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What Is Reddit And Why Should You Care?

Paula Hingley March 03, 2017 General, OSINT, Social Media Monitoring
The brainchild of a couple of college roommates, Reddit is the 7th most visited website in the US and 22nd in the world. A whopping 500 million people log in each month. Read More

What Is Flickr And Why Should You Care?

Paula Hingley January 11, 2017 General, OSINT, Social Media Monitoring
What is Flickr? Yahoo’s photo curating platform, after over a decade in operation, remains to be a favourite in the photographic community. (DMR Stats says) Flickr’s current user base sits around 122 million people in 63 countries. Read More

10 Ways Echosec Respects Social Media Privacy

The Echosec Team October 05, 2016 General, OSINT, Privacy, Social Media Monitoring
This article has been updated from its original version published in October 2016. Read More

Hunting For A Signal In The Noise: SOCMINT Capabilities And Integrating The Unexpected

The Echosec Team September 22, 2016 OSINT
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.. Read More

Eyewitness Accounts And Breaking News: Perception Is Everything

The Echosec Team March 02, 2016 Emergency Response, Journalism, OSINT
Our perceptions are as unique as our fingerprints. Journalists know first-hand that eyewitness accounts are not objective. When news breaks, each eyewitness will have a different view of what they’ve seen or experienced. Read More

The Rise Of The Citizen Journalist

The Echosec Team December 08, 2015 Journalism, OSINT, Geofencing
Citizen Journalism has risen to new heights. With a growing number of new media technology companies releasing software, which help the public in collecting up to the minute news, it’s no wonder that your “average Jane or Joe” has an opinion on what is happening in our world today. Read More

How Intelligence Agencies Are Using Social Media

The Echosec Team October 27, 2015 OSINT, Social Media Monitoring
Updated: Jan 22, 2020 Read More

Connecting And Protecting Your Campus

The Echosec Team September 08, 2015 OSINT, Event Monitoring, Geofencing
September marks the end of summer and the return to school for millions of students across North America. Thousands of students will be flooding to hundreds of college and university campuses. Read More

The Privacy Debate: Anonymity Or No?

The Echosec Team June 26, 2015 General, OSINT, Privacy
This week brought new privacy concerns for Uber customers according to this TIME article. The revised policy that will take effect July 15th states that the company can now track users’ behavior; even gather contacts details when the app is closed on their mobile device. The privacy rights group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, filed a complaint with.. Read More
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