Tools and techniques for using geolocation in your next investigation

By Katie Le Dain If you go to your iPhone and head to the privacy settings, you’ll find a switch that asks you whether you want your location services “on” or “off.” At Friday morning’s geolocation session at the annual IRE Conference, panelists talked about how cell phones can track when this button is turned…

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The power of social media: Geolocation for news

By Perla Arellano Look for a key word. Look for a date. Click search. You might just have found a source. Thursday’s “The power of social media: Geolocation for news” session, with Glenn Anderson from BBC, Mark Luckie from Twitter, Jennifer Peck from Banjo, and Doug Haddix of Ohio State Univesity as moderator, focused on…

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Advanced social media sleuthing

Geolocation tools help you search for social media activity buzzing in your beat, on your block and even in your building. The following tools help you search by geolocation information embedded in tweets, Facebook updates, youtube videos and more. “Geolocation is one of the most exciting things for journalists out in the field,” presenter Doug…

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