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Good And Bad Bots Have Officially Overtaken The Web

  • Wired, Friday, December 19, 2014 12:51 PM
At least online, robots have officially taken over. Yes, “bots” -- or programs that simulate human activity in the service of their creators -- now account for 56% of all of Website visits, Wired reports, citing data from online security services provider Incapsula. Among other purposes, “People use [bots] to buy gear on eBay and … to snag the best [restaurant] reservations,” according to Wired. “But, increasingly, a slice of these online bots are malicious -- used to knock websites offline, flood comment sections with spam, or scrape sites and reuse their content without authorization.”

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  1. Dan Euritt from Ocean Street Video, December 19, 2014 at 9:15 p.m.

    More bad news for those of us who own websites.

    Thanks for the heads-up.

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