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Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition

Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition

Technology
Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times.The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of the 3m signatures gathered so far are not genuine.They all agreed that the petition's email validation process would be a deterrent.Each signatory has to supply a unique email address to which a verification link is sent before their signature can be accepted. UK-based signatories must also share a valid postcode.While email addresses are easy enough to set up, doing that in real time at high volume is less straightforward.Additionally, while it is possible to buy lists of...
You're probably blowing your budget on these non-essential costs

You're probably blowing your budget on these non-essential costs

Finance
Attention millennials: Those expenses you call basics could be blowing your budget. When it comes to lifestyle essentials, vacation and travel comes in first for millennials. That is followed by dining out and takeout, which came in second, and coffee, which ranked third, according to a new survey from TD Ameritrade. And those expenses are making a big dent in millennial budgets. On average, they spend $ 838 per month on unnecessary expenses. What's more, they are the generation most likely to say that that spending affects their credit card debt and retirement savings. ...
Retirement planning mistakes you probably don't realize you're making

Retirement planning mistakes you probably don't realize you're making

Finance
Planning young: a retirement roadmap Though retirement can be a fulfilling time in people's lives, it can also be a stressful one. This especially holds true if you fall victim to the following mistakes, so be sure to avoid them at all costs. 1. Relying too heavily on Social Security Millions of seniors collect Social Security in retirement, and those monthly payments play a pivotal role in helping beneficiaries keep up with their expenses. But if you're planning to live on Social Security alone once your career comes to a close, you're making a huge mistake. Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, Social Security isn't designed to replace your former paycheck. If you were an average earner, those benefits will translate into roughly 40% of your previous i...