Open source algorithm helps spot social media shams
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University say they have developed an open source algorithm that can help spot social media frauds trying to sway valuable community influence.
“Given the rise in popularity of social networks and other web services in recent years, fraudsters have strong incentives to manipulate these services. On several shady websites, anyone can buy fake Facebook page-likes or Twitter followers by the thousands. Yelp, Amazon and TripAdvisor fake reviews are also available for sale, misleading consumers about restaurants, hotels, and other services and products. Detecting and neutralizing these actions is important for companies and consumers alike,” the researchers wrote in a paper outlining their algorithm known as FRAUDAR.
According to Carnegie Mellon researchers the new algorithm makes it possible to see through camouflage fraudsters use to make themselves look legitimate.
According to Christos Faloutsos, professor of machine learning and computer at Carnegie Mellon the state-of-the-art for detecting fraudsters, with tools such as NetProbe, is to find a pattern known as a “bipartite core.” These are groups of users who have many transactions with members of a second group, but no transactions with each other. This suggests a group of fraudsters, whose only purpose is to inflate the reputations of others by following them, by having fake interactions with them, or by posting flattering or unflattering reviews of products and businesses, he said in a statement.
Destroy to create: How one CEO innovates in object storage, open source
While VMworld 2016 is now in the rearview mirror, some major partnership announcements emerged from within the conference halls. One such announcement partnered cloud and object storage company Scality, Inc. with hosting and Internet infrastructure provider OVH. This new go-to-market team-up will provide enterprises large and small a solution to handle large-scale storage needs.
This partnership is just latest in a string of pioneering ventures at Scality since it opened its doors in 2008. To explore the company’s impressive growth and market strategies, SiliconANGLE recently spoke to Jérôme Lecat, CEO of Scality.
Open Source Software & Security Are Key To 5G
Open source software and security will be fundamental elements of 5G, according to top executives at the 2016 CTIA Super Mobility conference here.
During yesterday’s opening keynote session, CTIA chairman and AT&T mobility president and CEO Glenn Lurie highlighted the role of open source software in the 5G roadmap. “We have to embrace open source, software-centric solutions. We know this drives flexibility and scalability with the growth of the network. It makes everything faster, better, and cheaper,” Lurie said.
- Yahoo's New Pulsar: A Kafka Competitor?
- Yahoo opens Pulsar 'pub-sub' messaging system
- Project Malmo available as Open Source: Use Minecraft for AI research [Ed: Microsoft is, as usual, openwashing the proprietary Minecraft]
Open licenses don't work for uncopyrightable subjects: 3D printing edition
Michael Weinberg (who has written seminal stories on 3D printing and copyright) writes, "We are seeing widespread adoption of copyright-based open licenses in 3D printing and open source hardware. This is great in that it shows that the culture of openness has really permeated the culture. It is not so great because a significant number of the things nominally licensed in these communities aren't actually protected by copyright."
"This could create problems by 1) undermining long term confidence in open licenses when people find out that they are not enforceable when a copyright isn't involved and/or 2) creating a constituency of people who want to expand the scope of copyright protection in order to make their open licenses enforceable."
Report: Students Can Save Thousands By Using 'Digital, Open-source Textbooks'
A report related to a state pilot program has declared that college and university students from Vernon and across the state can save thousands with the use of "digital, open-source textbooks."
The results of the pilot program were published last month.
See the report here.
The pilot program was created through Special Act No. 15-18, "An Act Concerning the Use of Digital Open Source Textbooks in Higher Education."
IBM lifts lid, unleashes Linux-based x86 killer on unsuspecting world
IBM is mounting its strongest challenge yet to x86 hegemony with the unveiling of its spanking new Linux based S822LC system. What makes this system different is that it’s based on a new processor/motherboard configuration, complete with a sporty NVIDIA NVLink connector.
IBM launches new Linux, Power8, OpenPower systems
IBM on Thursday rolled out its latest Power8 processor, which is designed to move data faster, and new servers with OpenPower features.
For IBM, the OpenPower Foundation community is critical for its Power8 processor. A bevy of companies are in OpenPower, a group that aims to be a counterweight to x86-based servers.
IBM Brings More Power to Power8 Linux Server Lineup
IBM is adding new capabilities to its Power8 silicon and introducing new Linux-based servers in a bid to grow its share of the Big Data analytics market.
IBM first launched its Power8 family of servers in April 2014 and has been steadily growing the portfolio ever since.
- IBM unveils new Linux based servers for heavy computing tasks including AI, deep learning, and data analytics
- IBM launches new Linux based Power8, OpenPower systems
- IBM 'Minsky' HPC Boasts Two Power8 CPUs, Four Nvidia Tesla P100 GPUs
- IBM's new Power8 server packs in Nvidia's speedy NVLink interconnect
- IBM's new AI-friendly server adopts Nvidia's NVLink for faster memory
- New IBM Linux servers could boost AI and big data efforts
- New IBM servers could expand AI, deep learning and advanced analytics applications
- IBM unveils Power8 Linux servers for deep learning
- IBM Power8-powered Linux Servers Use Blazing Fast NVIDIA NVLink For AI, Deep Learning
- IBM Debuts Power8 Chip with NVLink and 3 New Systems
- With An Eye On Accelerated Computing, IBM Expands Power-Based Server, Processor Line
- IBM and Nvidia team up to launch a new server purpose-built for machine learning
- Refreshed IBM Power Linux Systems Add NVLink
- IBM unveils new chip and servers for data-intensive workloads
- New IBM Linux servers custom-made for AI, deep learning and data centre efficiency
- IBM Power8 Server Includes Nvidia's Fast NVLink Interconnect
- IBM rolls out Power8 processer
- Keynote: The Operations Dividend - Joe Beda
DevOps Done Right: The Operations Dividend
Containers and cloud native are great technologies, but what is the larger business context? Why should the pointy-haired bosses care? Joe Beda of Accel Partners described the tremendous business value of DevOps done right in his keynote presentation at LinuxCon North America in August.
New Mobile App Lets You Manage Kubernetes Clusters on the Go
For more than a year now, we've covered the Google's move to release Kubernetes under an open source license, and the steady pace at which the technology nearly has become as high profile as Docker and other tools in the container space. Contributors to the Kubernetes project include IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, CoreOS, Mesosphere, and others.
Now, Skippbox has announced that it will debut Cabin, the first mobile app for the Kubernetes container orchestration system. As Kubernetes becomes a popular standard, this mobile management app has a lot of promise.
I am a software engineer at Samsung Poland R&D Center and I have started my adventure with application development in Tizen and for Tizen based devices about 2 years ago. In that time I had the opportunity to create applications and games both for Tizen smart phones, like Z1 and Z3. The meeting with the Tizen Platform was also my first step to programming wearables. That made my Tizen experience even more interesting. I had the opportunity to create applications for Samsung Gear S, Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 devices.
While the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer can be carried in a pocket, when the board is used outside the home it's often necessary to hook it up to a screen and keyboard.
Given that lugging a flatscreen display around with you isn't an option, one enterprising teenager has created a tool for easily setting up the Pi from a laptop.
The PiBakery software simplifies the process of setting up a Rasperry Pi, for instance to use nearby Wi-Fi networks or to allow a laptop remote access to its desktop.
Following the seven-way Linux distribution benchmark comparison published earlier this week, on the same system I set out to test a variety of BSD distributions on the same system and ultimately benchmark their out-of-the-box performance too. Those performance benchmark results will be published later this week while today were a few remarks I wanted to share when trying out TrueOS, DragonFlyBSD, GhostBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, MidnightBSD, and PacBSD (Arch BSD) on this modern Intel Xeon system.
All of my testing was done on an Intel Xeon E5-2509 v4 Broadwell-EP system with MSI X99A WORKSTATION motherboard, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and an OCZ TRION 150 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD. With the seven Linux distributions tested in recent days they all worked fine on the system: Ubuntu, Clear Linux, Scientific Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Fedora, Antergos, and Sabayon Linux.
Below are my various brief remarks when testing the different BSDs on this Intel Xeon system. These are my thoughts with admittedly being a Linux enthusiast while just touching BSD, Solaris, and others only on a semi-frequent basis. I am by no means a diehard "Linux fan boy" and have no fundamental objections to BSD, I simply prefer the operating system that best fits my needs and for benchmarking where I can get my tests done in a reliable, reproducible, and timely manner. I at least prefer my operating systems have a clean and quick install process with sane defaults; working generally ~100 hour weeks, I don't have time in 2016 if an OS cannot easily install and boot properly on a modern PC. I enjoy testing out the various BSDs and have no strong bias to any of them. This is the largest BSD testing comparison I've done in the past 12 years on Phoronix at the same time and on the same hardware.
We have an icinga2 instance and in the process of setting up roles and permissions. I am having issues getting regex to work for the permissions aspect of "monitoring/filter/objects". All our systems use a standard naming convention so i want to be able to create regex filters per role.
I have tried both the above but the filter is a literal character replacement and can't seem to work out how to apply regex to the permission filter.
Something like this works, but not want i really want to do
Can anyone shed any light on how this works and whether you can actually do regex in the filters or whether it is just a plain text scenario.
Thanking everyone in advance.submitted by /u/gmacfly
Seems like the top story today was the merger of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SUSE parent company Micro Focus. Links to the press release arrived yesterday emphasizing that SUSE is now HPE's preferred Linux partner. In other news, the Everyday Linux User pondered the "strange" developments over at the Zorin OS camp and OMG!Ubuntu! discussed Ubuntu's new default wallpaper. Michael Larabel took TrueOS Beta for a spin and Doc Searls said today, "Linux has been used at least as much to build corporate (and government) cathedrals as to liberate the geeks who write it."
NVIDIA 370.28 Linux Driver Has Pascal Overclocking, PRIME Sync, PixelShiftMode
NVIDIA's Unix team today released the 370.28 driver as their newest Linux/BSD/Solaris driver in their short-lived branch.
The NVIDIA 370.28 driver most notably adds over/under-clocking support for GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" graphics cards. This Pascal clock adjustments via CoolBits was previously added to the NVIDIA 370 beta Linux driver from last month.
Nvidia 370.28 Linux Video Driver Available for Download with Vulkan Improvements
Today, September 8, 2016, Nvidia released a new short-lived graphics driver for Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems, including FreeBSD and Solaris, the Nvidia 370.28.
Looking at the release notes, we can notice that Nvidia 370.28 is here to add many fixes for bugs that have been reported by users since the last stable release, and it also looks like it contains that changes implemented during the Beta stages of development of the Nvidia 370.x graphics driver series.
Yes, that's right, Nvidia 370.x was in Beta until today, and now Nvidia promoted it to the stable channel, but it's a short-lived branch, which means that it won't be supported for long until a new version will see the light of day, so our recommendation is to always stay on the long-live branch of the Nvidia video driver.
- The Interesting Wayland/Vulkan/Graphics Talks Happening This Month At XDC2016
XWayland Pointer Confinement & Warping
Playing legacy/X11 games on Wayland via XWayland may soon be in better shape with the latest slew of X Server patches.
Jonas Ådahl today published a set of 12 patches for implementing pointer confinement and warping within XWayland.
- Intel Has Been Working On A Fast 2D GPU Renderer Focused On Web Content