This SDK is a client library to integrate the ContextualWeb News API into your Python applications. The ContextualWeb News API is a RESTful service that provides up-to-date and relevant results for news search queries. The dataset includes billions of news articles from over 100,000 sources and is updated several times daily. ContextualWeb is a global search engine that crawls web pages from a variety of sources that over the world wide web.
RecordedFuture, at first glance, is scary. It’s one of those projects that brings the saying “with great power comes great responsibility” to mind. The company has developed a platform for providing momentum and sentiment ratings around two conceptual abstractions: events & entities. Its system is continually scanning “thousands of high-quality new publications, blogs, public niche sources, trade publications, government web sites, financial database, and more,” then making that available via the Recorded Future News Analytics API. This type of news aggregation and processing is a level of awareness that no single human could otherwise obtain. From a theoretical perspective, having a tool such as this at one’s disposal would create a huge information advantage. Could this be called an information weapon?