Birds, bots and machines - Fraud in Twitter and how to detect it using Machine Learning Techniques presented at SourceBoston 2013

by Vicente Diaz,

Summary : Summarizing the main points of this presentation:
- Analysis of real malicious campaigns on Twitter and methodology used
- How these campaigns are related to Ads companies that take your digital
fingerprint to cross-check your browsing with real world information.
- How much money are these trackers making (and how profiling relates to governments).
- A method using Machine Learning with real world data for detecting malicious (and hacked!) profiles with over a 90% success.
- Reflections on how we can help in avoiding social networks to become next fraud ́s haven.