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CU testimony on H.R. 2214, the RID-SPAM Act

ways. They have figured out myriad methods to avoid being filtered by Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) and consumers. They have discovered how to commandeer our computers to send spam for them, and they are even finding new devices to spam us on. For example, text messaging on mobile phones, an increasingly popular application for consumers, is also becoming a haven for spam.