04
APR
2014

Competitor Used Scraper Bots in Order to Copy Linkedin Profiles

An American start-up called HiringSolved used an army of scraper bots in order to copy data from LinkedIn. HiringSolved sells subscriptions to recruiters for $799 and have recently been profiled in Business Insider. LinkedIn filed a lawsuit in January where they alleged that...
30
JAN
2013

Unibet wins screen scraping lawsuite over ATG

The Swedish court of appeal has overturned a previous judgement in where the Swedish igaming company Unibet were found guilty of screen scraping ATG. In the previous judgement Unibet was to pay 35 MSEK in damages to ATG for breaching their database rights. The court of appeals...
02
NOV
2011

Bodog online poker scraped

Bodog claims scraping is used in extortion racket. The US sportsbook Bodog is trying to prevent pokerscout  from screen scraping information about their players. Bodog claims this is to make life harder for professional poker sharks to pray on their recreational players. What is...
23
NOV
2009

Malware and screen scraping: Double trouble?

There are plenty of threats that companies need to be made aware of. Malware and screen scraping are certainly two of them. It seems that the two can even go hand in hand. Earlier this year, it was noted that once installed on a system, malware can carry out screen scraping...
15
JUL
2009

News scraping levy proposals criticised

Proposals to introduce a levy for scraping online news articles for publication elsewhere have come under fire from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. In an article for PR Week blog, president of the institute Kevin Taylor criticised the proposals by the Newspaper...
13
JUL
2009

Data scraping causing problems in social networking industry?

It seems as though data scraping is now becoming a problematic issue in the social networking world, as it recently emerged that Power.com is countersuing Facebook. It comes after Facebook sued Power.com towards the end of last year for scraping data from the social networking...
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...
09
JUL
2009

Some screen scraping sites ‘unreliable on their own’

Screen scraping websites used by people to compare insurance prices are not always reliable as they rely on commercial relationships, it has been suggested. With these screen scraping sites, not all insurance providers are always listed on every one because of these commercial...
30
JUN
2009

Australian programmers ‘creating data scraping software’

Australian programmers have created software that uses data scraping to set up free electronic programme guides, it has been revealed. According to The Age, thousands of Australians use these guides and most of the aforementioned software scrapes data from websites such as...