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Alpha60 White Paper Published and in the News!

02 Aug, 2017

Alpha60 White Paper Published and in the News!

Last year, Prof. Abigail De Kosnik received a BCNM Faculty seed grant to create alpha60, a data science/digital humanities tool that maps BitTorrent traffic on a global scale (think: mapping the piracy of the latest episode of Game of Thrones in light of HBO being hacked).

Since we last covered Gail's project (here and here), she and husband and collaborator Benjamin De Kosnik published a white paper about their research — and several media outlets have picked up on alpha60's exciting results. Among the media outlets are Torrentfreak, Mashable, and UK's Gizmodo.

Read the original Alpha60 White Paper here, published on July 23rd, 2017.

Torrentfreak coverage of alpha60.

Mashable coverage of alpha60.

AU News coverage of alpha60.

Gizmodo coverage of alpha60.