Week in OSINT #2019–24

A week filled with Facebook fails, Twitter news and some nice tools and sites

Sector035
Sector035
Jun 17 · 6 min read
  • Buildings of the World
  • Dollar for Docs
  • Twitter Disinfo Dataset
  • Twitter Disinfo FAIL

Site: Facebook

Do you still know here were you were when Facebook changed their graph search? You probably did, and so do many other online sleuths out there.

Results of finding mutual friends of two users, that both work or worked for the Nigerian Army

Site: Buldings of the World

For a Quiztime challenge I sent out the other week (sorry Christiaan for taking your spot!) people needed to locate a billboard somewhere in Africa. One of the ways to solve this challenge was to dive into the phone number and license plates, and then find the buildings in the background. Twitter user ‘mcoumans’ found the site Emporis, that can help you locate high buildings. A second site that popped up again in a Quiztime challenge was Phorio. So again these sites were helpful to solve a seemingly impossible geolocation. So you have a challenging photo with some high buildings in the background? Then think about these websites.


Site: Dollars for Docs

Another great addition to my newsletter via AccessOSINT, this time it’s a public database by ProPublica with information about any form of payments by pharmaceutical companies towards doctors or hospitals in the U.S. from August 2013 to December 2016.


Site: Twitter Disinfo Dataset

The first two entries of the data set that is available
Each folder includes 6 types of files / folder, comprising the full archive of information disclosed about that information operation:
* _tweets_csv_hashed.zip - all tweets and metadata
* _users_csv_hashed.zip - list of users and profile metadata
* _profile_banner_hashed.zip - profile photos and profile banners. Users with the default Twitter profile pic and/or banner are not included
* _tweet_media_hashed - folder containing tweet media. Within the folder, there are a number of .zip files where each contains a number of users' tweet media (Number of .zip files varies based on the volume of media; See _tweet_media_hashed_README files for details about which users are in which numbered .zip file)
* _tweet_media_hashed_README - file that details which users' tweet media are in which numbered .zip file
* _periscope_hashed.zip - Periscope broadcasts, where each sub-folder contains the users' broadcasts (users without a Periscope account are not included; users with a Periscope account with no broadcasts have an empty sub-folder)

News: Twitter Disinfo FAIL


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