THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PRE-OPERATIONAL SURVEILLANCE
The modern era of social media has changed how people access, share, and digest information. Powerful individuals and people of influence use social media to communicate to the public and promote themselves, their opinions, and business ventures. However, the more content people share online the more private information they make readily available to potentially malicious actors. This information is essentially handed out “for free” allowing anyone to collect it. This collection of data can lead to more than just cyber threats but allow for threats in the realm of physical security as well.