Researcher & Journalist – Editor, The Declaration. Open Source Intelligence & Analysis, Web Presence Consulting, Data-Mining, Custom Search and Content Aggregation
In the same panel where a Chicago police official shared his department’s collaboration with Facebook to block criminal posting from the social media site, that Officer claimed that the Chicago police has in fact already had success “getting in front” of activity that its surveillance of the internet predicted would be a public safety threat.
Here the Officer recounts occasions where the Chicago PD has had success “in various areas of the city getting in front of” events, he says, “everything from the cyber banging all the way to the flash-mob type incidents.” The officer does not reveal the specific method or application used in these operations.
He also cites other occasions where the social media surveillance “enhanced prosecution,” and that in these cases a warrant was obtained.