Capturing and recording Snapchat video off iphone

Recently at a law enforcement conference, a crime analyst colleague was curious what technique would allow her to capture a Snapchat video as part of her investigations.  Snapchat is a photo / video sharing app which disappear after being viewed by the recipient.  It is very popular among the under-20 crowd that have been shying

Investigating Facebook Buy Sell Trade Groups

Recently a flood of activity has emerged regarding the free classifieds marketplaces on Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade Groups.  Thousands of groups have proliferated and it is difficult for loss prevention, or brand protection investigators to contain and monitor these groups for stolen products or counterfeit products. The interface is rather limited in what can be investigated.  About

Mobile Buy and Sell sites taking off

Mobile device-based buy and sell apps are exploding onto the Internet.   Although only 3 are featured on this page, be on the lookout for more.  All apps described below can download it from the App Store or Google Play. One popular app is VarageSale.  Your account is created by logging into it with your Facebook

Plus sign and other advanced search features on Harmari

Harmari Search features the power of Boolean logic and other advanced parameters associated with other search engines. When searching a phrase you might want to consider the + sign to the left of each significant keyword to ensure the results returned must contain those words.  For example, compare the search result for 2011 bmw z3

Export Facebook Timeline to PDF

New in WIST 1.6.2 is the ability to export a Facebook user’s entire Timeline to PDF.  It is the most comprehensive, compact, and fastest way to export large volumes of Facebook content. Comprehensive Export As shown in the screenshot below, the exported PDF contains the profile of the poster, the graphic associated with the post,

Setup an Alert on phone numbers

Suppose you’re investigating a property loss case and nothing comes up for the phone number(s) you searched.  You can actually setup an Alert system through the Top 10 feature of Harmari Search for those phone numbers. Below is an example of a completed Alert setup based on a single phone number of interest.  You can

Bing Birds-eye gives you a fresh perspective on satellite imagery

Bing Maps provides a fresh alternative to Google Maps as a free resource for satellite imagery.  Specifically it has to do with the Birds Eye feature, which gives you an aerial view at 40 degrees from vertical.  The pictures are not shot by satellites but by aircraft with specially designed remote sensing technology.   Birdseye works

Harmari Hot Sheet helps identify multiple stolen items on Craigslist

What if the same person was selling / parting out multiple stolen items?  What about items stolen from the same retail store, or warehouse or burglarized from a house?  How could an investigator sift through thousands of ads efficiently to find the culprit?  Harmari Hot Sheet directly addresses this need for Craigslist ads.  A 3-step

Items for sale near an address on Craigslist

With the latest release of Harmari Search for Craigslist, an investigator can focus in on activity within a certain region of interest.  For example, a loss prevention officer can check whether high-value gift cards or stolen products may be posted for sale within 1 mile of a store’s retail location.  This is all easily accomplished