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Taking aim at wireless spam
Posted: 27-Mar-2001 [Source: CNET]

[Spamming arrives on US wireless--wrong guy hit--class action suit being considered.]

by Patrick Ross -- "But Joffe, a resident of Arizona, later was hit with another message from the same Phoenix-based mortgage company. As AT&T charges customers for every text message, or SMS (short message service) they receive, these unwanted messages were costing him money.

"I'm not just going to let this die," said Joffe, a veteran technologist who was a founder of network operator Genuity. He now runs CenterGate Research Group, a for-profit think tank and technology incubator, while he's also rounding up other spam victims in Phoenix and talking to lawyers about a class-action suit.

"He isn't the only one taking aim at the wireless spammers. The first battle on this new front may not be in the Phoenix courts, but rather in Congress.


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