Harmari Search adds Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace is now a significant player in the crowded free online marketplace space. It is now competing against Craigslist, LetGo, OfferUp, AutoTrader, and many other classifieds websites, but it has the leverage of over 2 billion regular Facebook users. Facebook started the marketplace initiative as a primitive bulletin-board style Groups page. That list of…mm

COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Harmari customers and friends, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic reaching North America, we at Harmari have taken emergency measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff, the general public, and of course our friends and customers. As of March 16, all staff have been instructed to work from home, or work remotely…mm

Facebook shuts down Graph Search; investigators scrambling for workarounds

On Thursday, June 6, as I went to one of my favourite tools for online investigation, the one hosted by Michael Bazzell, I instead found a warning saying the service is unavailable. I then jumped over to NetBootCamp, and even to StalkScan, also to be denied. Finally, I manually re-opened some old browser bookmarks on…mm

Facebook Picture Name City Search now available in WIST

Facebook has recently announced some very important measures to protect the privacy of its user base, in light of the recent leak of private user information to Cambridge Analytica. In particular, users will no longer be able to search by email address or phone number in Facebook to come up with matching profiles (under “Search…mm

Announcing Harmari Search Release v3.2

Harmari announces a new release of Harmari Search v3.2.   It contains the following changes: Make/model/year search year by exact year instead of age range Feedback Input for Harmari search results Offerup search results not appearing for All Locations/Categories Help Enterprise users refine search results to show less than 500 results Fix “Export to PDF” file…mm

City of La Quinta selects Harmari for Short Term Rental Compliance

Harmari is pleased to announce that the City of La Quinta has contracted with LTAS Technologies Inc. to provide identification, monitoring, outreach and compliance services for their Vacation LQ program for the next 3 years.  The Harmari product has several components to achieve an increased level of compliance to bring all Short Term Vacation Rental…mm

Announcing Harmari Search Release v3.1

Harmari announces a new release of Harmari Search v3.1.   It contains the following changes: Significant overhaul and improvement of Alerts, especially phone number Alerts Add LetGo to CLPS as new data source Improved phone number density to 30% for major cities Fixed the Live link “View” in Forensic View Block User from searching by Email…mm

Announcing Harmari Search v2.9 Release

Announcing the new release 2.9 of Harmari Search, which includes the following features: Improved phone number collection Adjust Forensic View to new phone number collection method Fixed bug with URL-to-PDF conversion on API Balanced data collection workload across different servers Fixed bug with Other Ads – Internal Server Error Add ‘trailers’ category to CL Missing…mm

What makes us better at short term rental compliance

The short term rental compliance industry has recently sprung up as a major concern amongst cities and counties in North America.   The challenge of ensuring compliance is that many of the major short term rental listing sites do not fully identify the name of the operator/manager and address of the properties offered.  Several vendors out…mm