Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bing vs. Google: How Law Enforcement Wins

Social Media Is Changing the Way Investigations Are Done


By Joseph Giacalone
Published on ConnectedCops.net

Social media is changing the lives of millions of people around the globe. However, the law enforcement community has been forced to learn a new way of investigating crimes by using the Internet. It is a new world out there, and the nation's Finest must once again adapt to the environment. Investigating with social media goes beyond Facebook and Twitter. There are hundreds of sites on the Internet.

The Microsoft Corporation is taking on it’s arch rival, Google, in a virtual showdown at the HTTP Corral. Law enforcement is going to win big no matter who wins this social media fistfight. Microsoft has been ensconcing itself firmly in both Facebook and Twitter search and Google for a change, must play catch-up. Microsoft has provided law enforcement with tools that can help gather information faster and in real-time. If you didn’t believe in social media as a viable law enforcement investigative tool, Microsoft may have just change your mind.

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