Leveraging Data in the Fight Against COVID-19 Disinformation

Leveraging Data in the Fight Against COVID-19 Disinformation

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 […]

Beating the Market with Alternative Web Data

Beating the Market with Alternative Web Data

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 has infiltrated all types of […]

How Blockchain is Abused for Account Management and Payment Verification

How Blockchain is Abused for Account Management and Payment Verification

For the sake of this article, let’s say you are a drug lord or an illegal weapon dealer and you want to sell your merchandise – how would you go about it? […]

Crawling the TOR network – Challenge Accepted!

Crawling the TOR network – Challenge Accepted!

The following short story portrays the surprising technological and logical challenges we faced while developing our dark web monitoring technology. Back in 2017 when I initially had the idea of adding content […]

New Feature: Filter Content by Exact Location

New Feature: Filter Content by Exact Location

Leverage Image-Embedded Metadata to Derive Richer Data Insights When smartphone users click the shutter button when taking a picture, they’re often capturing far more than just images. Embedded image metadata can reveal […]

A World of High-Quality Accessible News for All

A World of High-Quality Accessible News for All

Today if you rely on the internet for your news, you’re probably one of many who refuse to pay for it. And although that puts you in good company, it may also […]

Webz.io Image Recognition Helps Identify Illicit Content

Webz.io Image Recognition Helps Identify Illicit Content

How Webz.io Uses Image Analysis and Recognition to Identify Illicit Content on the Dark Web Collecting data from the Dark Web is immensely more complex than it is in the open web. […]

Auritus: Open-Source, Public Relations Monitoring Platform

Auritus: Open-Source, Public Relations Monitoring Platform

The reason I started Webz.io is because I experienced the difficulties in collecting web data at scale when I worked on a previous project named PRTrack.it. At PRTrack.it we wanted to create […]

How Does a Web Crawler Work?

How Does a Web Crawler Work?

Learn how a web crawler works, the challenges that arise when building one, and the advantages of building a web crawler using the python language.

Survey Results: What Matters to Web Data Collection Buyers

Survey Results: What Matters to Web Data Collection Buyers

While structured web data presents exciting possibilities in many fields of endeavor – including finance, cyber-security, artificial intelligence and more – the market for data extraction platforms is still fairly young. Only […]

3 Steps to Turn Webpages into Machine-Readable Data

3 Steps to Turn Webpages into Machine-Readable Data

The vast majority of us use the web every single day – for news, shopping, socializing and really any type of activity you can imagine. But when it comes to acquiring data […]

A Judge Just Ordered LinkedIn to Allow Scraping – Here's Why

A Judge Just Ordered LinkedIn to Allow Scraping – Here's Why

When is it okay to grab data from someone else’s website, without their explicit permission? A new ruling by a federal judge in California might have dramatic implications on this question, and […]