What to do when a Facebook profile is private?

This blogpost is made after a 10minute video I made for the virtual conference OSMOSIS 2020 and was inspired @hatless1der blogpost. Probably every OSINT investigator has encountered this problem; you’ve found your targets Facebook profile but it is completely private. So what can you do? Clicking the buttons One of the ways to start is by ‘clicking the buttons’. On a Facebook-profile there are quite … Continue reading What to do when a Facebook profile is private?

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When there is no Google Earth or Street View, what can you do?

When doing investigations in countries other than the one you reside in, it can be helpful to have social media to give you a view of what a certain place can look like. Although we can rely on tools like Google Earth, Bing’s Birds Eye View, Sentinel Hub and others to give us satellite imagery or street view, you can run into locations where there … Continue reading When there is no Google Earth or Street View, what can you do?

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Facebook: Classic vs New – Which is Better for OSINT?

As you might have noticed, Facebook is changing its design. Where some of us have the possibility to switch between the old and new layout, some of us are in the ‘New’ and have no option to switch back anymore. From September 2020, Facebook will only show you the New design. So for the couple of days left; which design is better for OSINT investigations? … Continue reading Facebook: Classic vs New – Which is Better for OSINT?

The new Facebook Graph Search – part 2

This blogpost is inspired by @djnemec‘s Github gist, which you can find here https://gist.github.com/nemec/2ba8afa589032f20e2d6509512381114. The next step In this part, we’re talking about combining searches. Just like in part 1, we will be translating JSON to Base64. And of course we’ll take you through it step by step 🙂 What to combine? Well, you can only combine when you stay in the same category. In … Continue reading The new Facebook Graph Search – part 2

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Muting the Twitter algorithm and using basic search operators for better OSINT research

In July 2019 Twitter had some updates to their interface, search-URLs and overall user-experience. They changed a lot of things in the background which made the user-experience for researchers less useful. Actually a tweet thread started by @thegrugq inspired me to write this blog. With this blog you can take a few basic steps to bring back the user experience of “the old” Twitter like … Continue reading Muting the Twitter algorithm and using basic search operators for better OSINT research