For once, this isn't about snooping, but tracking: Delhi Police is looking for vendors for its Social Media monitoring system: a tender document for an "Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)" solution published by the police reveals. "Open Source Intelligence is a strategic initiative of Delhi Police to provide aid in the investigation process by providing them actionable intelligence through analysis of the content available on internet in public domains. Criminals, terrorists and anti social elements are using Social Media Websites and other public platforms for conversations and to plan their activities. Presently, Delhi Police does not have any means to extract the content available on the web and convert it into meaningful data to identify criminals or trace their conversations." The solution which the police is looking for should be able to: a) Provide actionable intelligence to the police by collecting and analyzing content available on web in public domains. b) Provide comprehensive information about suspects and their online activities from scattered public open source data. c) Provide aid to police in criminal profiling from the data available on web. d) Analyze the data available on Social Media, blogs and other public forums to do Sentiment analysis. Sentiment analysis will help in proactively identification of any anti social or criminal motives of a person or group of people. e) Integration of extracted unstructured data from web with existing Criminal Repository of Delhi Police to perform analytics operations on the integrated content. This will expedite the criminal investigation process and improve response…
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