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In IoT Central: “Keeping Voice-Activated Smart Home Device From Talking to the Wrong People”

In IoT Central: “Keeping Voice-Activated Smart Home Device From Talking to the Wrong People”

Keeping Voice-Activated Smart Home Device From Talking to the Wrong People by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo The introduction of voice-activated smart home solutions – like Amazon Echo and Dot, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod – have brought with them the dream of convenient Star Trek-like interfaces where a user’s spoken wish is their command. But at the same time, these devices have served as a Trojan Horse, increasingly inviting in security issues and unintended […]

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Full Path URL Categorization and Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)

Full Path URL Categorization and Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)

By Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo Earlier this  month, I came across a use case that capitalizes on the value of full path content categorization. Before discussing this use case in detail, let’s go over the definition of a content distribution network (CDN) and also highlight a few key strengths of full path URL categorization.   A content distribution network (CDN) is designed to optimize web usage by distributing the content from […]

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Top 8 Reasons DMOZ, The Directory of the Web, is Dead (EOL)

Top 8 Reasons DMOZ, The Directory of the Web, is Dead (EOL)

It was announced on February 28, 2017 that DMOZ officially closes down on March 14, 2017 –  dmoz.org will no longer be available. The public forum, sponsored by members of the registered DMOZ editor community will remain open. Rich Skrenta and Bob Truel (together as Gnuhoo) founded DMOZ in 1998 while they working for Sun Microsystems. DMOZ was acquired by Netscape Communications Corporation in October 1998 and was renamed the Open Directory Project. Netscape was […]

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Fake News: Understanding the Problem and the Challenge with its Classification

  With the recent, polarizing U.S. Presidential election, the topic of fake news has come up often. The national conversation about it is usually centered around two topics:  how much it has influenced and continues to influence the political opinions of Americans who frequent social media, and how something needs to be done to better identify and filter it out. At zvelo, since web categorization is our bread and butter, this is a very important […]

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Building a Data as a Service Platform for AI – Q&A with a zvelo Engineer

Building a Data as a Service Platform for AI – Q&A with a zvelo Engineer

Building a Data as a Service Platform for AI – Q&A with a zvelo Engineer With the recent release of zveloDP™, zvelo’s Data as a Service platform, we thought it was an excellent opportunity to ask some questions about the platform and get some insight into the technology behind the curtain. Q:  First things first, what is zveloDP? At its core, the zveloDP is an API to a trained AI that “sees” the internet. This […]

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zvelo Introduces Content Dataset for Enhanced Categorization

zveloDP™ Content Dataset Supports Page-level Granularity with nearly 500 Categories in Dozens of Languages Today zvelo announced the delivery of the enhanced Content dataset on the zveloDP.  The enhancements of the Content dataset extends zvelo’s market leadership position established over the past decade of the most accurate and broadest coverage content categorization offering available. The Content dataset is just one of several a la carte datasets available for subscription from the zveloDP platform and provides […]

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Google Open-sources its Artificial Intelligence Software, SyntaxNet

Google Open-sources its Artificial Intelligence Software, SyntaxNet

Google Open-sources its Artificial Intelligence Software, SyntaxNet Google open-sourced its artificial intelligence software, SyntaxNet, aiming to get more human brains attacking the challenge of natural language understanding by computers. Ultimately the company hopes to accelerate the progress of natural language research and development by provided free access to their software. At it’s core, SyntaxNet is basically a parser, which means, utilized properly, it can help you discover how words can relate to each other based in linguistic elements. In almost […]

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Ad Fraud Q&A: Partner SpotX Talks Ad Fraud with zvelo

Ad Fraud Q&A: Partner SpotX Talks Ad Fraud with zvelo

Partner SpotX holds Q&A with zvelo Business Development Vice President, Cordell BaanHofman, on all things ad fraud related. SpotX recently sat down with Cordell BaanHofman, our VP Business Development here at zvelo to discuss the current state of fraud in the industry, including brand safety challenges and ways combat them. They were curious about how zvelo combines artificial intelligence with human-supervised machine learning methodologies to deliver the most extensive content categorization, malicious site detection, botnet […]

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How Hackers Got Away with over $80 Million from Bangledesh Bank

Demonstrating the need for increased security against malware and malicious website, reports have emerged of a group of unknown hackers that broke into Bangladesh’s central bank. Once in, they obtained the credentials needed for payment transfers from Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then transferred large sums to fraudulent accounts based in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Ultimately four requests to transfer a total of about $81 million to the Philippines had already gone […]

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And Now There’s MaaS: “Malware as a Service!”

And Now There’s MaaS: “Malware as a Service!”

 And Now There’s MaaS: “Malware as a Service!” The cyber arms race just got crazier. You’ve heard of SaaS…DaaS… now there’s MaaS – “Malware as a Service.” This means cybercrooks are figuring out tricks to make the life of anti-virus heros much harder. The UK’s National Crime Agency recently announced the arrest of two people in England, a man and a woman, both 22 years old, on charges related to running a malware testing service. […]

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Accounting Clerk

Accounting Clerk Department: General Administration & Accounting Location: Denver, Colorado (Denver Tech Center) Report to: Director of Finance & Accounting     Companyzvelo is the leading provider in content categorization and malicious website detection services for the OEM market. Our customers include many of the leading vendors in the brand safety, analytics, mobile, network security, and service provider markets. We dominate these markets by combining best-in-class technology and human analysis to deliver services that enable […]

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Linux Systems Administrator – Data Operations Engineer

Linux Systems Administrator – Data Operations Engineer Department: Data Operations Location: Denver, Colorado (Denver Tech Center – DTC) Report to: Vice President of Data Operations     ABOUT zvelo:zvelo is the market leader in content categorization and malicious website detection services. Our customers include many of the leading vendors in the brand safety, analytics, mobile, network security, and service provider markets. We dominate these markets by combining best-in-class technology and human analysis to deliver services […]

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How Excessive Admin Features of MSCCM Can Lead to Larger Security Headaches

At DEF CON 2012 in Las Vegas I sat through a presentation titled “Owning One to Rule them All,” hosted by penetration testers Dave Kennedy and Dave DeSimone. They discussed a recent penetration test that utilized Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (MSCCM) to gain access to essentially an entire network of computers. MSCCM is intended to streamline the management of multiple devices – desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets – within IT infrastructures. While a tool like MSCCM may seem convenient, granting too many administrative features can lead to more serious network security headaches, including breaches.

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Web Analyst Language Development

Web Analyst Language Development (Makati City) Responsibilities: Providing multiple language development support for the automated categorization of websites. Building language repositories, by carrying out tasks such as extracting keywords via website analysis. Working with zvelo developed Graphical User Interfaces designed for enhancing Artificial Intelligence effectiveness. Reviewing and verifying websites for various languages to determine content. Researching and fetching  websites to use as examples for automated process learning. Categorizing websites based upon content analysis using a variety […]

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zveloDB® URL Database-2nd attempt

zveloDB® – URL Database provides unmatched  coverage and accuracy of the ActiveWeb*, including 100% coverage of the Alexa Global 1 Million most popular websites.  With over 450 million URLs within the database and covering 6 billion web pages and in nearly 200 languages, the zveloDB® – URL Database provides the foundation for web and content filtering applications, endpoint security offerings, reputation services, ad inventory vetting, ad placement, brand security and analytics, and more. The attributes […]

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Twitter Search Results for “Larry Merchant” Littered with Spam

Screenshot of Twitter search results littered with tweets linking to spam websites

On September 17th of 2011, boxing fans worldwide tuned into what was expected to be one of the more exciting matches of the year. The highly revered and undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. returned to the ring after a 16-month break to face Victor Ortiz, who entered the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as the World Boxing Council welterweight champion. The bout ended with a fourth round knockout of Ortiz by the highly favored Mayweather, albeit via what some called in cheap shot fashion. During the post-fight interview conducted by renowned analyst, Larry Merchant, Mayweather justified his fourth round actions and retaliated against Larry’s questions about the controversial ending. At the end of his rant, Mayweather insulted Larry and demanded he be fired by HBO. Larry stamped the verbal exchange by stating that if he were fifty years younger he’d “kick” Mayweather’s “@*$.” As unlikely as that would ever be, the heated verbal exchange stunned the viewing masses, and online spammers quickly took note.

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ORIGINALzveloDB™ URL Database -old

zveloDB® – URL Database provides unmatched  coverage and accuracy of the ActiveWeb*, including 100% coverage of the Alexa Global 1 Million most popular websites.  With over 450 million URLs within the database and covering 6 billion web pages and in nearly 200 languages, the zveloDB® – URL Database provides the foundation for web and content filtering applications, endpoint security offerings, reputation services, ad inventory vetting, ad placement, brand security and analytics, and more. The attributes […]

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Technical Account Manager – Service Delivery

Technical Account Manager – Service Delivery Department: Service Delivery Location: Greenwood Village (DTC), Colorado Report to: Senior Vice President of Service Delivery       SUMMARY We are looking to hire a talented Technical Account Manager – Service Delivery that will be responsible for the continuous improvement of productivity, service quality and ensuring superior levels of performance and customer service is achieved. We are seeking a motivated, hardworking, reliable individual who brings a positive attitude […]

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Mar 09 2011 – Kerio Web Filter Webinar

March 9, 2011 – Kerio Web Filter Webinar In this FREE and live Kerio Webinar, industry expert Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo, will be a guest speaker, taking an in-depth look at the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology found in Kerio Web Filter, including its use of the zvelo’s distributed neural network, zveloNET® (formerly SiteFilter), for the real-time detection, inspection, categorization and verification of ActiveWeb sites collected from the global user community.  Click the link […]

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Mar 21-24 2011 – CTIA in Orlando

Mar 21-24, 2011 – CTIA in Orlando zvelo will attend the CTIA Wireless® event in Orlando, Florida. Email Us to schedule a time to learn about our zveloDB® URL Database, website categorization technologies, and malicious websites detection capabilities, exclusively for OEMs. View Event Website

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