The Company Helping the IRS Go Undercover Online
Internal IRS documents obtained by Motherboard show the IRS paid Israeli firm Cobwebs Technologies hundreds of thousands of dollars for a tool that helps it monitor the web while undercover.
Blockbuster NYTimes Story Accidentally Leaked Phone Numbers of Russian Soldiers Criticizing War
For months, the Times has been exposing the phone numbers of soldiers who criticized the war as well as the numbers of potential family members.
OSINT Experts React to Musk's Flight-Tracking Twitter Bans
The experts who use public information to document war crimes and help criminal investigations say Musk's bans will limit the public's knowledge.
How Online Flight Trackers Have Helped People Follow Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, and Russian Oligarchs’ Private Flights
Open-source flight trackers have been repeatedly used to break news over the last few weeks.
Talking to the OSINT Expert Helping Foreign Students Flee Ukraine
International students going to Sumy State University in Ukraine are having a hard time fleeing the country, but people on the outside are working to help.
Inside the OSINT Operation to Get Foreign Students Out of Ukraine
A ragtag group of hackers and OSINT professionals is using everything from open flight data to Google Maps to evacuate foreign students from Ukraine.
Satellite Images Begin to Show Scale of Destruction in Ukraine
Newly taken images show the besieged city of Mariupol before and after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Google Maps Live Traffic Showed the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
“I think big data companies often don’t want to face squarely how useful their data can be.”
The Internet Is Debunking Russian War Propaganda in Real Time
It’s become increasingly difficult for Russia to publish believable propaganda.
Russian Cops Arrest Journalist Who Exposed Spies Involved in MH-17 Downing
Authorities raided Roman Dobrokhotov's house and seized his devices after the Russian government labeled his newspaper as a "foreign agent."
Researcher Uncovers 'Critical Race Theory' Astroturfing Campaign
Berman and Company admitted it is the organization behind a campaign protesting against New York City schools curricula.
Archivists Are Mining Parler Metadata to Pinpoint Crimes at the Capitol
Technologists are using scripts and tools to now pull noteworthy content from the huge Parler dataset.