become more and more obnoxious - People will simply stop buying the 'IoT' and connected stuff altogether - Pirates will save the day by providing ways to bypass server authentication
In my case I will avoid these products altogether. But if I happen to fall into some trap I say LONG LIVE THE PIRATES!
So the evil Forbes want to infect you with malware while the good Forbes want you to be free (bonus Queen soundtrack in the background). This needs to be turned into a movie starring Jim Carey. Oh wait.
Re: You need to see how backbone traffic actually happens to make some of those beefs.
It is really VERY difficult to tell the difference between network management for network health, and network management for anti-trust purposes. Which is yet another reason why carriers need to be divorced from content providers. The reason the law can't distinguish between anti-trust practices and network management, is that the tools for doing both are basically the same.