Analyze Dat: TOR Visualization
25 May 2013, 13:00 - 18:00
Sex, drugs, money laundering, guns, gambling, Identity theft. This workshop will explore the use of natural language processing tools to analyze the goods, products and services available on online black markets, trying to reveal a faithful cartography of the dark web. The workshop will begin with an introduction of the tools involved in accessing the Internet’s black markets (Tor bundle, Bitcoins). Participants will then process these webpages to extract information from natural language to draw a map of hidden services. These tools allow the user to go from simple word frequency analysis (i.e. cloud tags) to more complex semantic comparison and statistical relationships between those networks. The goal is to be able to visualize this data in order to get a better understanding of the inner, deep feelings society keeps hidden.
The workshop is aimed at anybody interested in hacking, tinkering with natural language processing or for those just interested in learning more about what is happening behind the curtains of the web. There will be a mix of hands-on work and discussion around these notions. All participants must be of illegal age and must bring their laptop equipped with Tor bundle and NTK library.