Machine learning & AI

Taking down human traffickers through online ads

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University have adapted an algorithm first developed to spot anomalies in data, like typos in patient information at hospitals or errant figures in accounting, to identify ...

Security

Tag Barnakle threat actor compromises over 120 more adservers

Around one year ago, the security research company Confiant revealed a threat actor group called Tag Barnakle that targeted Revive Adserver instances on a mass scale. Now, however, Confiant has discovered that their publicization ...

Business

US lawmakers press online ad auctioneers over user data

A bipartisan group of US senators has sent letters to major digital ad exchanges, including Google and Twitter, asking whether user data was sold to foreign entities who could use it for blackmail or other malicious ends.

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