MIMS challenge the distinction of public and private online spaces. By placing MIMS such as WhatsApp at the intersection of two technical lineages- that of Mobile Messaging Services and of Instant Messaging Services (such as ICQ and IRC), we distil lessons for research and law enforcement from both.
Content moderation on social media has been in public scrutiny recently. Takedowns often have unintended consequences which archival projects like Tattle can address. But archival projects are also susceptible to the kind of abuse that necessitates takedowns.
Today we see a rampant proliferation of video content via various social media channels all over the world. We explore the Katna library to extract key frames from a video to feed into our duplicate image search engine
This blog discusses some of the challenges faced, and related design decisions that Tattle has taken in implementing one of it’s goals- the creation of a globally accessible archive of multi-media messages circulated on chat apps.