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Impact of 5G on Cell Site Simulators for Law Enforcement

Published on July 11th, 2022 | by Kevin McTiernan

  • July 11, 2022

Cell site simulators (CSS) are an important tool used by law enforcement around the world to track down fugitives, find missing persons and to investigate or prevent serious crimes. In the fifth generation of mobile (5G), changes have been made…

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Using Big Data to Reduce Violence Against Women and Girls

Published on June 8th, 2022 | by David Anstiss & Simon Patten

  • June 8, 2022

The World Health Organization estimates that about one in three women globally have been victims of physical and/or sexual violence. This violence ranges from domestic assault to kidnapping and human trafficking, and it creates physical and psychological trauma for victims…

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Money Mules and Location-Based Financial Forensics

Published on May 24th, 2022 | by David Anstiss & Rory Quann

  • May 24, 2022

Preventing low-level street crime is important not only to protect public safety and property, but also as an investigative gateway into larger criminal enterprises. Drug and human trafficking are common examples of complex, multinational criminal operations that depend on hyper-local…

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Preventing Child Exploitation and Trafficking

Published on May 10th, 2022 | by Kevin McTiernan & Kevin Metcalf

  • May 10, 2022

Child abduction and trafficking is one of the most shocking crimes against society. Every parent has unfortunately had to consider the potential for their child to be a victim of deception and exploitation, but today that reality is accentuated by…

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Applying Lawful Intelligence To OTT Messaging Platform Communications

Applying Lawful Intelligence to OTT Messaging Platform Communications

Published on January 28th, 2022 | by Dr. Cemal Dikman & David Anstiss

  • January 28, 2022

Encrypted Over The Top (OTT) messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, and Telegram have seen extraordinary adoption over the past 10 years. WhatsApp in particular has emerged as the most popular messaging app in the world, with more than…

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Shifting Requirements For Lawful Intelligence In The Era Of More Everything - SS8 Networks

Shifting Requirements for Lawful Intelligence in the Era of More Everything

Published on January 11th, 2022 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen & Ernest Ng

  • January 11, 2022

Today’s lawful intelligence measures draw on a long legacy of intercepted communications. And while the days of simple wiretaps are long gone, the foundational idea of deploying “eyes and ears” to “overhear” illicit communications persists, even in sophisticated intelligence and…

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Identifying Criminals In The Faceless World Of Social Media - SS8 Networks Blog

Identifying Criminals in the Faceless World of Social Media

Published on December 14th, 2021 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen & Ernest Ng

  • December 14, 2021

The massive, ever-growing role of social networks in human communication comes with a unique set of hazards. In particular, the layer of concealment provided by online contact can easily be abused by bad actors who either choose to remain unidentified…

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Emerging Lawful Intelligence Challenges From Sidelink Communications - SS8 Networks

Emerging Lawful Intelligence Challenges from Sidelink Communications

Published on October 27th, 2021 | by Kevin McTiernan

  • October 27, 2021

Distributed 5G network topologies have forever forced mediation for lawful interception out beyond the network core. As computing moves closer to the subscriber, mediation nodes must be provisioned at the network edge, dramatically reducing backhaul requirements by ingesting massive data…

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Extending Visibility Into Cryptocurrency Transactions - SS8 Networks

Extending Visibility into Cryptocurrency Transactions

Published on October 7th, 2021 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen

  • October 7, 2021

Just a tiny fraction of cryptocurrency transactions are related to criminal activity, but they are still a critical mechanism for payment associated with crimes that range from human and drug trafficking to terrorism and ransomware. Cryptocurrency transactions associated with criminal…

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Four Reasons To Unify Lawful Intercept Data With SS8 Umbrella Mediation - SS8 Networks

Four Reasons to Unify Lawful Intercept Data with SS8 Umbrella Mediation

Published on August 4th, 2021 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • August 4, 2021

Most telecommunications carriers operate equipment from different generations of technology, and often have multiple vendor environment. Carriers can accrete these layers over time, as their networks transition from 2G to 3G to 4G and now to 5G. This same accumulation…

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