If you’ve ever searched online for your own name or the name of someone else, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of the results point to various people search websites like Spokeo, Intellius, and many others. Each site will typically provide a small amount of information about a person for free, offering more information for a fee. This information can potentially include … [Read more...] about Use Chrome Developer Tools to View Masked Phone Numbers for Free on a Popular People Search Site
Facebook data is super useful for open source intelligence (OSINT) investigations and academic research alike. Facebook does not make it easy to collect data from its site, however. Jake Creps posed a question on his OSINT blog about how to collect lists of people who marked themselves on Facebook as having attended certain events. In this post, I will walk you through a method … [Read more...] about Facebook OSINT: How to Collect Attendee Names and Profile URLs from Event Pages
Bots, fake news, and disinformation--oh my! It seems that not a day goes by without new reports of social media bots being used by political propagandists both foreign and domestic. At times, the situation seems hopeless. But it is not. My experience over the last year with incorporating basic social media intelligence (SOCMINT) activities into my courses gives me hope that we … [Read more...] about 5 Ways You Can Bring Social Media Intelligence Into The Classroom
Bottom Line Up Front The first person to tweet about the Las Vegas shootings is likely a real estate agent from Antioch, California. It is possible that he was on vacation in Las Vegas at the time. Background Earlier today, Caroline Orr (rvawonk on Twitter) tweeted a screenshot of what she claims are the first two tweets to mention the shootings in Las … [Read more...] about Who Was The First Person To Tweet About the Las Vegas Shooting?