Notes from the Electronic Cottage 10/01/09

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
Today, a few catch up items. Google wants you to vote on which “big ideas” will most help the most people in the world. Check out

Meanwhile, phishing attacks have hit a new high in 2009, and people still seem to be biting, to their everlasting regret. We all know not to click on sites in emails that are supposedly from your bank or credit card company – they’re not – but some folks do it anyway. And spam continues to take up about 90% of the email bandwidth on the Internet. Why? Because it works.

Some folks seem to think they’ll get rich on cock-eyed schemes and as long they continue to bite, we’ll all continue to have spam-filled mailboxes.

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