Presentation Title

Like My Terrorist Site? Pin It!

Advisor Information

William Mahoney

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 112

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 10:45 AM

End Date

6-3-2015 11:00 AM

Abstract

Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs) use the Internet to disseminate information and recruit new members. Other “ordinary” Internet users are constantly subjected to targeted advertisements; targeted via the tracking of the user from site to site. Do VEOs utilize the same technology for tracking their “users”? In this paper, we investigate what tracking technologies are used by violent extremist organizations in order to better understand whether these organizations are utilizing similar technology. Longer term this may prove insightful relative to current methods for estimating the technological capabilities of the VEOs.

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Mar 6th, 10:45 AM Mar 6th, 11:00 AM

Like My Terrorist Site? Pin It!

UNO Criss Library, Room 112

Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs) use the Internet to disseminate information and recruit new members. Other “ordinary” Internet users are constantly subjected to targeted advertisements; targeted via the tracking of the user from site to site. Do VEOs utilize the same technology for tracking their “users”? In this paper, we investigate what tracking technologies are used by violent extremist organizations in order to better understand whether these organizations are utilizing similar technology. Longer term this may prove insightful relative to current methods for estimating the technological capabilities of the VEOs.