Lycos’ anti-spam screensaver draws fire

From InfoWorld:

A screensaver developed by Lycos Europe that gives spammers a dose of their own medicine is attracting plenty of attention, but not all of it good.
The company officially launched the ‘Make Love, Not Spam’ screensaver Wednesday but a beta version had already been widely distributed. Offering to ‘spam the spammers,’ the screensaver works by repeatedly requesting information from Web sites advertised in spam, thereby reducing the performance of those sites.

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