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UK Police will monitor social media for early warning on riots. Hey VPD, take some notes

The man in charge of the policing operation for the London Olympics has promised to learn the lessons of last summer’s riots in preparing for the Games and will extensively monitor social media for signs of protest and disorder.

Chris Allison, the Metropolitan police assistant commissioner and national Olympic security co-ordinator, also revealed that he had successfully appealed to chief constables around the country to postpone cuts to certain key areas until after the Games. He said cuts of about 20% to national policing numbers would not affect his ability to deliver during the Games. Up to 12,000 police will be dedicated to policing on the busiest days of the Games, with about 9,500 of them in the capital.

“The plea I made to chief constables was that in specialist areas – firearms, explosive detector dogs, mounted police – could they phase those reductions after the Games. We will have the skills we need during the Games,” he said in an interview with the Guardian.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/mar/09/london-2012-olympics-police-riots

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Vancouver is fatigued by VPD Riot Investigation only 64 charged. No web traffic makes cops sad.

Police had their chance.  Instead of doing something and taking advantage of social media, VPD missed the action.  Over a year later, VPD is struggling to get news, or something. Help is not what they are getting.  In the days following the UK Riot, the UK police had posted pictures and the public assisted with the  arrest of hundreds of suspects.  

Will VPD even get to 100 charges? Not likely.  Millions of taxpayers dollars to convict dozens of people.  You might as well have given each convicted riot criminal 1Million dollars, to come in, and turn themselves in.  It would have been cheaper.

Because humans like numbers?

  • ƒ recommended 432 charges against 150 suspected rioters
  • ƒ Crown has approved 171 criminal charges against 64 suspected rioters
  • ƒ 16 % of rioters are from Vancouver
  • ƒ 84 % are from outside Vancouver
  • ƒ 130 men and 20 women
  • ƒ average age is 21 years
  • ƒ youngest male is 15 years of age
  • ƒ oldest male is 52 years of age
  • ƒ youngest female is 17 years of age
  • ƒ oldest female is 30 years of age
  • ƒ most charges recommended against one individual: 10
  • ƒ Young Offenders (under 18 years old): 22

http://vpdreleases.icontext.com/2012/03/05/riot-investigators-launch-second-poster-campaign/

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Department of Homeland Security and NSA are monitoring your Internet. Canada wants some too!

This site identified over 161 individuals.  VPD – 30

The efforts currently underway by police in Vancouver, BC provide an excellent example of an investigation leveraging social media to identify those responsible for the Stanley Cup riots in 2011. The IRIT (Integrated Riot Investigation Team), comprised of members of eight different law enforcement agencies, has posted photographs of over 100 suspected rioters on its website, along with a simple electronic means for the public to identify a rioter. The images were compiled by reviewing in excess of 1,600 hours of digital evidence — everything from surveillance video to publicly-accessible online photos and videos. The public was also encouraged to submit additional photo or video evidence that it had access to. As of January 23, 2012 over 30 of the suspects on the IRIT website have been identified.

List of monitored words

Domestic Security

Assassination
Attack
Domestic security
Drill
Exercise
Cops
Law enforcement
Authorities
Disaster assistance
Disaster management
DNDO (Domestic Nuclear
Detection Office)
National preparedness
Mitigation
Prevention
Response
Recovery
Dirty bomb
Domestic nuclear detection Emergency management
Emergency response
First responder
Homeland security
Maritime domain awareness
(MDA)
National preparedness
initiative
Militia
Shooting
Shots fired
Evacuation
Deaths
Hostage
Explosion (explosive)
Police
Disaster medical assistance
team (DMAT)
Organized crime Gangs
National security
State of emergency
Security
Breach
Threat
Standoff
SWAT
Screening
Lockdown
Bomb (squad or threat)
Crash
Looting
Riot
Emergency Landing
Pipe bomb
Incident
Facility

HAZMAT & Nuclear

Hazmat
Nuclear
Chemical spill
Suspicious package/device
Toxic
National laboratory
Nuclear facility
Nuclear threat
Cloud
Plume
Radiation
Radioactive Leak
Biological infection (or
event)
Chemical
Chemical burn
Biological
Epidemic
Hazardous
Hazardous material incident
Industrial spill
Infection
Powder (white) Gas
Spillover
Anthrax
Blister agent
Chemical agent
Exposure
Burn
Nerve agent
Ricin
Sarin
North Korea

Health Concern + H1N1

Outbreak
Contamination
Exposure
Virus
Evacuation
Bacteria
Recall
Ebola
Food Poisoning
Foot and Mouth (FMD)
H5N1
Avian
Flu
Strain
Quarantine
H1N1
Vaccine Salmonella
Small Pox
Plague
Human to human
Human to Animal
Influenza
Center for Disease Control
(CDC)
Drug Administration (FDA)
Public Health
Toxic
Agro Terror
Tuberculosis (TB)
Tamiflu
Norvo Virus
Epidemic Agriculture
Listeria
Symptoms
Mutation
Resistant
Antiviral
Wave
Pandemic
Infection
Water/air borne
Sick
Swine
Pork World Health Organization
(WHO) (and components)
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
E. Coli

Infrastructure Security

Infrastructure security
Airport
CIKR (Critical Infrastructure
& Key Resources)
AMTRAK
Collapse
Computer infrastructure
Communications
infrastructure
Telecommunications
Critical infrastructure
National infrastructure
Metro
WMATA Airplane (and derivatives)
Chemical fire
Subway
BART
MARTA
Port Authority
NBIC (National
Biosurveillance Integration
Center)
Transportation security
Grid
Power
Smart
Body scanner Electric
Failure or outage
Black out
Brown out
Port
Dock
Bridge
Cancelled
Delays
Service disruption
Power lines

Southwest Border Violence

Drug cartel
Violence
Gang
Drug
Narcotics
Cocaine
Marijuana
Heroin
Border
Mexico
Cartel
Southwest
Juarez
Sinaloa
Tijuana
Torreon
Yuma
Tucson
Decapitated
U.S. Consulate
Consular
El Paso Fort Hancock
San Diego
Ciudad Juarez
Nogales
Sonora
Colombia
Mara salvatrucha
MS13 or MS-13
Drug war
Mexican army
Methamphetamine
Cartel de Golfo
Gulf Cartel
La Familia
Reynosa
Nuevo Leon
Narcos
Narco banners (Spanish
equivalents)
Los Zetas
Shootout
Execution Gunfight
Trafficking
Kidnap
Calderon
Reyosa
Bust
Tamaulipas
Meth Lab
Drug trade
Illegal immigrants
Smuggling (smugglers)
Matamoros
Michoacana
Guzman
Arellano-Felix
Beltran-Leyva
Barrio Azteca
Artistic Assassins
Mexicles
New Federation

Terrorism

Terrorism
Al Qaeda (all spellings)
Terror
Attack
Iraq
Afghanistan
Iran
Pakistan
Agro
Environmental terrorist
Eco terrorism
Conventional weapon
Target
Weapons grade
Dirty bomb
Enriched
Nuclear
Chemical weapon
Biological weapon
Ammonium nitrate
Improvised explosive device IED (Improvised Explosive
Device)
Abu Sayyaf
Hamas
FARC (Armed Revolutionary
Forces Colombia)
IRA (Irish Republican Army)
ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna)
Basque Separatists
Hezbollah
Tamil Tigers
PLF (Palestine Liberation
Front)
PLO (Palestine Liberation
Organization
Car bomb
Jihad
Taliban
Weapons cache
Suicide bomber
Suicide attack Suspicious substance
AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian
Peninsula)
AQIM (Al Qaeda in the
Islamic Maghreb)
TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban
Pakistan)
Yemen
Pirates
Extremism
Somalia
Nigeria
Radicals
Al-Shabaab
Home grown
Plot
Nationalist
Recruitment
Fundamentalism
Islamist

Weather/Disaster/Emergency

Emergency
Hurricane
Tornado
Twister
Tsunami
Earthquake
Tremor
Flood
Storm
Crest
Temblor
Extreme weather
Forest fire
Brush fire Ice
Stranded/Stuck
Help
Hail
Wildfire
Tsunami Warning Center
Magnitude
Avalanche
Typhoon
Shelter-in-place
Disaster
Snow
Blizzard
Sleet Mud slide or Mudslide
Erosion
Power outage
Brown out
Warning
Watch
Lightening
Aid
Relief
Closure
Interstate
Burst
Emergency Broadcast System

Cyber Security

Cyber security
Botnet
DDOS (dedicated denial of
service)
Denial of service
Malware
Virus
Trojan
Keylogger
Cyber Command 2600
Spammer
Phishing
Rootkit
Phreaking
Cain and abel
Brute forcing
Mysql injection
Cyber attack
Cyber terror Hacker
China
Conficker
Worm
Scammers
Social media

http://mashable.com/2012/02/13/social-media-forensics

http://animalnewyork.com/2012/02/the-department-of-homeland-security-is-searching-your-facebook-and-twitter-for-these-words/

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Cyberspace Police Force – social media control

Virtual Police Force

  • Analysis of the failure of police to be on the virtual ground at time of riot
  • Have a virtual team ready
  • Own the Facebook page, the Twitter hash, capture geotagged images as they posted, capture video immediately
  • Monitor channels with tools
  • Use visualization tools to establish links
  • Capture lots of data

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New research paper on Android Forensics and Volatility Framework

To our knowledge, this is the first published work on accurate physical memory acquisition and deep memory analysis of the Android kernel’s structures. The developed kernel analysis support allows the popular Volatility framework to be used when analysing data, via our implementation of ARM-specific support.

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