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Remote work is just work: secure the new normal

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Surface web vs. dark web: not as black and white as it may seem
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OSINT news roundup: compromised crops, bridge saboteurs and tech surveillance
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Automating collection for SOC investigations
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Why you should be on the dark web

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Foolproof security of user web activity

Even the most security-aware users make mistakes and can accidentally expose their organizations’ networks to malware and other…

AI for OSINT

What we can find when we know where to look: applying AI to social OSINT

This company’s AI technology tracks alt-social media sites to document trends and violent rhetoric, creating reports and saving time for…

How EXIF data can further your research

A picture worth a thousand words: How EXIF data can further your research

Behind each image on the web is a story. Discovering the story may be easier than you think if you peel back the layers and peak behind the…

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Well, factually: 6 tips for diligent fact-checking

We compiled the best of the best tips and tricks from the NeedleStack podcast's fact-checking series, so you don't have to.

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Using open-source information to combat organized retail crime

It's the season of online shopping and with it comes organized retail crime. Lucky for financial firms and law enforcement, OSINT can help…

OSINT news roundup: OSINT for defense, the NOFORN caveat and diversification

OSINT news roundup: OSINT for defense, the NOFORN caveat and diversification

Stay up to date with the latest OSINT news from around the world

What can Ukraine tell us about Taiwan?

What can Ukraine tell us about Taiwan?

Many analysts are warning China is gearing up to invade Taiwan. Could Russia be a predictor of their strategy?

The four pillars of Russian disinfo

The 4 pillars of propaganda: Russian disinfo techniques and how to be more discerning

Chris Paul of Rand Corporation joined NeedleStack to outline their research on Russian disinformation tactics and what researchers can…

missile programmers have been ID'ed

OSINT news roundup: missile programmer IDs, economic impact analysis, arctic energy delays and monitoring foreign investment

Stay up to date with the latest OSINT news from around the world

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The Dark Web

Online research seeks to leave no stone unturned. Yet many researchers are hesitant — or not allowed — to explore the dark web. Our series explores the basics of the dark web and how to safely leverage it for a range of investigations in a way that protects researchers and their organizations. 

Understanding the dark web and how it can aid your investigation

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