Techniques

Extract, Research, Verify: Quiztime 6th October 2020.

Ever since I started blogging about image geolocation I’ve tried to write about methods and techniques that make solving these kind of puzzles more structured and systematic. In my professional career I was (until recently) a criminal investigator so it was helpful for me to transfer habits and methodologies from traditional investigation to the subject …

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Website OSINT: What’s The Link Between Antifa.com and Russia?

The term “OSINT” sometimes gets thrown around a little too loosely. The “open source” part of OSINT is straightfoward enough: there’s a world of information out there and with enough digging and practice you can find almost anything you could ever think of – but by itself this is not OSINT. The “intelligence” part of …

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Signs You’re Following A Fake Twitter Account…

The challenge of dealing with fake accounts that spread disinformation is probably one of the greatest challenges facing the large social media companies. Most methods used to detect fake Twitter accounts (like the excellent Botometer) assume that they are working at scale and are automated, and for large bot operations this is almost always the …

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