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Friday, January 27
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Beating censorship: putting the “open” in open source

How EXIF data can further your research
A picture worth a thousand words: How EXIF data can further your research
What we can find when we know where to look: applying AI to social OSINT
What can Ukraine tell us about Taiwan?
What can Ukraine tell us about Taiwan?
Malvertising schemes on the rise
A recent Google malvertising scheme highlights the need for secure research environment

Latest blogs

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5 tips for OSINT on the dark web

Michael James of OSINT Curious Project shares his advice on conducting OSINT on the dark web, including how to stay secure, anonymous and…

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OSINT news roundup: damage assessments, location data and, lagging intel strategies

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

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The fall of FTX: What happened and what could have been done differently

The fall of FTX could have been predicted if researchers conducted proper blockchain analysis, but that didn’t happen until it was too late…

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Managed attribution FAQs: answers to your most common questions

Authentic8 answers FAQs about managed attribution and misattribution from online investigators who need to cloak or be anonymous for…

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OSINT news roundup: fighting misinfo in Africa, recruiting bloggers and hackathon doxing

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

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OSINT news roundup: export controls, Russian influence and lessons from Ukraine

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

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FAQ: web isolation and the zero-trust maturity model

Nearly every organization is pursuing or perfecting zero-trust architecture. Web isolation can be a fast win in this sizable undertaking.…

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Reading for research: 5 books to better your OSINT

Winter is a great time to curl up with a good book. Why not make your next read an asset to your research?


OSINT in the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act

A new congressional bill could shape the way open-source intelligence is utilized.

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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

3 things to consider before you start your dark web investigation

Essential tools for improving surface and dark web research

Best practices for creating a dark web access policy