Steven Aftergood: CIA Closes Down OSINT, Commission Objects

Improved Access to Open Source Intelligence Urged Congress should require the Director of National Intelligence to make open source intelligence more widely available, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended in its latest annual report. Last June, the former OpenSource.gov web portal was “decommissioned.” Its contents were transferred to classified or restricted networks that are mostly …

Berto Jongman: Twitter Suspends Several “OSINT” Accounts, Censorship Being Attributed to Foreign Government Demands

Concerned users worry as Twitter suspends several ‘OSINT’ news accounts Users feared that censorship or targeted complaints by a foreign government had resulted in the suspension. Phi Beta Iota: The Zionists used embedded Anti-Defamation League (ADL) “trusted flaggers,” their own hidden code buried in each system, and large numbers of trolls to achieve their censorship …

Robert Steele: Columbia Journalism Review Guide to OSINT (1% of It)

A Guide to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Michael Edison Hayden Columbia Journalism Review Introduction | One: The Difference between Open and Closed Networks | Two: Searching the Open Web | Three: Verifying the Authenticity of Social Media Accounts | Four: Verifying Images and Videos | Five: Exploring Fringe Websites | Six: Using Archives, Saving Your …

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Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is about knowing who knows and being able to formulate a requirement, collect in all languages and mediums against that requirement, process and analyze the totality of the information collected, and deliver a “bubble gum card” answer to a decision-maker with less than three minutes to digest the decision-support.  Information is …

Berto Jongman: Jake Creps OSINT Tools for the Dark Web

OSINT Tools for the Dark Web As OSINT investigators, collectors, and analysts, we have to be familiar with the dark web and be able to navigate it with efficiency. We also have to be able to extract information from it in a targeted, efficient matter. Here are a few tools you can use to get …

Boyd Davis Sutton: In Memory – Godfather of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Boyd Davis Sutton, 1941-2018 Boyd Davis Sutton died suddenly this past week following a 76 year love affair with life. His official obituary in now online. In the mid-1990’s Boyd was asked by then Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet to study the shortfalls and potential solutions for achieving “global coverage” of the world, something …

Pogo: The CIA’s Party Line on OSINT — Crap with a Ribbon Plus Robert Steele Comment with Links

Wrapping Intelligence Around the Open Source Whirlwind In the internet age, the digital breadcrumbs humans leave in their wake can be harnessed – the geotag on a tweeted photo, or the time stamps on a YouTube video upload. This open source, publicly available material, once scorned by the secret-stealers of the intelligence community, is rising …