Wednesday, October 27, 2004

I-Names Offer New Way to Stave Off Spam

Date: 10/26/04
TechSoup News
By Sarah Hawkins

There's a new secret weapon in the fight against spam. Launched yesterday, an experimental spam combating service -- developed by a consortium of organizations and Internet broker companies and led by Identity Commons -- offers privacy-protected global Internet addresses, or i-names.

"I-names are the first universal private address -- an Internet address owned and controlled by a user for as long as they want, but spam-proof because it is not an e-mail address," Identity Commons president Owen Davis explained in the press release. [Original Story]


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