Tag: spam

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The Tedium Is the Message

A history of spam on the internet.


The Markovian Parallax Denigrate: Unraveling the Internet’s Oldest and Weirdest mystery

How conspiracy theory links the internet’s first spam (a series of randomly generated words with the subject line Markovian Parallax Denigrate) with a woman who posed as a CIA agent and was convicted of receiving funds from Saddam Hussein’s government.


The Spam Factory's Dirty Secret

First Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got canned.


Russia's Spam King

The unsolved killing of Russia’s most notorious spammer.