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

"Social Media mapping is the new achilles-heel of associationsand thoughts, which were formerly unseen. Gupta and Brooks arewithout question the master of this cartography"

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

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

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

How an agent for change can be a force for security

During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the powerof social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely bookshows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activistshow 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 itto map the social networks of terrorists and sex traffickers, or toforecast attacks and famines. You will learn how to coalescecommunities through social media to help catch murderers,coordinate disaster relief, and collect intelligence about drugsmuggling from hard-to-reach areas. With its dramatic case studiespulled from the headlines, this crucial book is a must-read.

  • Illustrates linguistic, correlative, and network analysis ofOSINT
  • Examines the use of crowdsourcing technologies to work with andengage populations globally to solve security problems
  • Explores how to ethically deal with social media data withoutcompromising people's rights to privacy and freedom ofexpression
  • Shows activists fighting against oppressive regimes how toprotect their identities online

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