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Spam,Accounts for 80%of Global e-mail Traffic:ITU Collaborates I Society To Combat

[Busan]Spam,Accounts for 80%of Global e-mail Traffic: ITU Collaborates Internet Society To Combat
ITU and the Internet Society today signed a letter of agreement to collaborate on combating the global problem of spam.
Spam now accounts for a significant amount of all global e-mail traffic and presents particular difficulties in areas where bandwidth is insufficient to handle the congestion that spam creates.
“Combating the growing menace of spam and the protection of data is a global concern for legitimate Internet and smartphone users,” said ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré.“We need to find global solutions to curtail the flow of intrusive junk mail which not only clogs up the Internet but also carries huge cost implications.”
Under the new agreement, the Internet Society and the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) will identify the best ways to build long-term capacity for addressing spam in developing countries.
The organizations have agreed to preliminarily focus their efforts on three areas:
[1]Facilitating greater regional access to technical experts from the global Internet community who can share anti-spam knowledge and experiences on an ongoing basis
[2]Providing educational training and information on effective anti-spam policies, technical solutions and operational requirements
[3]Documenting anti-spam best practices

ITU+GSMA+Internet Society To Join Forces Against Ebola

[Busan] ITU+GSMA+Internet Society To Join Forces Fight Against Ebola
At the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference three organisations of Technocrats [1] the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), [2]the GSMA and [3]the Internet Society (ISOC), announced that they are joining forces in the fight against Ebola.
The three organizations will bring together the global telecommunications and Internet communities, leveraging their extensive reach, capacity and respective memberships to increase the effectiveness of information and communications technologies (ICT), especially mobile communication and the Internet, for better preparedness, early warning and response.
ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré convened a special session with ITU membership during the Plenipotentiary Conference currently underway in Busan, Republic of Korea, to identify recommendations for a more effective use of ICTs in the fight against Ebola.
Dr Touré stated: “The ICT Sector is critical in dealing with the Ebola threat. ICTs are already being used by ITU and its partners to support awareness raising and emergency communications, and immediate challenge is to ensure regulatory barriers are removed to facilitate deployment and use of telecommunications applications for the purpose of saving lives.
ITU has already deployed satellite terminals to support ongoing efforts and is currently developing new applications in close cooperation and coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO).