Check out this hilarious rant from some American guy who seems to have an issue with spam filtering. When I read it I didn’t know whether I should be angry or rolling on the floor laughing.
In his article he makes the following (erronous) claims:
Spam filtering is similar to a mailman opening, reading and sorting your mail
Spam filtering is actually an automated process. There is no human behind a screen reading someones mail. In fact, implementation of spam filtering would be impossible using humans to read mail and classify it as spam, as it would be inefficient in terms of cost, scalability and speed.
The author claims that privacy is violated because of this “reading” of mail. It is not, because it is done by “dumb” computer programs that detect patterns in e-mail that are characteristic of spam. These programs are unable to understand what actually is being discussed in e-mails. Continue reading