Open Source Network Tools for Investigations 

What is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)? Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is defined as data and information that is collected legally from open and publicly available resources. Obtaining the information doesn’t require any type of secretive method and is retrieved in a manner that is legal and meets copyright requirements.  The Internet has all the information […]

Do You Speak Emoji?

Emojis are now a part of our culture and are being used as a way to communicate everything from emotions to soliciting drugs. Marketers are going as far as to mine emojis in social media the same way they mine data; to determine the emotion behind a brand. Some speculate it will morph into a […]

The Risks of Social Media in Litigation

Social media is obviously not going anywhere. You’ve heard the statistics: Facebook is approaching 600 million users, Twitter users post 90 million “tweets” per day, and the fastest growing demographic of social-media users are those over age 55. The impact of social media cannot be ignored. It is not just influencing how we communicate, but […]

The Dark Web: What’s New?

Even if you haven’t heard of the term “dark web”, you can probably discern that it’s not a great place to be.  This anonymous, virtually untraceable area of the internet makes it ripe for illegal activity.  When you surf the internet, you’re just scratching the surface. “Only about 5% of the internet is actually indexed […]