Category Archives: Surveillance

Poor man’s mass surveillance:collection & analysis of Twitter data with Gephi & Python

[Each of the “dots” in the graphs above –  there are about 100.000 of them –  even the tiniest small ones barely visible at this level of zoom, represents a twitter user (blue dot), or a hashtag (red dot).  The … Continue reading

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Social Network analysis of Carl Bildt’s – Swedish Foreign Minister – Twitter activities

As I’ve posted before, the Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is very active on social media since long time (cudos, Carl!), as well as a proponent of close cooperation with foreign (read NATO + Israeli) security and intelligence services. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Analysis of Twitter: relationships between tweeters, mentions and hashtags

Now things start to get really exiting: I extended my Python hack to collect information on all relationships for a set of Twitter users, more specifically, I record the following: Each tweeter becomes a node Each #hashtag becomes a node … Continue reading

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Must See: Living in a surveillance state – Mikko Hypponen

Absolute “Must See” Ted talk on why the mass surveillance performed by NSA, GCHQ, FRA and others is absolutely detrimental to democracy, liberty, freedom, society and you, and why Open Source could help saving your privacy. “your favorite search engine … Continue reading

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