US Patent No. 9,571,590

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED DETECTION AND MONITORING OF ONLINE ACCOUNTS


Patent No. 9,571,590
Issue Date February 14, 2017
Title System And Method For Improved Detection And Monitoring Of Online Accounts
Inventorship Daniel Hodges, San Francisco, CA (US)
Joseph Anakata, Alameda, CA (US)
Assignee Location Labs, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,571,590

1. A computer-implemented monitoring and reporting method for monitoring social networking application use of a first user
based on instruction of a second user, the method comprising:
receiving identifying information of the first user of a social networking application enabled by a social networking system;
querying the social networking system via a network for information corresponding to the first user responsive to the instruction
of the second user;

comparing the queried information with predetermined criteria that identifies at least one content category to determine the
at least one content category corresponding to the identifying information, the at least one content category corresponding
to at least one of an activity or a communication enabled by the social networking system;

querying at a first time instance and at a second time instance the social networking system to determine in which of a plurality
of communication channels the at least one content category is shared, wherein a particular communication channel of the plurality
of communication channels corresponds to at least one of a recipient or a recipient group;

determining a change in which communication channels the at least one content category is shared from the first time instance
to the second time instance; and

providing a report to the second user responsive to the determined change in which communication channels the at least one
content category is shared from the first time instance to the second time instance, the report comprising an indication of
the determined at least one content category with the determined change of in which communication channels the at least one
content category is shared.