Listening and responding at times of crisis June 21, 2017 Social media is playing an increasingly key role in counter-terrorist operations before, during and after terrorist incidents. Jon Coaffee explores how law enforcement authorities might best use social media to warn and inform the public about possible threats. Dark Challenges to Public Security June 7, 2017 As is the case for many breakthrough technologies, the anonymity of the dark web has facilitated criminal practices alongside the initially intended legitimate uses. As a prelude to our next workshop Serena Ogerro outlines the challenges the dark web presents to those working to deliver and enhance public security. MEDIA4SEC provides a smile to a global audience May 24, 2017 Jose Diego represented MEDIA4SEC at this year’s SMILE Conference in Long Beach, California and discovered the international appeal of our project’s work. Here he outlines the conference and MEDIA4SEC’s unique insights. Policing by proxy: How social media is changing everyday practice in Northern Ireland May 10, 2017 Chris McWilliams provides an insight into the Police Service of Northern Ireland's use of social media and the benefits it provides for everyday policing in the province. Social media and policing of mass gatherings April 26, 2017 Social media platforms are playing an increasing role in the planning and evolution of recent mass gatherings. Nikos Moustakidis outline the issues this presents for public security and how we will be addressing them in our next workshop. Opportunities and Challenges for Social Media Adoption April 12, 2017 In part two of his article Jon Coaffee outlines the opportunities and challenges our expertise panel have identified in the wider adoption of social media for public security purposes Social media and policing priority areas March 29, 2017 Through a survey of the views of an expert panel of stakeholders we have examined the future trends and opportunities for social media in public security. In the first of two parts, Jon Coaffee outlines the likely future trends. A Pattern Language of Social Media Practice in Public Security March 22, 2017 Social media is being used in different ways by security planners and others. In this article Sebastian Denef outline our inventory of practices and present a pattern language to help understand these usages and their connections. Within the Law? The legal challenges of using social media in public security February 1, 2017 In the second of our ethics posts, Arnold Roosendaal explores the legal challenges when using social media in public security. Morally secure? The key ethical challenges of social media use in public security January 25, 2017 What are the ethical challenges to the use of social media in public security. The MEDI@4SEC team of ethicists explore some of the issues which arise. DIY Policing: The Modern Sherlock Holmes December 6, 2016 New technologies have enabled citizens to take on tasks which were previously only undertaken by the police and other security organisations. Sebastian Denef explores the phenomena of DIY policing and highlights it benefits and drawbacks. The lay of the land - rising to the challenges of social media November 16, 2016 What is the state of the art use of social media in the domain of public security and policing? What influence and impacts have been reported? And What are the opportunities and challenges? Marijn Rijken provides an overview our main findings and outline some of the key questions that MEDI@4SEC is engaging with. Shining a blue light on social media‘s impact on public safety and security November 9, 2016 How does MEDI@4SEC dress the urgent need to bring together communities, policing and policy makers to tackle how social media can be better utilised to tackle crime and the fear of crime. Jon Coaffee explains.