Touring the World's Spam Factories In Real Time

If you've ever wondered where all those Nigerian princes and male performance enhancement professionals live, you're going to want to take a closer look at this: an interactive map that shows where spam originates in real time.

The map is part of Google's Postini Threat Identification Network, which identifies "malicious IPs" in real-time to head them off at the pass. It looks like a map of infection rates, which is pretty much exactly what it is! For full interactive goodness—including some extreme zooming—head on over here. [Postini via Reddit]