This resource is the short research proposal of a paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Marketing Conference in Bournemouth, UK. The paper aimed to analyze British South Asian young adults' adoption, use and appropriation of smartphones.
This paper presents the results from exploratory primary research into the role of the Internet in the radicalization of 15 terrorists and extremists in the UK.
This report reviews the scientific literature relating to observable, individual-level behavioral indicators that might — along with other information — help detect potential violent attacks.
This white paper addresses the role of the UK government, social media companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) in monitoring and policing the Internet for extremist and/or terrorism related content.
This paper evaluates two tools for the automated identification of demographic and occupational data from the profile descriptions of Twitter users in the United Kingdom.
In 2013, The SecDev Group undertook a 10-month Kanishka-funded project that set out, in part, to explore methodologies and technologies for open source social media (OSSM) research and their potential utility for detecting weak signals of radicalization towards violent extremism online.
This paper aims to introduce the British security community to social media intelligence (SOCMINT) in a manner that allows for its professional and structured use as part of the national intelligence framework.
This research note summarizes experimental research conducted by The SecDev Group in 2013, as part of a Public Safety Canada, Kanishka-funded project looking at social media analytics and the prevention of violent extremism.
This experiment used the Twitter profile of a U.K. national, verified to be an active foreign fighter (FF) in the Syrian civil war, as the seed for constructing a network topology based on social media interactions.
This summary captures the main findings of a longitudinal content analysis of a known foreign fighter’s (FF) public social media activity for signs of radicalization toward violent extremism.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism