What is Foursquare? Hyper-local Business Intelligence

EchosecFeeds, Marketing

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. What is Foursquare? 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 … Read More

Ten Things We Know – Social Media Privacy

EchosecEducational, General, Privacy

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Principles for using live data, to build a better future.   The internet is continuously enhancing our ability to connect people and objects around the world. We can better understand these connections by visualizing them in different ways. One way of doing this is to organize these connections by location. This enables us to better leverage this big data. Social … Read More

Hunting for a signal in the noise – SOCMINT capabilities and integrating the unexpected

EchosecEducational, Journalism

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 SOCMINT (social media intelligence) and its 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: https://janes.ihs.com/Janes/Display/1780778 … Read More

Reddit Search and Periscope Videos by Location with Echosec

EchosecFeeds, General

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Echosec is an industry-leading location intelligence platform. Combining social media posts with geographic data, Echosec collects real-time, user-driven information which supports industries ranging from retail, hospitality, journalism and security. Echosec users can easily filter through Reddit and Periscope data, along with 9+ other social media feeds in the locations that matter to them. Try a Reddit search with Echosec today! … Read More

Stop Trespassing and Avoid Mobs from Pokemon Go

Jason Jubinville#breaking, Educational

Security, trespassing and Pokemon GO.   Pokemon GO has without a doubt, captured the minds of the world. http://www.pokemongo.com/ The virtual reality application has skyrocketed to chart-topping levels in both the Apple AppStore and Google Play Store … and it’s only available in a handful of countries so far. But it’s not all fun and games. For those who haven’t … Read More

Echosec tops the charts for Innovative Company in Victoria

Paula HingleyGeneral, Media

Echosec Systems took home the award for ‘Innovative Excellence – Software or Service’ at this year’s VIATEC awards. The sold-out event drew 800+ attendees to celebrate the achievements of Victoria’s most influential companies and entrepreneurs. VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology, and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Their mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge, and … Read More

Using Social Media to Tell a Good Story

Paula HingleyEducational

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As I write this, I’m trying to remember the last time I wrote and sent an actual letter written on paper. Social media has drastically changed the way we interact. We respond to party invitations online, we react to our friend’s posts with “Likes” and Emojis, and generally communicate with friends and family in an entirely new way. For example, … Read More

Public WIFI Security – What are you sharing?

EchosecEducational, Privacy

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An interesting read from Maurits Martijn exploring public WiFi security reveals just how easy it is for a skilled hacker to exploit you and ruin your life if they so choose. The author shares the experience of spending time with an “Ethical Hacker” in an Internet cafe in Amsterdam, to see how simply one can fool the masses by exploiting … Read More

Echosec Recognized as Finalist in 2016 VIATEC Technology Awards

EchosecMedia

Echosec is the next generation of search that connects you with billions of pictures and posts made by millions of people, which never normally make it to common search engines. Victoria, BC, Canada, May 25, 2016 — Echosec Systems Ltd., is pleased to announce they have been selected as finalists in two categories for the annual VIATEC technology awards. The … Read More

5 Tools to Improve Smartphone Security

EchosecEducational

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Since the dawn of the smartphone, it seems as if digital communication has become more common than face-to-face interactions. It is not uncommon for one person to have two computers, a tablet, and a smartphone. In this increasingly tech-reliant world, how secure is that constant stream of data travelling between all of these devices? While up-to-date tech is crucial to … Read More