Computer Sciences

A model to determine the impact of DDoS attacks using Twitter data

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which are designed to prevent legitimate users from accessing specific network systems, have become increasingly common over the past decade or so. These attacks make services ...

Computer Sciences

An algorithm that figures out if a tweet was sent while drinking

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers with the University of Rochester has developed a machine-learning algorithm that is able to determine if a tweet was sent while someone was under the influence of alcohol. The team also ...

Internet

Twitter lets users 'hide' off-course replies to tweets

Twitter on Thursday began letting users "hide" tweeted replies that could be seen as abusive or harassing in the latest effort by the online platform to create a more welcoming environment.

Other

Elon Musk says he is disconnecting from Twitter

Tesla chief Elon Musk fired off a tweet on Friday indicating that he is disconnecting from Twitter, perhaps in favor of popular news and discussion platform Reddit.

Business

Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US

Donald Trump said Friday that tech giant Apple would be spending "vast sums" of money in the US in a tweet ahead of a dinner meeting with its CEO Tim Cook.

Internet

Study finds racial bias in tweets flagged as hate speech

Tweets believed to be written by African Americans are much more likely to be tagged as hate speech than tweets associated with whites, according to a Cornell study analyzing five collections of Twitter data marked for abusive ...

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