Using Social Media for Global Security
By Ravi Gupta, Hugh Brooks
Publisher: Wiley
Released: January 2013
Pages: 456

"Social Media mapping is the new achilles-heel of associations and thoughts, which were formerly unseen. Gupta and Brooks are without question the master of this cartography"

—David Tinsley, Former U.S Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent. CEO, 5 Stones Intelligence

"A thought-provoking "how-to" book on leveraging and exploiting social media across military operations. Without these insights, today's leaders will be left in the dark while today's generation passes them by."

—John N. Sims, Former U.S. Air Force Special Operations Commander. CEO, enkidu7

How an agent for change can be a force for security

During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the power of social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely book shows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activists how to use the social world to improve security locally, nationally, globally—and cost-effectively.

You'll discover how to collect social media data and analyze it to map the social networks of terrorists and sex traffickers, or to forecast attacks and famines. You will learn how to coalesce communities through social media to help catch murderers, coordinate disaster relief, and collect intelligence about drug smuggling from hard-to-reach areas. With its dramatic case studies pulled from the headlines, this crucial book is a must-read.

  • Illustrates linguistic, correlative, and network analysis of OSINT
  • Examines the use of crowdsourcing technologies to work with and engage populations globally to solve security problems
  • Explores how to ethically deal with social media data without compromising people's rights to privacy and freedom of expression
  • Shows activists fighting against oppressive regimes how to protect their identities online

Visit the companion website at www.wiley.com/go/usingsocialmediaforglob​alsecurity for updates, data files referenced in the book, and additional information

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