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Tools and Techniques

Recommended Tools to have and learn

  1. VPN service - Do your research before you buy.

  2. - reverse image search. Works with screenshots in your 'clipboard'. Allows you to seach for context

  3. OBS - Free Screen recording software allow you to record and create content.

  4. Secured Email -

  5. - exploration and street view.

  6. Yandex/DuckDuckGo/Yippee - More anonymous search tools that show more than Google at times.

  7. Notepad++

  8. Greenshot screenshot tool

  9. VSDC

  10. Image editing software - Photoshop, Gimp, Meme Generator

Other Community Resources

Coreys Digs

Corey hass been an awesome investigative journalist throughout this war, and has shared their resource list here:

From pinned thread on /qresearch/:
Not all of the below links have been verified by me. Time constraints limit what I am not able to dig on related to some of this. Learning tools like this can prove to be very technical and time consuming but can provide useful application. I do like to know whats available though and attempt to learn something new whenever things are slow. Many more at the above link, provided for your awareness.

Facebook Ad Library

The Ad Library provides advertising transparency by offering a comprehensive, searchable collection of all ads currently running from across Facebook Products. Anyone can explore the Library, with or without a Facebook account. This can be used to see where advertising is being used to attract and coordinate Antifa.



Scrape public storie1 from SnapChats. Useful for gathering intelligence on Antifa nodes using SnapChat.

Monitors chat status activity of Facebook uses to know when they are on their device and when they are not.



Quickly scrape all Instagram photos from a person.



SpiderFoot is a reconnaissance tool that automatically queries over 100 public data sources to gather intelligence on IP addresses, domain names, e-mail addresses, names and more. When combined with basic emoji replacement attacks (self-hosted images used in private chats that look like an emoji but give you the IP address of people who see them), this can be incredibly useful at identifying people from an IP address alone.


Face Recognition

Useful when paired with image scrapers to identify people in videos and images.



Generate username lists from companies on LinkedIn.


Universal Reddit Scraper

This is a universal Reddit scraper where you can manually specify subreddits to scrape, specify which category of posts to scrape for each subreddit, and how many results are returned.



Twint is an advanced Twitter scraping tool written in Python that allows for scraping Tweets from Twitter profiles without using Twitter's API.



Curated list of vetted and useful OSINT tools.



PwnBin is a webcrawler which searches public pastebins for specified keywords.



Find a username across multiple social media networks.



Get basic PII on a target from paywall sites.


Graph Commons

A useful tool to build graphs that detail and share the relationships between people, organizations, and data.



A useful tool to build graphs that also lets you link to other public Milanote graphs.

A basic diagramming tool.



A Geolocation OSINT Tool. Offers geolocation information gathering through social networking platforms.

Intelligence X

NSA-Like Search Tool for darknet and archives.


Buscador Investigative Operating System

An OS focused on OSINT


Maltego CE

Maltego is an interactive data mining tool that renders directed graphs for link analysis. The tool is used in online investigations for finding relationships between pieces of information from various sources located on the Internet.



Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, RAW Graphs aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, OpenRefine) and vector graphics editors (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, Sketch).


SIPRI Arms Trade Register

SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources.

Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters




The Camopedia site is a living document, providing a comprehensive, accurate, and academically-supported database referencing all of the major military and paramilitary camouflage patterns that have been in use around the world since the beginning of the 20th century. This reference is available as a free resource for historians, government agencies, military personnel, collectors, artists & designers, airsoft & MILSIM enthusiasts, military modelers, and all others with an interest in camouflage design, development, and history.



Human Trafficking Flow Map

Visualization design and development by the Center for Statistics and Visualization at the University of Denver



Donor Search

Welcome to the beta test of a DonorSearch FREE Service.



Fortune 500 List

Fortune 500 List



Kleptocracy Initiative

Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative studies the corrosive threat to American democracy and national security posed by imported corruption and illicit financial flows from authoritarian regimes.



BBC Country Profiles

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.



Mapping Arms Trade

Mapping Arms Trade




Let your visitors turn web pages into PDF with a single click!



The Open Source Intelligence resource discovery toolkit

Large collection of data sources




Spoonbill lets you see profile changes from the people you follow on Twitter.


The States With Anti-Corruption Measures for Public officials (S.W.A.M.P.) Index is a comparative scorecard which rates 50 States and the District of Columbia based on the laws and regulations governing ethics and transparency in the executive and legislative branches.




Watch radio from other nations



Mapping Militants

The Mapping Militants Project identifies patterns in the evolution of militant organizations in specified conflict theatres and provides representations of changing relationships among groups.



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The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training education and certification.


Foundation for Defense of Democracies The Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP) at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) studies national economic security, with a focus on how the U.S. can leverage its economic and financial power to achieve its national security objectives.



Financial Action Task Force

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions.

The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.



Global Modern Slavery Directory

Collection of anti-slavery organizations




High-quality and timely information makes all the difference to businesses that depend on the decisions made by Brazilian institutions. That is why JOTA offers a series of personalized products and services for every specific need.



Mixed Migration Centre

The MMC is a leading source for independent and high quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration.



Remittance Flows by Country

Tracking remittance payments worldwide is difficult because many countries do not track funds that are sent or received. Based on data the World Bank is able to collect, a statistical model is used to estimate the amount of money coming from each sending country to each receiving country.



Project Follow

The project studies daily practices of public and private actors who are countering terrorism financing. We study the dilemmas and ethical and practical challenges of detecting/monitoring, reporting and prosecuting terrorist financing in an increasingly technology- and data-driven context.


Resources for Development Consulting

A wide range of associates, including extractive sector economists and lawyers, mining and petroleum company executives, and financial auditors. We assist resource-rich countries in securing a fair share of the revenues generated from oil, gas and mining projects.


Search Opener

Simple tool for searching multiple search engines at once.

Small Arms Survey Weapons ID Database This database was developed with the support of the Royal Armouries UK, and features downloadable Weapons ID Sheets, which detail the visual information required to accurately identify and record particular types of weapons. With well over 30 varieties and copies of the original Kalashnikov assault rifle alone, this database is a valuable tool for any practitioners working in the field of small arms.


Tax Justice Network

The Tax Justice Network is an independent international network launched in 2003 (see our history here). Our core mission is to ‘change the weather’ on a wide range of issues related to tax, tax havens and financial globalisation. We push for systemic change.

Common Export Documents

This section covers documents that are commonly used in exporting, but specific requirements vary by destination and product. It is divided into the following subsections: common export documents, transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, other certificates for shipments of specific goods, other export-related documents, and temporary shipment documents. Learn more about export documentation. For additional assistance with country-specific documentation requirements, please email the Trade Information Center.



Search Dubai

Find useful places in Dubai to track big wigs



Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators)

Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators)



LexisNexis AML Insight

LexisNexis® AML Insight™ delivers a comprehensive collection of specialized searches and reports to help your Financial Crime Compliance investigators find, identify and assess risk relevant information and make well documented decisions. We provide you with the intelligence and analytics that you need to protect and grow your organization.


RS Charity Search

Tax Exempt Organization Search



Wayback Machine

Search the old internet



Economic Complexity Rankings

The Economic Complexity Index (ECI) and the Product Complexity Index (PCI) are, respectively, measures of the relative knowledge intensity of an economy or a product. ECI measures the knowledge intensity of an economy by considering the knowledge intensity of the products it exports. PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.



UK Company Register Search

UK Company Register Search



Free BIN/IIN Lookup

Free Bank Identification Number Lookup



BitCoin Address Lookup, Checker, and Alerts

Monitor BitCoin address activity



Top 100 Richest Bitcoin Addresses

Monitor weathiest BitCoin addresses



Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual

This Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Examination Manual provides guidance to examiners for carrying out BSA/AML and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) examinations.

An effective BSA/AML compliance program requires sound risk management; therefore, the manual also provides guidance on identifying and controlling risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing.



C4ADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues.



FFIEC Institution Data Search

Downloads individual institution data tracked by the FFIEC



Crime Terror Nexus

In many European countries, the nexus between crime and terrorism is stronger than ever before. Nearly half of Europe’s jihadists are former criminals. They are using their criminal skills and connections to procure illegal weapons, obtain forged documents, and finance terrorist attacks.

Ghost in the machine PSYWAR logo from Special Operations video. ART OF WAR Fifth Gen Warfare
Make America Great Again, Trumps iconic red MAGA hat links to an historic video release of the J6 political prisioners singing from jail
Pepe the Frog, a controversial character from chan culture that has been maligned without proper context. A library of my favorites.




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