Someone please mod the parent up.
Most of the frauds have seemed pretty harmless, but there is potential here for serious damage too, I'd like to know what some of those are.
As I remember it, things were expanding quite quickly even before every little click was tracked. I imagine things might slow down with Do-Not-Track, but they will keep growing.
The source I show for that quote is actually Bob Edwards? http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Bob_Edwards/
I've also seen it reference in Bloom County
When I have been able to get a specific mailing address I have been successful in getting this method to work before, it does take persistence and the correct wording (I've found the phrase "any further emails means you accept my billing rates and practices" or something similar works pretty good).
I've used this practice to get unwanted 'free' local newspapers discontinued as well.
Filed under: Portable AudioMichigan's much-derided initiative to give iPods to every student in the state just seems to be getting curiouser and curiouser, with word now coming out that some of the lawmakers involved in the proposal went on a junket to California that was paid for at least in part by Apple. As The Detroit Free Press reports, both Representative Matt Gillard and House Speaker Andy Dillon took part in the 2 1/2 day trip earlier this year, where they apparently discussed classroom technology and the educational benefits of iPods, sneaking in some time to discuss wine distribution and business taxes as well. While it's not clear exactly how much of an influence the junket had on their decision, it certainly doesn't seem to have hurt things, with Dillon unveiling the $36-million iPod proposal not long after he returned.
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