What would a week be without more news on that scourge of our inbox? (a good week, that’s what) First, the MIT Technology Review presents a nice overview of the epidemic in Spam Wars. And the BBC provides more information on a troubling trend: spammers are hijacking our computers to send spam.

The new spam-fighting technologies are not faring well, either. The new challenge-response method of stopping spam at the gates is proving to be more of a challenge to the visually impaired — could it be a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act?

Have you ever wondered how much spam costs you or your employees in lost productivity? $874 a year. Seems way low to me.