The Need for High-Quality Data in a Time of Global Crisis

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Shai Schwartz

Today’s outbreak of the coronavirus is often being compared to the Spanish flu of 1918, which was estimated to have a death total of between 17 million and 100 million people. Both are highly contagious viral diseases without clear medical treatment and prevention. Medical experts of the Spanish flu actually encouraged preventative measures strikingly similar...

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The Rise and Fall of Dark Web Marketplaces

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Liran Sorani

Last year was a particularly tumultuous year for dark web marketplaces, with the successful shutdown of major dark web marketplaces Valhall and Wall Street Market. Dream Market, perhaps sensing law enforcement on their tail, preemptively closed their marketplaces as well.  After shutting down, however, these marketplaces tended to quickly re-brand, springing up as new sites...

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Beating the Market with Alternative Web Data

Posted on February 24, 2020 by Arik Rath

A few years ago the concept of alternative web data hit the qualitative hedge fund market, causing a huge stir. Today the concept of alternative web data includes all types of investment management institutions on the buy-side, including mutual funds, pension funds, and private-equity firms.  As increasing numbers of financial institutions jump on the bandwagon...

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A Look Back at 2019: A Review of Webhose’s Cyber Predictions from Last Year

Posted on January 27, 2020 by Liran Sorani

As we start the year 2020, we approach the new year with cautious optimism. Cyber threats are now mainstream and present in almost every industry. With IoT devices and wearable technology present across the board from retail to automotive and healthcare industries, the risk of both virtual and physical damage is greater than ever before....

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Crawling the TOR network – Challenge Accepted!

Posted on January 13, 2020 by rangeva

The following short story portrays the surprising technological and logical challenges we faced while developing our dark web crawling technology. Back in 2017 when I initially had the idea of adding content from the TOR network to our data repository, I thought it should be quite straight forward. The idea was to leverage our current...

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