Thursday, November 30, 2017
Net neutrality: A spambot made over a million anti-net neutrality comments to the FCC — Quartz
Net neutrality: A spambot made over a million anti-net neutrality comments to the FCC — Quartz: "It may seem like a struggle to get to 1.3 million unique comments in this way, but the math is pretty straightforward. The statement has around 20 chunks of text that get expressed with different synonyms. If each of those has three possible options, then there are 3 to the 20th power combinations, or about 3.5 billion. It would be “incredibly simple from a code perspective” to write a program to compose and submit all of these comments, Kao told me via email. He said he could probably do it “in an hour or so.”" 'via Blog this'