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Win for responsible OSINT: Swedish town moves webcam covering naval base
OSINT_Webcam- Covert Shores
Screenshot showing that the webcam's angle was moved around midday on 17th August 2017.

A recent Covert Shores article highlighted the potential use of public webcams to provide Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) about submarine operating patterns and capabilities. This used a webcam overlooking the Swedish Naval Base of Karlskrona as an example because the topic of that particular webcam was already in the media (there are numerous other webcams elsewhere representing similar threats to submarine operations). Since the article the local government has a agreed to the navy’s request to move the camera.

It is rare for mainstream media and local government to have any awareness of OSINT, and rarer still for OSINT analysis to influence public decision making. This outcome is a great example of how responsible OSINT reporting can have positive outcomes for armed forces.

Before (with submarine annotated) and after:
OSINT_Webcam- Covert Shores
OSINT_Webcam- Covert Shores


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