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

Will visiting someone’s Facebook page put you on their “People You May Know” List? (Page 3)

Previous Page Second Experiment The follow on experiment was to eliminate the possibility that Irwin, the fake profile, was the cause why PYMK wasn’t triggering.  So I asked Vicky to visit some of my friends that were not her friends to see whether that would trigger PYMK.  She visited them each a different number of

Will visiting someone’s Facebook page put you on their “People You May Know” List? (Page 2)

Previous Page Anecdotes from the Blogosphere I have heard some anecdotal evidence of this phenomenon, both from word of mouth and from internet sources outlined below in screenshots: The Experiment But how can we confirm this phenomenon exists?  I set up a little experiment. I had a friend name Vicky use my fake Facebook profile

WIST 2.2 released

Harmari is proud to announce a new release of WIST 2.2, containing the following new features: Facebook Task Scheduler and batching Enhanced Buy/Sell Groups Download Capability and Speed Find Connections on Instagram accounts (Single User) Better installer and distribution bundle that does not require Admin account or system Java VM Batch upload names list to

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

Announcing WIST 2.0 release supporting LinkedIn

WIST 2.0 has been successfully released which now includes LinkedIn support.  Why do you care?  Because many high profile white collar crime is perpetrated by professional practitioners or executives in high-power positions.  LinkedIn is the single largest social media platform of professionals with over 380 million members in over 200 countries.  You will now be

Export someone’s facebook friends’ list using WIST

Investigators and law enforcement make social media a standard tactic to quickly enumerate associates, suspects and persons of interest by working from someone’s Facebook page.  Although a simple keyword search will yield many ways to export your own friends list out of Facebook, but few tools out there can extract someone else’s friends list in

Will visiting someone’s Facebook page put you on their “People You May Know” List?

This question stifles many an investigator, and the official stance of Facebook is that it does not report to any Facebook user who’s visiting their Facebook page.  Furthermore, it also ensures that no third party Apps can do so either.  So the good news is no, your ex-girlfriend can’t see how many times you’re checking

Social Network Analysis for Law Enforcement

A recent survey conducted by Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions found that about 80% of law enforcement officers use social media platforms to assist in investigations, and 67% of them believe social media helps solve crimes more quickly[1]. Richmond, VA police successfully used Social Network Analysis (SNA) to corroborate evidence collected by detectives in interviews, as