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Outdoing most analysts' worst predictions, spam accounted for 82 percent of all U.S. email last month.
After a two-month drop in spam, the number of unsolicited bulk email skyrocketed in April, bringing the saturation number up to record levels here in the U.S. and across the world, according to MessageLabs, Inc., a security company based in New York.
''This is as bad as we've seen it,'' says Paul Wood, chief information security analyst for MessageLabs. ''I think it's likely that it will continue to rise but perhaps not at the same rate that it did in the past month.''
And April did show a dramatic increase.
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Also, isn't a second Internet being worked on involving the same people (DOD, R&D institutions, Universities, Big Companies) who started the first one? I imagine the second one will be much more restrictive.