Leveraging Data in the Fight Against COVID-19 Disinformation

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Guy Mor

It’s often been said that the coronavirus is not only a pandemic, but also an infodemic as well. From claims that the virus was deliberately manufactured by the CIA to folklore cures like drinking bleach cures the virus, there’s no shortage of disinformation being spread about COVID-19.   As the Director-General of the World Health Organization,...

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The Top 5 Dark Web Search Engines

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Liran Sorani

From the beginning of the TOR network in 2002, users of the dark and deep web have looked to different solutions for navigating their way around the deep and dark web. Dark web market links quickly emerged via directory sites or wiki sites with lists of onion sites such as marketplaces, shops and forums. These...

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Early Detection of the Weibo Data Breach: A Case Study

Posted on April 21, 2020 by Liran Sorani

Last month at the end of March, Sina Weibo publicly announced that it had suffered a data breach. As one of the largest Chinese social media platforms with more than 600 million registered users, the breach was a huge hit to their brand and reputation. A hacker seems to have obtained a part of the...

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A Look at News Trends from the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on April 20, 2020 by Guy Mor

Soon after sharing our free datasets for analyzing the coronavirus (COVID-19) with the public we were excited to discover an organization that was leveraging our datasets to fuel their data analysis. MeaningCloud, a leader in text analytics, collected the news articles Webhose recently provided from major Spanish online media publications from both the open and...

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Common Crawl vs. Webhose

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Ran Geva

Web archives are an important resource for both academic and commercial research. Getting access to historical web data is crucial for political events analysis, fake news detection, financial trends correlation and training machine learning models, among other things.  If you would like to conduct large-scale data mining research and explore questions about the linking structure...

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