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Escaped ‘Spam King’ murders family – Technology – smh.com.au

Escaped ‘Spam King’ murders family – Technology – smh.com.au

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Singapore Law: New SPAM laws… itsSerious

….Mr Andrew Peters, Asia-Pacific regional director of Pacific West
Communications, told Today: “The issue is a non-Singaporean one,
primarily. But all it takes is some good spam filtering software … Spam
here is not that serious compared to other countries, but introducing
legislation shows that Singapore takes the issue seriously.”…

FIRST STEP TO CURBING SPAM PEST

Friday April 13, 2007

Lee U-Wen
Today Newspaper – Singapore

….Mr Andrew Peters, Asia-Pacific regional director of Pacific West
Communications, told Today: “The issue is a non-Singaporean one,
primarily. But all it takes is some good spam filtering software … Spam
here is not that serious compared to other countries, but introducing
legislation shows that Singapore takes the issue seriously.”…

IT IS a much-anticipated piece of legislation meant to put some curbs on
that expensive menace to email users.

Junk mail, or spam, costs the economy more than $23 million a year in
productivity losses and is the subject of 15,000 complaints received every
month by the three major Internet service providers here.

But mobile phone and email users should not expect the Spam Control Act –
approved by Parliament yesterday – to put an end to their spam woes
anytime soon. Indeed, they will find that much of the onus of keeping junk
mail in check lies on their own shoulders.

As Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts Dr Lee Boon Yang
stressed, the Act is “not a magic bullet to eradicate all spamming
activities overnight”.

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