A little late after being hungover from both food or alcohol for the last week and a half, we decided to make a list of our favorite investigations from the past year. All of the investigations below affected us or taught us a great deal. There are no doubt a few missing from this list […]
This post was written in August 2022. On the 26 July 2022, the Russian Theft Report dropped, claiming to ‘expose’ Russia’s looting of Ukrainian assets “like steel and grain” using “open-source intelligence tools”. The report was the work of the Initiative for the Study of Russian Piracy (ISRP) a self-described group of “former U.S. government […]
After weeks of wrangling, European leaders last week reached agreement to ban 75% of Russian oil shipments into the EU. The sanctions target all seaborne oil shipments from Russia to European ports. Lots has been written about where Russian oil and gas is going, but I thought it might be interesting to take a look […]
In this article, we explain how we were able to identify the companies behind the transport of Russian oil to European markets. Our aim was to identify the shipping companies facilitating the trade of Russian oil and gas and shed a light on the often opaque supply chains run by shipping companies.
Up until the beginning of the 16th Century, most maps of cities were drawn from a hillside view, also called a side-on or birds-eye perspective. They often lacked accuracy as buildings in the forefront would appear larger than equally sized buildings in the the distance. The surrounding landscape and prominent features were often exaggerated. Many […]
On March 9th 2022, Greenpeace launched a Twitter bot called @RUTankerTracker. The bot tweets out every time a ship leaves a Russian port with oil or gas. Thanks to the bot, Greenpeace was able to confirm that 148 super tankers had left Russia since the start of the war. The shipping industry is deceptive and […]
Since Russia began the invasion of Ukraine last week, the Twitter OSINT community, open-source investigators, and analysts, have been in full gear and many working around the clock. Volunteers and professionals (often both simultaneously) are verifying bits of information, tracking casualties and lost equipment, and geolocation airstrikes. I have participated in this Twitterverse myself but […]
An important part of any investigation is verifying pieces of evidence that you or your team have managed to collect, be it images, videos, or statements made by witnesses or court documents. In most cases, easier said than done. There are a number of variables that determine the difficulty of verifying, say an image. The […]
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Det er ofte avgjørende å vite hvor du skal lete etter dokumenter som er relevante for etterforskningen din. Et av stedene å lete etter slik informasjon er Aleph. Drevet av Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Aleph er en av de mest nyttige databasene for å se offentlige poster, lekkasjer, alt mulig. Ta en […]
Hvis du er ny i OSINT-verdenen (OOSI, OSI, etc.) og ønsker å komme i gang, er dette guiden for deg. Publisert av Bellingcat, vil denne omfattende guiden kommer til å hjelpe deg med det grunnleggendeog få en følelse av hva det vil si å etterforske med bruk av åpne kilder. Det inkluderer også en rekke […]
Ocelli-prosjektet startet som et svar på rettsforfølgelsen av rohingya-folket i Myanmar. I desember 2021 publiserte Ocelli Project funnene sine hvor de kunne vise til 38 000 bygninger som hadde blitt ødelagt, hvor av 24 000 av disse hadde tydelige brennskader. De gjorde det meste, om ikke alt dette, eksternt og frivillig. Det er en av […]
The Ocelli Project started as a response to the prosecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. In December 2021, Ocelli Project published their findings documenting 38,000 buildings that had been destroyed whereas 24,000 of these had clear burn marks. They did most, if not all of this, remotely and volunteer-run. It is one of the […]
Kanskje fra et reduksjonistisk perspektiv ville civil etterrforskning ikke anses som noe nytt. Det er en cocktail av verktøy, metoder og disipliner, som har eksistert en god stund og som brukes av grav journalisten, den akademiske kriminologen eller aktivist kunstneren. Likevel, sett helhetlig, er civil etterforskning banebrytende, radikale og kanskje bare tatt første steg. Temaet […]
Perhaps from a reductionist perspective, citizen investigations would not be considered anything new. It is a cocktail of tools, methodologies, and disciplines, that have existed for some time and that are used by the investigative journalist, the academic criminologist or the activist artist. Yet, when viewed holistically, citizen investigations are ground-breaking, radical, and perhaps, just […]