Daily Archives: December 13, 2013

Internet: Bots Responsible for More than 60% of All Web Traffic | TIME.com

Online traffic from bots in 2013 — automated softwarethat include everything from hacking tools to spammers to search engine catalogers — is up 21 percent from 2012, when 51 percent of website visits already came from bots. Thirty-one percent of bots are malicious, according to a recent study, but spam bots decreased from two percent of traffic last year to half-a-percent in 2013. Continue reading

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Obama’s Orwellian Image Control

THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the mot du jour — with a smartphone at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday. Continue reading

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