Category Archives: Upgrades

Hugo Chavez Dead – Venezuela Live Streams Launched

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Vice President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement:

Venezuela’s government announced the death of President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday, ending 14 years of charismatic rule by the firebrand socialist but leaving his party firmly in control of the nation.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro’s voice broke several times and tears ran down his face as he appeared on national television to announce that Chavez died at 3:55 p.m EST “after battling tough with an illness over nearly two years.”

He did not say what exactly killed Chavez, although the government had announced the previous night that a new, severe respiratory infection had severely weakened him.

A Venezuela Monitor has been added to subscriber’s “Locations” menu. It tracks developments in Venezuela’s government, military, policy, and security along with dicussions about social unrest and violence. Covert Contact will monitor the situation closely and provide additional monitors or updates as required.

Subscriptions to Covert Contact’s array of hundreds of global security live streams are available for only $10 per month.

Menu and Monitor Upgrades

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The main menu has undergone a substantial redesign which should make finding the topic you are interested in easier. Several new sections have been added to facilitate this. The current list includes:

  • Locations
  • Terrorism – Violence
  • Counterterrorism
  • Intelligence
  • Military
  • Economy
  • Misc. Topic
  • Movements
  • People
  • Events
  • Widescreen
  • Weapons – WMD
  • Information Security
  • Envrionment

As part of this ongoing consolidation many of the monitors themselves have been re-written and some have been consolidated. The overall signal to noise ratio has been significantly improved. You can see the current list of topics here.

More upgrades are underway so stay tuned for updates.

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Now Monitoring – Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry

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This monitor is configured to track mentions of the State Department or John Kerry. It also tracks statements made by John Kerry. That stream is particularly active this moment as Kerry breezes through his confirmation hearing.

Subscriptions to Covert Contact’s array of hundreds of global security live streams are available for only $10 per month.

Now Monitoring: CIA Director Nominee John Brennan

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This monitor tracks mentions of John Brennan and to the position that he’s likely to hold. Subscribers can find the monitor under “People” on the main menu.

Subscriptions to Covert Contact’s array of hundreds of global security live streams are available for only $10 per month.

Central African Republic Live Streams Added

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This monitor looks at mentions of the country, its capital city Bangui, the Seleka rebels, and involvement by Economic Community of Central African States in the conflict.

Subscribers can find the CAR Monitor listed on the “Locations” menu.

Subscriptions to Covert Contact’s array of hundreds of global security live streams are available for only $10 per month.

Anonymous vs. Westboro Baptist Church

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Anonymous, and hackers such as @th3j35t3r, have been busy making life miserable for the Westboro Baptist Church since that group celebrated the recent Sandy Hook school shooting. This monitor is tracking mentions of the “church”, their involvement in protests (and specifically protests at funerals), and the Anonymous operation aimed at making their lives difficult.

Subscribers can find the monitor under “Events”.

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Introducing the Widescreen Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Monitor

Covert Contact - Live Streaming Social Media Intelligence - Jodan Widescreen Monitor

Jordan has some serious challenges ahead. It is struggling with growing internal unrest, dangerous radical elements, and conflict on its borders. All of this makes it worthy of a comprehensive widescreen monitor.

This monitor is tracking mentions of Jordan and Amman, discussions about the government and royal family, the Jordanian military and security forces, Jordanian intelligence, radical elements inside the country, issues related to Syria (both the government and rebels) and Iran, and incidents of violence and protest.

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Egypt Widescreen Monitor – Seven Live Streams Covering Increasing Protests and Violence

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The massive protests that chased President Morsi from his palace yesterday are turning violent today as clashes break out between Morsi supporters and opponents. This new widescreen monitor is covering all mentions of Egypt, President Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Egyptian military, Egyptian police and security forces (including riot police), discussions about protests, incidents of violence, and links to relevant photos and videos. It’s a great way to stay on top of a volatile situation.

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Missile and Rocket Monitor Added Ahead of North Korean Launch

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The North Korea Monitor is doing a good of tracking recent North Korean activity but missiles and rockets are worthy of a dedicated monitor. This monitor tracks launches, missile defense, use by non-state actors (such as Hamas, rebels in Syria, and Hezbollah, and testing. Subscribers can find it under “Topics”.

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Sharia Law Live Streams Added

 
The Sharia Law Monitor tracks discussions about Sharia, Islamic scholars, judges, and leaders, as well as discussions about Islamic jurisprudence. Subscribers can find it under “Topics”.

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