Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

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Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

Post by hhfarang » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:34 pm

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"Clickfarms are a dubious business people rarely get a peek inside of, but accept as part of our everyday internet existence. We know companies pay bots to shower likes, emoji, ratings, nonsensical comments, and plain traffic on content in order to artificially boost online popularity and rake in ad dollars. Now, a recent raid in Thailand is giving another look at the underbelly of the bot industry.

According to the Bangkok Post, Thai police and soldiers raided a rented home yesterday near the Cambodian border, discovering an alleged clickfarm ring run by three Chinese men. Wang Dong, Niu Bang, and Ni Wenjin are said to have had metal racks set up in the house with hundreds of 5S, 5C, and 4S iPhones wired to computer monitors. In total, 474 iPhones, 347,200 unused SIM cards belonging to Thai mobile phone operators, 10 computers / laptops, and other assorted electronics were reportedly seized. ..."

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Re: Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

Post by hhinner » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:48 pm

So is it the case that SIM registration doesn't actually work then?

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Re: Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

Post by Homer » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:28 am

That's not a click farm. It's a battery tester. No, wait. It's a heater. Uh... a nightlight?

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