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Meet Kaoru: the Stalwart of Software

This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Kaoru Kohashigawa is a Software Engineer who has been with Sift Science for a year. If he could go back in time, he would be a Hawaiian in 1776, when Captain Cook arrived and began the transition from the Hawaiian […]

10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Outside Tech – Part 1

Machine learning is taking the tech world by storm. 2016 began with an announcement that Google was open-sourcing Tensor Flow, their machine learning (ML) software, and Microsoft quickly followed suit. Baidu and Amazon unveiled their own deep learning platforms a few months later, while Facebook began supporting the development of two ML frameworks. But the […]

News Roundup 4/17: Healthcare data breaches, fake Google Maps listings, and tilting your phone

Healthcare data breaches on the rise Hackers aren’t just interested in financial information like credit card numbers or routing numbers anymore. They’re relying increasingly on other personal information – insurance information, social security numbers, and more – to carry out their dastardly deeds.  As such, healthcare service providers are often hit by phishing attacks and […]

Meet Laura: the Superhero of Support

This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Laura Milanez is a Support Engineer who has been with Sift Science for almost a year. In her spare time you can find her watching Dawson’s Creek or eating hot pot at her favorite spot in San Francisco, Nabe. If […]

Online Ticketing Fraud: Challenges & Opportunities

Buying and selling tickets online is a tricky business. Customers often worry about whether they’re paying for a real ticket or a fake one, whether that barcode is going to work on game day, and whether they’re overpaying for those Lakers tickets. Sellers have a lot to worry about, too: if they don’t balance quick […]

Meet Scott: the Whiz of Web Development

This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Scott Vrable is a web developer who has been with Sift Science for six months. He’s visited Monticello multiple times, and was fascinated to learn that part of Thomas Jefferson’s morning routine was to run a mile into the woods. […]

We’re honored to win the 2017 MRC Technology Industry Award!

The Merchant Risk Council annual conference has always been one of our favorite events of the year. What better opportunity to meet up with customers, prospects, friends, and other vendors to chat about the issues we all care about? This year’s event was extra special for us, as a panel of merchants and industry experts […]

Takeaways From Our First-Ever Trust & Safety Summit

Recently, Sift Science hosted our Architecting Trust and Safety Summit in New York City. It was the first event we’ve held that brought together industry thought leaders to share best practices and give insight into where the online risk, abuse, and trust and safety industry is headed – specifically from a technical perspective. Here are some high-level […]

New Batch Decisions: Block Fraud Rings With One Click

Do you use the network view in the Sift Science console as part of your fraud review process? Good news – now you can block multiple users or transactions right from that page…all in one click!    With the new Apply Decisions dropdown button, fraud teams can make batch decisions – in other words, you can block […]