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At last month's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Philadelphia, LexisNexis showed off a new tool it will bundle with its research service for law enforcement agencies—one that will help them "stake out" social media as part of their criminal investigations. (making it easier for them to spy on activists or suspicious people)
Called Social Media Monitor, the cloud-based service will watch social networks for comments and activities that might offer clues to crimes in the physical world. With direct connections into a variety of social media services' feeds, it will help police plow through Twitter and Facebook in search of evidence that could lead to arrests.
LexisNexis Social Media Monitoring is so invasive it can look for keywords or 'buzz/issue monitoring,' content types, extent of sentiment detection, etc.! - BlackListedNews.com