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Recorded Future: Real-Time Threat Intelligence

Recorded Future: Real-Time Threat Intelligence
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Raphaël—JavaScript Library Is Pre-Cognition Possible & Can It Beat Twitter on Breaking News? Recorded Future is a startup technology company that described itself as a "temporal analytics engine." It tries to uncover and analyze very faint signals, basically in order to predict the future. It's backed by Google Ventures and the data-loving VC firm IA Ventures. Today, Recorded Future articulated its vision of the future of news. By news they don't just mean what's broadcast on TV at 5 and 11, they mean current events of interest to people seeking actionable information. The gist of the company's argument is this: real-time web publishing, best exemplified by the news-breaking social network Twitter, is ultimately a race to the bottom. Above, Recorded Future's map of what it calls "the extended news cycle." Is it really possible to predict the future based on a giant index of digital information? I'm apt to believe that there is a good chance that with enough data, analyzed smartly enough, many events are predictable with enough accuracy that it would be useful.

What Jobs Are There in Data Visualization? I got an email from Harald asking, "How does the job market for DV developers work?" I find this question, or some variation of it, in my inbox every now and then, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I am after all a graduate student who will graduate eventually, so let's take a look at some of the options. In the News Infographics in the news have been commonplace for a while now. Examples: The New York Times / MSNBC / Washington Post Design Studios There are a lot of data visualization specialists who masquerade as graphic designers. Examples: Stamen Design / Bestiario Analytics Groups Analytics is on the opposite site of the spectrum. Example: Juice Analytics / Axis Maps Research Labs While the analytics groups tend to be more about application of existing visualization techniques, there are research labs that primarily think of ways to improve the existing or new representations of data. Examples: AT&T Labs / IBM Visual Communications Lab Academics This one is sort of obvious I guess.

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» Google and CIA Plough Millions Into Huge ‘Recorded Future’ Monitoring Project Alex Jones Steve Thursday, Jul 29th, 2010 Google’s cosy relationship with the U.S. spy network has once again been thrust into the spotlight as the company is reported to have jointly invested with the CIA in an Internet monitoring project that scours Twitter accounts, blogs and websites for all sorts of information, and can also “predict the future”. Google Ventures, the investment arm of Google, has injected a sum of up to $10 million, as has In-Q-Tel – which handles investments for the CIA and the wider intelligence network – into a company called Recorded Future. The company describes its analytics as “the ultimate tool for open-source intelligence”. Wired’s defence analyst, Noah Schachtman, has a detailed report on the joint venture: “…it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. Further reading: Google Spies, Censors Users Print this page.

UsefulResources - CS448B Data Visualization If you have an interesting visualization tool, resource, blog or announcement that you would like to share with the class please post them here for everyone to see. Interesting Visualizations Video Blogs Quizzes Tools Visualization Toolkits D3 - Visualization toolkit in JavaScript Protovis - JavaScript visualization language PolyMaps – create map displays with JavaScript & SVG Flare - Visualization toolkit for Adobe Flash Modest Maps - Mapping library for Flash Processing - A popular language and IDE for interactive graphics Prefuse - Visualization toolkit for Java Improvise - Java system supporting coordinated views InfoVis Toolkit - A Java InfoVis library Piccolo - A Java library for zoomable UIs VTK - A scientific visualization library (C++ with wrappers for other languages) Statistical Data Analysis Tools Network Analysis Tools Web-Based Tools Color Tools Data Sets

Tabula: Extract Tables from PDFs Recorded Future Knows Tomorrow - Already I began reviewing Recorded Future as a PR tool – a mere resource to get news material for Everything PR. It soon became clear that Recorded Future was much, much more. Terms like analytics, beyond search, and business intelligence are not new, of course, but no one, literally no one, has ever given them more meaning than Recorded Future with their temporal analytics engine. So much meaning, that the company has already caught the attention of two other entities that love “intelligence” beyond search: Google and the CIA. Before diving into paranoid scenarios, where Google and the US intelligence control the web, understand that Recorded Future deals exclusively with public information, the kind of information you publish on the Internet voluntarily. What Recorded Future does is monitoring this information, analyzing data and projecting the when and where. Pushing the Innovation Envelope It’s not easy to explain what Recorded Future does in secular terms. Search… Reinvented Like this:

CourseWiki - CS448B Data Visualization The world is awash with increasing amounts of data, and we must keep afloat with our relatively constant perceptual and cognitive abilities. Visualization provides one means of combating information overload, as a well-designed visual encoding can supplant cognitive calculations with simpler perceptual inferences and improve comprehension, memory, and decision making. Furthermore, visual representations may help engage more diverse audiences in the process of analytic thinking. In this course we will study techniques and algorithms for creating effective visualizations based on principles from graphic design, visual art, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science. The course is targeted both towards students interested in using visualization in their own work, as well as students interested in building better visualization tools and systems. There are no prerequisites for the class and the class is open to graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates. Schedule Course Information

Jacques Bertin’s Reorderable Matrices | List of Physical Visualizations A device made by French cartographer Jacques Bertin for exploring tabular data, developed in the mid 1960s. More photos on the aviz website, in the flickr photo set by Jean-Baptiste Labrune, and on Page 78 of Nathalie Henry's PhD dissertation. Also see Jean-Daniel Fekete's interview on Jacques Bertin by Enrico Bertini, our interview by Data Stories where we demo a simplified version of Bertin's matrix made by Innar Liiv, and the Web page of Bertifier. Sources: Jacques Bertin (1969) Graphique et mathématique : généralisation du traitement graphique de l'information.

ogle, CIA Invest in 'Future' of Web Monitoring The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future. The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine "goes beyond search" by "looking at the 'invisible links' between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events." The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down. Recorded Future then plots that chatter, showing online "momentum" for any given event. "The cool thing is, you can actually predict the curve, in many cases," says company CEO Christopher Ahlberg, a former Swedish Army Ranger with a PhD in computer science.

5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software The process of extracting patterns from data is called data mining. It is recognized as an essential tool by modern business since it is able to convert data into business intelligence thus giving an informational edge. At present, it is widely used in profiling practices, like surveillance, marketing, scientific discovery, and fraud detection. There are four kinds of tasks that are normally involve in Data mining: * Classification - the task of generalizing familiar structure to employ to new data* Clustering - the task of finding groups and structures in the data that are in some way or another the same, without using noted structures in the data.* Association rule learning - Looks for relationships between variables.* Regression - Aims to find a function that models the data with the slightest error. For those of you who are looking for some data mining tools, here are five of the best open-source data mining software that you could get for free: Orange RapidMiner Weka JHepWork

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