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OSINT news roundup: Data leaks, OSINT for oceans and conflict zones

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

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Collecting OSINT on Discord: a guide

An in-depth guide for collecting publicly available information on the popular voice, video and text messaging app, Discord, for OSINT…

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samdesk and Authentic8 team up to facilitate safer, faster decision-making in response to global events

Authentic8 and samdesk work together to provide analysts with the most reliable online research tools.

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OSINT news roundup: War crimes, cyberspace and gender in OSINT

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What not to do on the dark web

While digital investigations can benefit from info on the dark web, venturing into this hidden web has unique challenges and hazards. To…

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Secure OSINT: Authentic8 and Fivecast integration

Authentic8 and Fivecast have brought together their powerhouse solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of highly sensitive…

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OSINT news roundup: Truth Hounds, OSINT open season, buying personal records

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

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Protecting the mental health of OSINT researchers

Having spent many years as a military intelligence analyst and as an open-source intelligence (OSINT) analyst, mental health was one…

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Counternarcotics OSINT: tracking online drug dealers

Drug dealers use social media, surface and dark websites to sell illegal narcotics. Learn how OSINT techniques and Silo for Research can…

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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

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