@nergal surprises are a bad thing, but what's going on here is much worse than surprises. It's also wrong to say that bots are a "problem". Just like humans, bots can be either harmful or beneficial.


@nergal People need to stop the bot hate. Comp Sci people at created a robot that harvests websites for policies, and do an automated comparison to find banks that are relatively more privacy respecting: vice.com/en/article/9a3nbp/car

@nergal That robot found 24 US banks that were illegally sharing consumer data.

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