Geofeedia, a new social media surveillance startup is a software platform whose main aim is to provide important, real-time, publicly available information to a broad range of private and public sector clients, including corporations, media and journalism groups, marketing and advertising firms, educational companies, cities, schools, sports teams, and the aviation sector.
Geofeedia, in each of these areas is committed to the principles of personal privacy, transparency, and both the letter and the spirit of the law when it comes to individual rights. Our platform provides some clients, including law enforcement officials across the country, with a critical tool in helping to ensure public safety while protecting civil rights and liberties.
This software has been used in response,recovery efforts – from the Boston Marathon to the effects of Hurricane Matthew (To assist millions of people affected by both man-made and natural events).
Geofeedia has clear policies and guidelines to prevent the inappropriate use of this software; these include protections related to free speech and ensuring that end-users do not seek to inappropriately identify individuals. So, Geofeedia is working to build on these critical protections of civil rights.
Facebook, Twitter cut off data access for Geofeedia
According to a new study from the American Civil Liberties Union, major social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have recently provided user data access to Geofeedia, the location-based, social media surveillance system used by government offices, private security firms, marketers and other professionals.
Geofeedia is one of the bevy of technologies used, secretly by police to monitor activists and the contents of their discussions online.