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Bots

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Bad Bots are Winning: The High Stakes of Bots

If you’ve been keeping up with the Elon Musk Twitter saga, you might have recently read about his latest move in his self-proclaimed war on bots. He famously claimed he would beat the bots or die trying. He immediately followed with a promise to...

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Why CAPTCHA is Ineffective at Spotting Real Fraud

CAPTCHA is Worse than a Doctor's Handwriting — It Tests Everyone's Patience and Isn't a Healthy Solution

CAPTCHA is your attempt to prove to a computer that you are, in fact, not a computer. Ah, the irony of the CAPTCHA.

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3 Steps to Prepare Your Online Fraud Defenses for 2023

Online ad fraud didn’t take a holiday, nor should your protection. As the start of a new year often coincides with goal setting and ambitious plans, prioritize protecting your online defense strategy. We won’t rehash it here, but we’ve already...

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The Top 5 Biggest Ad Fraud Scams of 2022

Ad fraud is one of the biggest challenges faced by the digital advertising industry. It cost businesses an estimated $100 billion in 2022, representing only about 20% of the $500 billion in global ad spend. Unfortunately, these types of scams are...

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How to Tell If Facebook, Instagram, or Tik Tok Bots Are Following You

From October 31, 2021, to December 31, 2021, Tik Tok removed nearly 441 million fake followers. Such a massive quantity indicates that social media numbers don't always tell the truth. 

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Playing Hide-and-Seek: IP Masking, Residential Proxies, and Internet Anonymity

Let’s face it, most of the time craving anonymity in cyberspace is an indication of nefarious intent. We’ve discussed the impact ofIP Masking and the use of aResidential Proxy Server, and both are tools typically used to hide activity on a grand...

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Rewriting Taylor’s Lyrics, “[Ticket Bots Are] Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”

When there are only 2.4 million winners—a.k.a., Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour ticket buyers—who actually got tickets after a grueling buying process, there's still nearly 10 million more fans not getting to see a show. The ticket buying process was a bit...

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How to Protect Yourself on Programmatic Mobile Ad Platforms

Programmatic mobile ad platforms are an incredibly pervasive tool for modern marketers. They allow companies to cost-effectively target specific groups of customers at scale. With programmatic ads, marketers can limit their audience to the most...

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With Bots Taking Over LinkedIn, Can You Trust the Most Trusted Social Network?

Bots and social media seem to go hand-in-hand, and no one made this more public than Elon Musk when he declared war on bots as part of his plans for Twitter, then cited the excess of spam accounts as his primary reason for trying to get out of the...

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Learn about TCPA Compliance, Consent, and Ad Fraud at Leadscon!

Next week, from Tuesday, October 25 to Wednesday, October 26, Anura is participating in Leadscon’s Consent Summit. As a sponsor to the event, we hope to help attendees not only make connections within the lead generation community, but to learn...

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