Here’s some awesome news. SPAM gets a huge shot in the chest and the world saves a ton of electricity in the process.
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates hasn’t done much for the environment, for a billionaire who’s put real money behind other urgent global problems. But that just changed. Microsoft has just essentially given back to the world about 13 terawatt hours (TWh) of electric power that has been wasted every year – on spam!
Switched.com is reporting that Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, working with federal law enforcement agents, has just brought down the world’s largest spam network, Rustock.
More: The World Just Got Back 13 Terawatt Hours of Spam-Wasted Electricity!