On the Now: ACFE Conference

By Marketing Team | | OSINT, Social Media

Social Media Information (SMI) helped sponsor the 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference last week in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference was huge success with over 3,000 anti-fraud professionals from around the world. According to the ACFE website, companies worldwide lose an estimated 5% of revenue to occupational fraud each year…. Read More »

Stop Silent Write-Downs of Internet Research

By Mike Bosick | | Legal, OSINT, Social Media

The amount of publicly available information online is growing exponentially. Parties and witnesses in a dispute may post information relevant to your case on social media and the open internet, and this information can expose a person’s conduct, character, credibility, and state of mind. Firms are under increasing pressure to… Read More »

Is Social Media Evidence Admissible in Court?

By Mike Bosick | | Legal

A frequently asked question we get here at SMI is, “Is social media content admissible in court and, furthermore, is it lawful to obtain?” According to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys are expected to utilize technology, including social media, in order to provide competent and diligent representation… Read More »

The Evolution of OSINT to SOSINT

By Chris Randall | | General, OSINT

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) has become a pervasive term. This information is collected from publicly available sources such as the Internet, radio frequencies, airwaves and newspapers. OSINT includes information or data that is openly available for anyone to access. The term, coined by the intelligence community, is commonly used in… Read More »

The Five Types of Lies

By Chris Randall | | General

Watch SMI’s Webinar on how to identify the Five Types of Lies. In this Webinar our guest speaker, Michael Reddington from Unloq explains the 5 types of lies and offers insight in how to respond to specific scenarios. Listen to the Webinar recording now.

How Cities Have Embraced Social Media to Hear You

By Chris Randall | | General

Just how effective are your angry tweets and Facebook posts airing your grievances about your community? Your primary focus when posting was just to vent, right? Or maybe you were letting your followers know of some impending danger on that street after 11pm. You know the one; you avoid it when you’re… Read More »

Why Social Media Information Analysts do it Better

By Jacquelyn Lopez | | General

Have you ever spent hours searching for someone or something you just can’t find? You start to get frustrated because you’re not even sure what you’re looking for or where to look. You’ve come across multiple sites across different mediums and you’re still not even sure if what you’ve found… Read More »

How Social Media Evidence Could Lead to a Break in Your Next Case

By Chris Randall | | OSINT

Social media continues to have a profound effect on litigation today. Whether you use it to research your own potential clients, vet potential jurors in an upcoming case, or prepare for the cross examinations of key witnesses, social media investigation can be a vital and invaluable resource to your litigation… Read More »

Avoid Your Own Trevor Noah Backlash

By Chris Randall | | OSINT

Leverage OSINT and Social Media for Employment Screening Last week, the much anticipated announcement of Jon Stewart’s replacement for host of “The Daily Show,” quickly turned from excitement to damage control for Comedy Central in less than 24 hours. Trevor Noah faced some deep criticism from the Internet and social… Read More »

OSINT and Social Media Give Litigators Measurable Advantages

By admin | | OSINT

Open-Source Intelligence and Social Media Research Give Litigators Measurable Advantages Time continues to be a scarce resource in the legal workplace these days. It’s no secret many attorneys struggle with productivity at work and time management is at the very top of their priority list. No one can afford wasted time or inefficient… Read More »