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midd.data lighting talk: Open-Source Intelligence and Operational Security for Researching the Far Right
Alex Newhouse, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Insittute
Data analysis techniques have given us unprecedented insight into extremist methods of radicalization and organization. Social network analysis (SNA), machine learning, and large-scale data scraping tools in particular have allowed open-source intelligence (OSINT) analysts to better understand the threat posed by extremists. However, operational security is an essential part of applied data analysis and OSINT, and it is vital that security best practices are taught alongside data skills.
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