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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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Leveraging Drones As Lawful Intercept Data Sources - SS8 Networks

Leveraging Drones as Lawful Intercept Data Sources

Published on July 20th, 2021 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • July 20, 2021

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) become more common, they are of growing interest to law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Drones have been widely adopted as part of the investigative arsenal for surveillance, monitoring, and intelligence, broadening capabilities for gathering evidence and…

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