Every person has a history that wouldn’t be apparent on the first impression. This past can cause problems in the workplace and bring adverse effects to one’s company or business. A free background check can come in handy, mainly to tackle any mishap or difficult situation beforehand. These back...
You may have heard the outlandish claim: Bill Gates is using the Covid-19 vaccine to implant microchips in everyone so he can track where they go. It’s false, of course, debunked repeatedly by journalists and fact-checking organizations. Yet the falsehood persists online — in fact, it’s one of...
The process of getting your social media accounts verified is mysterious and extremely desirable. For those who don’t know, social media verification is when your account handle has a blue check next to it. You will see A-list celebrities, athletes, musicians, successful brands, and top social med...
No one loves email bounce backs, primarily when SDRs conduct cold email campaigns. According to a recent report by Constant Contact, the average email bounce rate is 7.75%. But the good email bounce rate is less than 2%. Anything above 2% is considered critical. Email verification techniques can ...
According to new research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, there are 3.8 billion social media users around the world. “Nearly 60% of the world’s population is already online,” said Simon Kemp, Chief Analyst at DataReportal (who produced the research), “The latest trends suggest that mor...
Long favored by spooks and spies, OSINT is also a powerful weapon in the security pro’s armory In July 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed some 50km from the Ukrainian-Russian border. All 298 passengers and crew onboard the Boeing 777 lost their lives. In ...
At the beginning of August 2019, a young white man entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and opened fire with an AK-47-style rifle ordered online, killing 22 people and injuring 25 more. Less than an hour after the shooting was reported, internet researchers found an anti-immigrant essay uploaded to ...
Identity fraud is now more threatening than ever Technology is changing the way people do business but, in doing so, it increases the risks around security. Identity fraud is especially on the rise. In fact, it’s estimated this type of fraud has doubled in just the last year. And, while the bank...
Crowdfunding has become the de facto way to support individual ventures and philanthropic efforts. But as crowdfunding platforms have risen to prominence, they’ve also attracted malicious actors who take advantage of unsuspecting donors. Last August, a report from the Verge investigated the D...
Reverse image search is one of the most well-known and easiest digital investigative techniques, with two-click functionality of choosing “Search Google for image” in many web browsers. This method has also seen widespread use in popular culture, perhaps most notably in the MTV show Catfish, wh...
Annotation of a doctored image shared by Rep. Paul A. Gosar on Twitter. (Original 2011 photo of President Barack Obama with then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Charles Dharapak/AP) To a trained eye, the photo shared by Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Monday was obviously fake. At a glance,...
[Source: This article was published in halifaxtoday.ca By Ian Milligan - Uploaded by the Association Member: Deborah Tannen] Today, and into the future, consulting archival documents increasingly means reading them on a screen Our society’s historical record is undergoing a dramatic transformation...
[Source: This article was published in globalnews.ca By Jessica Vomiero - Uploaded by the Association Member: Anna K. Sasaki] Amid the frenzy of a cross-country RCMP manhunt for two young men who’ve been charged in one murder and are suspects in another double homicide a photo of an individual wh...
[Source: This article was published in thegroundtruthproject.org By Josh Coe - Uploaded by the Association Member: James Gill] Last week ProPublica uncovered a secret Facebook group for Customs and Border Patrol agents in which a culture of xenophobia and sexism seems to have thrived. The story wa...
 [Source: This article was Published in theconversation.com By Mona Kasra - Uploaded by the Association Member: Martin Grossner] It can be hard to tell whether a picture is real. Consider, as the participants in our recent research did, these two images and see whether you think neither, either or ...
[Source: This article was Published in beebom.com BY Beebom Staff - Uploaded by the Association Member: Clara Johnson] We all have experienced a situation where we are one step away from uploading our new profile picture in social media platform of choice and suddenly, we notice a weird object or pe...
[Source: This article was Published in zeenews.india.com - Uploaded by the Association Member: Dana W. Jimenez] BBC based its investigation on three points – where exactly did it happen, when did it happen, and who is responsible for the atrocities. A video emerged earlier this year, showing some ...
[This article is originally published in purdue.edu written By Chris Adam - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Grace Irwin] New technology makes it easier to follow a criminal’s digital footprint WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Cybercriminals can run, but they cannot hide from their digital fingerprints. Still, ...
[This article is originally published in newyorker.com written By Ned Beauman - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Jennifer Levin] An open-source investigation is a tool anybody can use; as it spreads, it will inevitably mingle with the sort of delirium and propaganda that Eliot Higgins has always meant it t...
[This article is originally published in bizjournals.com written by RSM US LLP - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Issac Avila] Persons engaged in fraud and illegal activity have long used several methods to hide ill-gotten assets. Today, forensic investigators have powerful new technological tools to track ...
[This article is originally published in icij.org written by Razzan Nakhlawi - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Robert Hensonw] Web scraping: How to harvest data for untold stories The thing about investigative reporting is, it’s hard work. Sure, we’ve got more data available now. But data presents its ...
[This article is originally published in bbc.com - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Bridget Miller] Police found an internet search for "Scotland serial killers" during an investigation into two women charged with murdering a disabled woman. Officers also discovered checks for "Peter Tobin" and "Peter Manue...
[This article is originally published in ijnet.org written by ALEXANDRA JEGERS - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Daniel K. Henry] If you didn’t make it to Seoul for this year’s Uncovering Asia conference — or just couldn’t beat two panels at the same time — never fear, tipsheets from the impre...
 Source: This article was published gijc2015.org By Zita Evangeline Campbell & Line Løtveit - Contributed by Member: Bridget Miller How do you research thoroughly, save time, and get directly to the source you wish to find? GIJN’s Research Director Gary Price, who is also the editor of InfoDOCK...
As more legal content becomes freely available on the web, many lawyers find that the Internet provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional computer-based legal research services. Using common search engines, lawyers can access all kinds of free content, including cases, background informati...
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