Cyber researcher building tools to weed out dishonesty online

By November 8, 2016Uncategorized
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SAN ANTONIO — Raymond Choo, a former police officer in Singapore turned cybersecurity research professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is developing software to detect dishonesty online by running software that scans the internet for similar writing patterns.

The pilot software hones in on word choices, punctuation and context and is able to discern whether multiple comments came from the same source. Sometimes marketers use fake social media accounts to bolster the ranking of businesses…