You know those emails flooding your in-box, incessantly trumpeting clothing sales or raging events over the weekend? That's called bacon--or 'bacn' in internetspeak and it's on the rise. And while spam is illegal, bacon is not--afterall it's you who can't say no to signing up for yet another Groupon spinoff. A chart produced by infographicworld.com for unsubscribe.com says that there are now more of these landing in inboxes than the more malicious spam types. You can see the rest of their infographic here.
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