Microsoft Preps Pay-For Spam Scheme
Chairman Gates pledges to bring 'Penny Black' and other MS Research anti-spam technologies to market.Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is continuing his anti-spam war, promising in an interview published on Thursday to implement a Microsoft-Research-developed scheme that would charge spammers for sending junk mail. Gates also said in the same interview that Microsoft is considering another research-developed technology that would delay by a number of seconds the delivery of spam to users inboxes. The pay-per-spam scheme is definitely the more radical approach. Microsoft Research (MSR) has been dabbling for years with the concept of making spammers pay: in cash, in compute cycles and/or in memory cycles.
Microsoft Researchs idea for this is called "Penny Black."