Twitter unleashes ‘AnomalyDetection’ tool

Twitter released a tool to detect anomalies called ‘AnomalyDetection’ tool. The tool is released as open source so that developers can make change according to their needs. Twitter is using this tool for quite sometime to detect anomalies like certain surge in users tweets due to some incident, major sporting events and special occasions. From security perspective this tool can help in identifying activities linked with bots and spam. ‘AnomalyDetection’ is a package for R and is available on GitHub. According to Trend Micro, 5.8% of tweets is malicious that contains links to malware, spam, phishing pages and other security threats. So one can hope that with the release of this tool will help a lot in figuring out malicious tweets. <more>

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