When making sense of a web page’s raw text, one of the ideal pieces of metadata is the “publish date.” Assigning dates to web content attributes the documents, and all other pieces of intelligence found within that document, to a specific time period. This helps the data analyst quickly drill-down into the data by date […]
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Social media monitoring programs need to be adaptable and open to other open-source data options. As Instagram adjusts its API access, the access to that data is being restricted. This is also in light of the recent Twitter crackdown on use of its data in law enforcement and government. Since Twitter appears to have enhanced enforcement […]
We partnered with Basis Technology to show how their technology Rosette Text Analytics could be utilized with ours in a fun, Christmas-themed example that they published on their blog. We harvested data from WikiLeaks and curated the data to find Christmas-related mentions. Find out what we were able to uncover. You can read it here.
Social media content can tell us a lot about the nature of any given situation. In recent years, the intelligence community has found these surveillance efforts to be incredibly advantageous, especially when obtaining free web content. However, without diversifying your data sources, relying on social media content can be a risky proposition for any company.
Online data and open-source intelligence are increasingly becoming part of everyday discussion. Our industry continues to grow over time, bringing forth exciting ways in which data can benefit your organization. Here are five open-source intelligence (OSINT) trends to be monitoring in 2017 and moving forward.
Social media data has become a tremendous tool for businesses to connect directly with their target audience. However, due to its popularity, social media channels create excess noise that disrupts businesses from centering in on who they want to reach. It’s a difficult task to know who is a prominent member of an audience and […]
Our lives are ever-changing. Many, if not all, of us will experience a monumental change somewhere down the road. In order for business owners to grow, they must maintain meaningful relationships with their clients. Therefore, it’s important for them to be aware of the important moments happening in their lives. Tagging and data harvesting is […]
We have added a brand new case study to our website. This study focuses on how OSINT (open source intelligence) tools could help us discover the identity behind a Twitter account. To demonstrate, the Twitter account we examined was that of president-elect, Donald Trump. We also demonstrate how this tweet identification process can help with […]
During this presidential election, we have seen a dramatic increase in the use of social media by public officials. From state senates to the White House, politicians are embracing the use of posting on these platforms to express their viewpoints, accomplishments, criticisms, and personal opinions. The use of open source intelligence tools helps determine words that come […]
Being able to access data from sources that you normally wouldn’t be able to access through conventional search engines is an advantage. Think of accessing data like fishing in the ocean. You might be able catch plenty of fish with the equipment available to you (i.e. Google, Bing, Yahoo)–but you want to catch the fish […]