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[ NNSquad ] LexisNexis helping police stake out social media

LexisNexis helping police stake out social media

http://j.mp/17vaVIR  (Ars Technica)

   "Local law enforcement is getting the kind of technological boost that
    used to be limited to three-letter agencies thanks to Web-based
    software services that mine social media for intelligence. At last
    month's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
    conference in Philadelphia, LexisNexis showed off a new tool it will
    bundle with its research service for law enforcement agencies-one that
    will help them "stake out" social media as part of their criminal
    investigations.  Called Social Media Monitor, the cloud-based service
    will watch social networks for comments and activities that might
    offer clues to crimes in the physical world. With direct connections
    into a variety of social media services' feeds, it will help police
    plow through Twitter and Facebook in search of evidence that could
    lead to arrests."

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I wonder how much law enforcement resources might end up being diverted
by people purposely planting false leads and rickrolls?

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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