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Spam: a stupefying supply without a demand

By any measure, the global statistics on spam email are staggering: with some 200 billion junk emails sent every day, they now constitute more than 90 per cent of all global email traffic. Isn’t this, though, just an irritating but inevitable fact of digital life? Not necessarily, argues Edward Gottesman in his lead Opinion piece for this month’s issue. Although it’s a controversial move—and one derided by many tech-savvy critics—Gottesman makes the case that a…

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