Donald Trump Becomes President


In case you haven’t heard, Donald J #Trump will officially become the 45th president of the United States this Friday (January 20, 2017). The presidential inauguration and surrounding events, which begin on Thursday, will draw an estimated 900,000 people to Washington –  a relatively low number compared to the 1.8 million who came out for Obama’s big day in 2009. … Read More

Flickr is cool – Abandoned places are too.

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Abandoned places are the coolest. They are SO cool, that there are approximately billions of blog posts written and a gazillion photos of them posted on social media every year.   There’s something so eerie about a structure that was once bustling with commerce and activity that has since been taken over by the gently persistent grip of nature. These places … Read More

Airbnb Top Ten

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or… Air B & Beyond!   Everybody (well, almost everybody) does a bit of research about their travel destinations ahead of their holidays. The tried and true method of scouring websites & books is a great way to learn about a location, but what about discovering the area around your desired temporary abode using real-time, live social data? With location-based … Read More

The Power of Foursquare


Where are you right now? Where are your friends? Is that Bourbon sour any good? Where should we go for breakfast?   Foursquare was designed to answer all of these questions. Created in 2009, Foursquare (according to their website) “is a technology company that uses location intelligence to build meaningful consumer experiences and business solutions.” From a user’s perspective, it … Read More

Panoramio is shutting down


November 4th 2016 will be the last day the photo sharing site is available   What is was Panoramio anyways? Panoramio was the photo sharing service originally used for Google Earth. It focused on the geolocation associated with images. Users would upload their photos to the site and tag them to the location they were taken. Their tag line was: … Read More

Echosec Showcases at ASIS 2016


Orlando, Fl. Echosec Systems Ltd. was thrilled to showcase their social media security solution at the 62nd annual ASIS Security Expo. The convention took place from the 12th – 15th of September and attracted an estimated 20,000 people including vendors and attendees from all over the world. ASIS was founded in 1955 as the American Society for Industrial Security and has members in … Read More

Hunting for a signal in the noise


Anika Torruella wrote an in-depth article for Jane’s International Defence Review. The article is called “Hunting for the signal in the noise” and discusses Social Media’s role in modern warfare. It will be available in the September edition of the magazine but if you are a subscriber to Jane’s you can already access the full article here: Here is an exert … Read More

Echosec Updates: Reddit & Periscope


Periscope Explore the world through someone else’s eyes. Periscope is a live streaming application provided by Twitter. Periscope users can broadcast their actions or their viewpoint to anyone in the world. Echosec users can now live-stream Periscope from within the application to get actionable intelligence from users that are directly on the ground.       Reddit The front page … Read More

Canadian Cocaine Criminals – Tracing their footsteps


The trip of a lifetime came to an abrupt end for three Canadians when their cruise ship landed in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, Aug 28. If you haven’t already heard, two women in their twenty’s and a man in his sixty’s (whose connection with the women is unclear) were flagged by officials as “high-risk passengers,” and searched upon their arrival … Read More

Echosec Wins in 2016 International Business Awards


Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Rome, Italy Victoria B.C. Canada – 22 August 2016 – Echosec Systems Ltd. was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Startup of the Year category in the 13th Annual International Business Awards. Echosec is a location-first social media search engine that provides actionable intelligence to … Read More