Spam and Economics

If you’re curious about some techniques of spammers and the intersection between economics and spam, check out this talk by Ross Anderson at Google:


  1. “93% of all comments are spam” is not what I encounter. I went from around 5%-6% up to 99,8% within a week…

  2. very interesting…still tinkering with ways of keeping out ‘all’ spam but guess there is no ‘all’ solution
    good job on what you’ve done so far in keeping out the few thousands a week we would otherwise have to deal it…but as they say when all else fails, follow the money trail

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  5. Unfortunately, the video is now offline. Any chance you could give a little round-up as to the main points of his talk?

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  7. It’s funny, watching something like this. They have some idea whats going on, but miss alot. I like how the google gal in there is getting upset with the presenter, who shows how google is helping to promote lots of fraudulent websites.

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