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DC4420 - London DEFCON - January 2013 meet. Tuesday 29th January 2013
what it says on the tin!
Chris Sumner (Suggy) - Online Privacy Foundation
"Predicting Dark Triad Personality Traits from Twitter usage and a
linguistic analysis of Tweets"
This study explores the extent to which it is possible to determine
anti-social personality traits based on Twitter use. This was performed
by comparing the Dark Triad and Big Five personality traits of 2,927
Twitter users with their profile attributes and use of language.
Analysis shows that there are some statistically significant
relationships between these variables. Through the use of crowd sourced
machine learning algorithms, we show that machine learning provides
useful prediction rates, but is imperfect in predicting an individual’s
Dark Triad traits from Twitter activity. While predictive models may be
unsuitable for predicting an individual’s personality, they may still be
of practical importance when models are applied to large groups of
people, such as gaining the ability to see whether anti-social traits
are increasing or decreasing over a population.
yours truly Adam Laurie (Major Malfunction) & Zac Franken - Aperture
"Hardware Hacking The Easy Hard Way: Semi-Automating the process of
Fancy getting your hands disolved^W dirty with boiling nitric acid?
Ever wondered what's under the silicon in a silicon chip? And once
you're under the hood, what next? This short talk will reveal our
initial explorations into the caustic world of silicon deconstruction.
There will be toolz...
Downstairs at The Phoenix: http://www.phoenixcavendishsquare.co.uk/
be there by 19:30..
see you next week!
"In DEFCON, we have no names..." errr... well, we do... but silly ones...