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Post by eddie on Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:59 pm

It stands for Bionic Observational Troll Spy.

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:14 pm

It's a program that allows a search engine to surf the Internet and catalog what's on it.

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by Angry Andy on Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:29 pm

Its a legal hacking tool that allows a 3rd party to spy on forum activity.
I know of one Newsfix poster ( no name) who has knowledge of this aort of thing.

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by Angry Andy on Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:03 pm

There are several hundred specific key words that the security services on both sides of the pond monitor. When a threshold number is breached an alert is triggered which starts a low level investigation which includes identifying the isp and site owner.
Occasionally  the investigation is escalated to a higher level, which can include a personal visit.
My understanding is that the security services in  middle east countries have this technology, including Turkey, who are on the front line of ISIL.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:59 am

Idea

AND, at the same time...

Those companies who operate those bots (the likes of Google and Bing, for example..) can also profit commercially from them --  chiefly by collecting and tabulating statistical data on what subjects and topics are most popular on certain sites and in certain locales --  and then selling on such statistical analyses to marketing and advertising companies..

And why you can see Google specifically targeting some ad's towards you personally, based on your viewing habits.      

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:32 pm

you can stop them by making a forum private, however you wont then have it appear in google or other search engines search results

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:59 pm

So the 2 bots that are almost always on
are named 'Google' and 'Bing'

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:28 pm

these seem to be common ones

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by Angry Andy on Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:45 pm

Apple are the Donald Trump of computers.
Dont trust them.

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by eddie on Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:58 pm

HA that's a few times I've noticed you mentioning the flap forum and making reference to other posters.

Stop it.

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by Angry Andy on Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:31 pm

eddie wrote:HA that's a few times I've noticed you mentioning the flap forum and making reference to other posters.

Stop it.
Where? And whom?
I merely stated the fact that the security services  are very active in the middle east, particularly monitorng social media sites, which is the way ISIL are now communicating,  particularly in the countries bordering Syria.
I think that is relevent and pertinent.

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by nicko on Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:51 pm

You were referring to dean Handy.
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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by Angry Andy on Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:29 pm

Dean has a vested interest.  If the security services have access to his isp and the contents of his forum, you can bet your last dollar that Islamic fundamental  terrorists would also have an interest -especially on their doorstep.
Any website , forum, twitter , Facebook account or other media sites which are heavily into anti Muslim extremism are vunerable -  as we saw sadly with Charlie Hebdo.
Much as I dislike Dean, I wouldnt want anything bad to happen to him.
Indeed, I showed concern for his welfare a couple of years ago following the massive Turkish earthquake.

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by eddie on Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:54 pm

That is true. You actually did.

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Post by Angry Andy on Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:10 pm

I certainly  didnt mention Dean first. I haven't  insulted him or demeaned him and the thread ought to be allowed to develop.
Who can tell who is watching what we post?. The tools are readily available to identify  posters isps and home addresses very quickly by anyone who has enough motive to do so.

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:14 pm

I don't care who watches what I post. I stand by everything I say.

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Post by Angry Andy on Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:37 pm

Same as me Eds. People might not like it , but I speak my mind. Always have and always will.
Whats the point in posting something you dont actually believe.

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:40 pm

Handy Andy wrote:Same as me Eds. People might not like it , but I speak my mind. Always have and always will.
Whats the point in posting something you dont actually believe.

None whatsoever.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:53 pm

Handy Andy wrote:Dean has a vested interest.  If the security services have access to his isp and the contents of his forum, you can bet your last dollar that Islamic fundamental  terrorists would also have an interest -especially on their doorstep.
Any website , forum, twitter , Facebook account or other media sites which are heavily into anti Muslim extremism are vunerable -  as we saw sadly with Charlie Hebdo.
Much as I dislike Dean, I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to him.
Indeed, I showed concern for his welfare a couple of years ago following the massive Turkish earthquake.
oh do f uck off you backpeddling twat.
I have been reading through your tweets and you have a weird fixation with me and the forum. the rules here are you dont discuss other forums, yet apparently you are allowed to get away with endless digs and snide remarks. that have nothing to do with anything I have said on this forum. Most happening when I wasn't even posting here. I hope that makes my position clear Georgie dreadnought

the simple fact is you cannot get over being banned and return on an almost daily basis to see what's going on.
It would just be nice to see rules applied evenly without obvious bias. you have deserved your bans and will no doubt fully deserve the bans you get in the future.


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Post by Jules on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:54 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Idea

AND, at the same time...

Those companies who operate those bots (the likes of Google and Bing, for example..) can also profit commercially from them --  chiefly by collecting and tabulating statistical data on what subjects and topics are most popular on certain sites and in certain locales --  and then selling on such statistical analyses to marketing and advertising companies..

And why you can see Google specifically targeting some ad's towards you personally, based on your viewing habits.      

Yeah, aka trending. They log how many times topics are googled, researched, discussed.
Search engines always inform me of what's trending, and what is at the height of fashion.
Dunno why they think I'd want to know. tongue

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Post by nicko on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:09 am

Handy logs on to Flap a dozen times a day avidly seeking some little tit bit that he can rush on to here and post it. Some times twisting words to make FLAP LOOK BAD. Pathetic.
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Post by Angry Andy on Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:16 am

Flop is a tawry little racist homophobic site.
I am not a member, and almost all the rational posters have gone apparently.
I pop over there about once a week to see whether k*k* as imploded yet.

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Re: What are BOTS? Who, where and why?

Post by Angry Andy on Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:36 am

Wrong, Major. Dean banned me after I outed hs hacking .

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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:40 am

Thread locked

you all know why

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