Police departments around the world use Twitter as a means of sharing information with their communities. BrightPlanet recently completed a study to uncover exactly how police departments are using Twitter.
April 19, 2013 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – BrightPlanet Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Glenn L. Archer III as a consultant to the BrightPlanet team. Glenn, an accomplished leader with 25+ years of experience in business and government, is working with BrightPlanet to build and improve industry knowledge of our law enforcement and government intelligence solutions. Because of the deep expertise he has gained throughout his career, Glenn will provide invaluable insight into meeting the needs of defense, homeland security and public safety sectors and will guide BrightPlanet in meeting the needs of these markets with their Deep Web and Social Media solutions.
Boston Marathon Tragedy: The Use of Twitter in a Crisis by Law Enforcement and Public Service Agencies
We are over halfway through the 24-hour Law Enforcement Tweet-a-Thon. Law enforcement agencies from across the world are tweeting police activity to create awareness about police work and the issues police face through the #poltwt hashtag.
#Poltwt is one of the top trending hastags on all of Twitter! So far there have been over 35,000 tweets from over 9,500 users.
Here at BrightPlanet we are using our Deep Web harvesting capabilities to monitor and track the event. You’ll find the most vocal participants, what devices they are using, and the most popular twit pics to name just a few of the stats we’ve compiled in our post. We’ll be pulling together a recap of all the stats next week so check back here to see a full recap and some analysis of the event.
When it comes to harvesting open-source Big Data from the Deep Web, stakeholders within every step of the data chain are concerned about the legal issues surrounding privacy and civil liberties.
Professionals in law enforcement and the intelligence community, in particular, are concerned with protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. Below are two helpful links from the Institute for Intergovernmental Research and U.S. Government Printing Office regarding criminal intelligence gathering.
- Institute for Intergovernmental Research – best practices for criminal intelligence information gathering from the U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Government Printing Office - Executive Order regarding criminal intelligence information gathering