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Social Media & Apps Investigative Profiles


About This Content

This content in EVOLVE is available to all users. The content is a continually developing source of information on social media sites and mobile apps that are being used readily as communication platforms and are of interest through criminal adoption or as a result of the threat they may pose to vulnerable persons.

Whilst not exhaustive, this content will continue to develop to provide a comprehensive resource for reference for first responders and investigators to provide concise and accurate information about different applications they may encounter. The content will provide key pieces of information that are required to undertand the functionality of the application, how it can be used and adopted and what challenges it may present in terms of investigation.

The sites and networks in this module will continue to increase and develop over time as technology advances and sites develop and emerge but will always contain at least guidance on the most popular social networks. On launch, this includes guidance on the leading networks worldwide (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat), messaging platforms (including WhatsApp and Telegram) and a range of other sites and apps including dating platforms and media sharing applications.


Content Author

Here at Blue Lights Digital we have developed a range of platforms to support investigations, as well as providing continued support and education for investigations professionals, helping to grow their own Digital Investigation and Intelligence capability.

Evolve is designed to deliver on-demand access to knowledge and subject matter experts that allow skills and knowledge to be quickly acquired.

The system delivers a ground-breaking approach to increasing digital capability through a mobile application and online resources available to anyone, anytime, anywhere.


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