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Ubiquity and danger: The web scraping economy

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 31, 2016.

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    Web scraping is a technique of extracting information from web sites, and often includes transforming unstructured web site data into a database for analysis or repurposing content into the web scraper’s own website and business operations. In most cases, bots, which make up 46 percent of web traffic, are implemented by individuals to perform web scraping at a much faster rate than humans alone. Diverse actors leverage web scraping bots, including nefarious competitors, internet upstarts, … More →

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