07
APR
2014

Google Launches Google Scraper Report Form

If you are an online publisher, it is probably annoying to see that someone is stealing your content and publishing it somewhere else online. Even worse is to see that this competing site is outranking you on Google for searches related to your own content.  If your business...
02
FEB
2010

Protecting personal data from screen scraping

Social network data harvesting is something that could be a concern for those scared of screen scraping, but there are simple steps that people can take themselves to stop their information being appropriated. Internet safety and security expert Linda Criddle recently noted how...
12
DEC
2009

The importance of business data today

Corporate data is of great importance in many ways. As we come to the end of 2009, a year which has seen a number of damaging data breach incidents, information is a valuable commodity. For this reason, it could be a wise move for companies to protect themselves against the...
11
DEC
2009

Screen scraping theft and how to stop it

Many people may have innocently copied and pasted content from a website in direct breach with the terms and conditions of companies’ websites. Others undertake scraping activity for different reasons. There are a number of ways screen scraping is carried out and a variety...
31
JUL
2009

Data scraping ‘can be simple or very hard’

For those people that carry out screen scraping, it can either be a simple or particularly difficult task, it has been suggested. This depends on how complex the source is, according to Martin Streicher, writing for Linux Magazine. The tools for carrying out scraping activity are...
24
JUL
2009

Firms note data scraping negatives

The act of data scraping can be pernicious and anyone who publishes original content on the internet is affected by scraping to some extent, it has been claimed. Experts at Sentor suggest that out-of-control scraping attacks on a company’s website can seriously damage its...
09
JUL
2009

Social security numbers can be predicted using ‘readily available data’

Social security numbers can be predicted by taking readily available data from governmental sources, commercial data bases or social networks, it has been suggested. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have revealed that this data, which could be taken with the use of screen...
08
JUL
2009

Anyone ‘can be affected by publishing data online’

Anyone who publishes data online may have to deal with security issues in the future, it has been claimed, which could interest firms looking to prevent an IT intrusion. Chief executive officer of NCC Group Rob Cotton told Computer Weekly that he thinks social networking...
24
JUL
2008

Short scraping news from 2007 and 2008

2020-07-15 - How CAPTCHA got trashed Computerworld has an article about how CAPTCHA got trashed. It mentions products used to beat Craigslist anti-spam mechanism and how Cragslist try to fight back against spammers using phone verification. 2020-07-06 - Scraping case...