New laws to curtail cellular spam

Early adopters of text messaging on cell phones are getting a taste of a new, annoying flavour of spam, though it hasn’t reached the same volume as inbox-clogging junk e-mail. Regulators and cell phone carriers want to keep it that way. "New laws and regulations are specifically aimed at curtailing the tide of unwanted short message service (SMS) spam. It’s especially evident in Europe and Asia, where the technology is more widely used than in the United States."

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