Why The Best OSINT Tools Use Geofencing Technology

Karl SwannieEducational, security

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Open-source intelligence (OSINT) isn’t new. Professionals in the intelligence industry have been leveraging open-source data such as search engines, social media, and other public platforms for years. However, the technology that OSINT tools are using to gather data is changing, and quickly. The newest technology? Geofencing. Why your OSINT tool should have geofencing capabilities You’re probably already using social media … Read More

How to Transform Your Event Security Process Using Social Media

EchosecEducational, security

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Can you remember a time when people used to hold up lighters at concerts? Now all you see is cell phones in the air to catch the big moment and live stream to social media. Others spend half the time tweeting about the #keynote speaker they’re in the presence of, rather than watching what’s happening in front of them. It’s … Read More

What is VK and Why Should You Care?

Kira KirkEducational, General, Marketing

Is there VK in your area? Contact us for a demo of Echosec and we’ll show you VKontakte (VK) is ranked second globally for social networks, so why haven’t you heard of it? [Tweet this] If you ask Google ‘What is VK?’ very little comes up. The search results contain articles that often give conflicting information. Most of the links that return … Read More

Improve Guest Experience and Retention in a Competitive Market

Matty McCollBrand Reputation, Educational, Marketing

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We expect hospitality businesses to know about, and react to the special milestones in our lives. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or retirement, the ideal guest experience is highly personal. Using the right tools, here’s how to improve guest experience in the competitive hospitality market. As consumer expectations shift towards this level of service, so do hotel accommodations. The hotel … Read More

Building BC Firemap Plus: Mapping Wildfires using Open Data

Neil JohnstonEducational, Media

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Mapping Wildfires – British Columbia 2017 I’ve run head first into the internet connectivity divide; my parents, located north of Williams Lake near Soda Creek have been put under Evacuation Order – they do not have internet.  I, surrounded by connectivity, have discovered an evacuation order for their area at 8:00PM – it had been posted online at 2:09PM.  My … Read More

What is fake news? And how to spot it.

Paula HingleyEducational, Journalism, Media

What is Fake News? On June 1st, 1897, The New York Herald published an article claiming that famous American writer Mark Twain was “grievously ill and possibly dying.” The following day, Twain was quoted by The New York Journal as saying, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” In those days, such rumours would have been called ‘untruths,’ ‘false … Read More

The Top 4 Ways a Social Media Map Can Help in a Disaster

Kira KirkEducational

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A Real-Time Social Media Map When disasters occur, we all want to help. A real-time social media map is one of the fastest ways to get emergency responders where they need to be. Since Echosec is a leader in location-based social media search and discovery, we thought we would share some actions our clients take in a disaster response scenario … Read More

Sentiment Analysis and Your Reputable Brand

Paula HingleyBrand Reputation, Educational, Marketing

 Human emotion is complex. It’s one of the seemingly few things that computers haven’t quite figured out how to navigate yet. So when we see a social media platform offering sentiment analysis as a feature, what does that really mean? Here at Echosec, we help organizations find and filter billions of social media posts every day. When we geofence a location … Read More

What Is Reddit? And Why Should You Care?

Paula HingleyEducational, Feeds

Reddit is one of the newest data sources found on Echosec. 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. Users of the site (known as “Redditors”) appreciate the democratic nature of the site. Instead of organizing … Read More