bots

  1. AlphaAtlas

    Footage Shows a Click Farm in Action

    Anyone who spends time online has probably heard of, and run into, websites and social media posts that are clearly being promoted by bots. But just what do those bots look like on the other end? While I expected to see rackmount servers spoofing various devices en masse, according to a post...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Bots Are Manipulating Cryptocurrency Prices

    According to the Wall Street Journal, bots are manipulating cryptocurrency prices by placing fake orders. These bots post sell orders on exchanges, attracting human buyers with prices just below the market value. Right before a buyer completes a purchase, the bot cancels the order. When used en...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    California Introduces Bot Banning Bill

    On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that bans internet bots from pretending they're people. Automated accounts are still permitted, but they'll need to be clearly marked as non-human accounts. This bill would, with certain exceptions, make it unlawful for any person to use...
  4. DooKey

    OpenAI Bots Smashed in Their First Clash Against Human Dota 2 Pros

    At The International, DOTA 2's annual championship, OpenAI bots gave it their all and still lost in the first bot versus human game. The match was fairly close, however, the human team took advantage of AI mistakes and closed the game out. They did this even though the AI has an advantage of...
  5. FrgMstr

    Scrapers Be Scrapin'

    Scraping bots are nothing new. These bots move all over the internet, and are used by tons of companies to collect data on just about everything you can think of. If you are not in the know about scraping bots, Wired has write-up that will tell you all you need to know, and likely why you...
  6. DooKey

    Twitter Updates Developer Rules to Stop Bots

    Twitter has released new developer rules that they hope will stop bots from proliferating across the social media platform. Basically they are saying apps or services may no longer automatically post similar contant on multiple accounts. Additionally, simultaneous Likes, Retweets, etc. can not...
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