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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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Extracting Intelligence from Location-Based Services

Published on April 27th, 2022 | by Michael Gebretsadik

  • April 27, 2022

In general, 5G networks make gathering intelligence from digital communications more difficult due to factors such as encryption, increased traffic, and more diverse types of data. However, location-based services are a notable exception. The 5G Location Management Function (LMF) enables…

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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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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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Investigative Techniques Using Augmented Reality - SS8 Networks

Investigative Techniques Using Augmented Reality

Published on June 2nd, 2021 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • June 2, 2021

Successive generations of technology continue to enable the discovery, assembly, and analysis of information that plays a key role in every law-enforcement investigation. Digitization helped preserve and share files and records, and analytics added new abilities to sift through huge…

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Lawful Intercept Of AR & VR Data Streams - SS8 Networks

Lawful Intercept of AR/VR Data Streams

Published on May 18th, 2021 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • May 18, 2021

The history of lawful intelligence runs a parallel course to the evolution of communications technology, from wiretaps placed on mechanical switches in the last century to today’s virtualized, server-based applications. The past two decades have seen greatly expanded complexity for…

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