Poor Panos Ipeirotis, an information operations professor at New York University. He rang up a nearly $1,200 Amazon bill in a few hours before Amazon alerted him and made it all stop.
Panos Ipeirotis was experimenting with crowdsourcing. He wanted to see how well lots of people could identify images. So he posted 25,000 images to Amazon's S3 storage cloud, known for being dirt cheap, and hired Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
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