FTC backs spammer bounties (false)

Monday, 20 September 2004, 1:46 PM EST

A program to encourage members of the public to become "bounty hunters" tracking down email spammers received the luke warm backing of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In as far as it wants to do anything (and we think it'd rather do nothing), the FTC wants to create an elaborate spammer supergrass scheme with payouts of up to $250,000. Any alternative, such as relying on anti-spam activists for information, gets short shrift.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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