In this program we look at the history and future of spam. It’s the curse of the modern information age and the bad news is that there’s more of it to come. But what is spam? How is it changing? Who’s sending it? And why do they think so many of us need Viagra or a penis enlargement!
Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Digital Environments at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.
Chris Kanich, PhD Candidate in the University of California (San Diego’s) Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Julia Cornwell Mckean, Manager Anti-Spam Team, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Eve Edelson, author of Scamorama: Turning the Tables on Email Scammers and creator of the Scamorama website.
Title: Scamorama: Turning the tables on email scammers
Author: Eve Edelson
Track: You got mail
Artist: Soulja Boy
Album: You got mail
Finn Brunton’s profile (http://finnb.net/)
ACMA Anti-Spam Webpage (http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_310294)
Chris Kanich’s profile (http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~ckanich/)
Scambaiting video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awtAKa22AVk)
419 Eater Website (http://www.419eater.com/)
Scamorama Website (http://www.scamorama.com/)