The Dark Web Project Find out more about the Dark Web project: Read the book: Dark Web: Exploring and Data Mining the Dark Side of the Web, by Hsinchun Chen. Springer: 2012. Read about how Dark Web data has been used, in H. Chen and C. Yang, eds. Terrorism Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining for Homeland… Read More Dark Web and GeoPolitical Web Research
News Monitors – Abstract The Darknet has become a hub for hacking communities, offering cyber criminals the ability to freely discuss and sell unknown and emerging exploits. This paper focuses its attention on studying the effectiveness of machine learning for providing cyber threat intelligence from Darknet hacking forums. Developing a functioning system for extracting information from… Read More Cyber Threat Intelligence: Applying Machine Learning, Data Mining and Text Feature Extraction to the Darknet
In collaboration with Rosette, we are now delivering a new language for name matching, translation, and deduplication: Thai. We’ve also added a new deep neural network model for sentiment analysis, entity extraction offsets, salience scores for topic extraction, and more. Name Matching The /name-similarity, /name-translation, and /name-deduplication endpoints all now support Thai names written in… Read More News Monitors in collaboration with Rosette now includes More Languages, Higher Accuracy, and Deep Neural Nets
March 26-28, five identity experts will discuss the state of identity technology in a panel moderated by Basis Technology at the Know Identity Conference in Washington, D.C.. This blog post is the third in a series to preview that conversation. Missed our previous posts? Learn more about the panelists and the current state of identity technology, then come back to… Read More Know Identity Conference panelists explore the future of identity verification and digital trustworthiness
Scientists from RMIT University and Wuhan Institute of Technology demonstrated a next-generation optical disk with up to 10TB capacity and a six-century lifespan using gold nanoparticles. The technology could radically improve the energy efficiency of data centers according to the researchers, using 1000 times less power than a hard disk center by requiring far less cooling and… Read More News Monitors Blog: Bits: Data storage; polymer supercapacitors; zero field switching.
For almost 20 years, humans have maintained a continuous presence beyond Earth. The International Space Station has provided a habitat where humans can live and work for extended periods of time. Yet, despite having established a permanent base for life in space, terra firma is always in reach—within 254 miles, to be exact. If a… Read More News Monitors blog: The Future of Space Exploration Technology
We’ve got information coming out our ears — and our phones and social accounts — and ASU researchers are working to protect it In today’s fast-moving, high-tech world, we leave digital footprints nearly everywhere we go, our sensitive personal information is under attack from those who want to track our habits or steal our identities,… Read More Defending Data
The data firm used by the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, is taking its turn in the eyes of many as the villain responsible for the apocalyptic outcome of the presidential election of 2016. Others, of course, have included Russia and the Electoral College system, but progressives are especially distressed about this one. That a crude… Read More Data Mining, Not the First Time To be Used
With social media users growing steadily, the worldwide quantity of digital data doubles every year. Skillful mining of Big Data is now an essential dimension of counterterrorism, cybersecurity, drug policy enforcement, border security, and intelligence gathering. Actionable analysis requires crossing traditional boundaries of geography, language, and culture. Law enforcement seeks predictive capabilities to protect civilians from… Read More OSINT What Do You Need to Know About Open Source Intelligence?
Introduction In recent weeks, the ongoing struggle between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda for leadership of the global jihad movement found a new theatre – the Sinai peninsula – as Al-Qaeda made efforts to reenter the Egyptian arena and challenge the hegemony of ISIS in Sinai, or at least to put on a… Read More Sinai – A New Arena For The Ongoing ISIS-Al-Qaeda Rivalry