What is Discord? And Why Should You Care?

Paula HingleyGeneral, OSINT

Discord is a voiceover IP and messaging program, particularly used by members of the popular game streaming platform, Twitch. Discord’s user interface looks like a cross between Skype and Slack. It’s completely free to use, and is available as a web, mobile, and desktop application. Within Discord, users can create their own servers and host private, password protected, or public … Read More

What is the EU GDPR and what does it mean for you?



Everybody’s talking about the European Union General Data Protection Regulation right now, and for good reason. The EU GDPR is a broad, powerful piece of legislation that came into effect on May 25th, 2018, and has rewritten the rules of privacy in Europe and the rest of the world, for business and consumers alike. If you’re not up-to-date on the … Read More

What is VK and Why Should You Care?

Kira KirkGeneral, OSINT

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 Most of the links that return are out of date. To understand what VK is all about, we have to dig a bit … Read More

What Is Reddit? And Why Should You Care?

Paula HingleyGeneral, OSINT

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 posts by recency, the site is structured in a way where … Read More

What is Flickr and Why Should You Care?

Paula HingleyGeneral, OSINT

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. What is Flickr Good At? Enthusiasts of the popular site appreciate the ability to retain the original resolution of their photos, in contrast … Read More

Ten Things We Know – Social Media Privacy

EchosecGeneral, OSINT


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 media … Read More

Stop Trespassing and Avoid Mobs from Pokemon Go

Jason JubinvilleGeneral

Security, trespassing and Pokemon GO.   Pokemon GO has without a doubt, captured the minds of the world. 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 quite … Read More

The Privacy Debate: Anonymity or Not?

Stephanie MeadowsGeneral, OSINT

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