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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:46 am    Post subject: Pew Research Says Internet Users More Accepting of Spam Reply with quote

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April 10, 2005
Pew Research Says Internet Users More Accepting of Spam
"Maybe it's their getting used to it. Maybe it's like other annoying things in life - air pollution, traffic - they are just learning to live with it."
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- We're not any less annoyed by spam. We're just more accepting of it. So says a study released Sunday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Fifty-three percent of adult e-mail users in the United States now say they trust e-mail less because of spam, down from 62 percent a year ago and about the same as a June 2003 Pew survey. Pew also found that 22 percent of e-mail users say they are spending less time on e-mail because of spam, down from 29 percent last year. In 2003, it was 25 percent.

"This shows some level of tolerance that people are manifesting," said Deborah Fallows, a senior research fellow at Pew and the study's author. "Maybe it's their getting used to it. Maybe it's like other annoying things in life - air pollution, traffic - they are just learning to live with it."

Pornographic spam is on the decline, replaced by fraudulent "phishing" scams aimed at stealing bank passwords and other sensitive information, the study finds.

There was little change in what people do to reduce spam.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pornographic spam is on the decline, replaced by fraudulent "phishing" scams aimed at stealing bank passwords and other sensitive information, the study finds.

Maybe because I don't have money to spare I'm not seeing the 'phishing'' but at 66 they still think I can manage the pron, that's all I get.

oh well. dream on.[/quote]
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