January/February 2018 issue of acmqueue

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Originally published in Queue vol. 2, no. 2
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Eric Allman - E-mail Authentication
Internet e-mail was conceived in a different world than we live in today. It was a small, tightly knit community, and we didn’t really have to worry too much about miscreants. Generally, if someone did something wrong, the problem could be dealt with through social means; “shunning” is very effective in small communities.

Vipul Ved Prakash, Adam O'Donnell - Fighting Spam with Reputation Systems
User-submitted spam fingerprints

Joe Hildebrand - Nine IM Accounts and Counting
The key word with instant messaging today is interoperability. Various standards are in contention.

Frank Jania - Broadcast Messaging
This powerful form of communication has social implications as well as technical challenges.


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