How to Obtain Open Source Intelligence Through Social Networking?

1. User registration information

Many social media users need to fill in personal information such as phone number, email address, gender, etc. when registering. If you fill in the unit mailbox, you may infer the user's age, work unit and other personal information through the suffix. Therefore, registration information is often a kind of implicit social network data.

2. User location data

The easiest user location information to obtain on the web is the IP address. For mobile devices such as mobile phones, more detailed GPS data can also be obtained. The user's location data may also indirectly reflect some information about their social relationships. Some people will attach a selfie with the surrounding environment when tweeting. Through these pictures, intelligence analysts can query the address of the user when sending the message, and then infer the area where the user is often active.

3. Social networking sites

In the current information explosion, various social networking sites undertake most of the dissemination of information. Many social networking sites also have a personalized push system. Through big data analysis and the use of user behavior data in social networking sites, the information that users are interested in is sent to users in a timely and purposeful manner, helping users to better filter information and more rapidly improve intelligence gathering efficiency.

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