Article: First Spam, Now Spit
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If you can send a thousand e-mails with a click of the mouse, you can do the same with a phone call, if you're using the Internet as your telephone service.
A privately held technology company, based in Frederick, Md. is trying to attack the problem of what it calls Spam over Internet Telephony, or Spit.
"It's a combination of telemarketing calls and e-mail spam in which a single 'caller' uses Internet technology to send thousands of voice messages simultaneously into VoIP mailboxes."