Paper: GeoIntelligence: Data Mining Locational Social Media Content for Profiling and Information Gathering

Title: GeoIntelligence: Data Mining Locational Social Media Content for Profiling and Information Gathering

Authors: Peter Hannay, Greg Baatard

Abstract
The current social media landscape has resulted in a situation where people are encouraged to share a greater amount of information about their day-to-day lives than ever before. In this environment a large amount of personal data is disclosed in a public forum with little to no regard for the potential privacy impacts. This paper focuses on the presence of geographic data within images, metadata and individual postings. The GeoIntelligence project aims to aggregate this information to educate users on the possible implications of the utilisation of these services as well as providing service to law enforcement and business. This paper demonstrates the ability to profile users on an individual and group basis from data posted openly to social networking services.

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