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

N95 masks, wipes, sanitizer ads marketplace exploding on Craigslist

Ever since the COVID-19 crisis has struck North America, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line workers dealing with those that are sick in senior homes and hospitals. We have seen a sharp increase in advertisements for N95 and other face masks, antibacterial wipes, Lysol, visors, gowns, sanitizer and more.  Free…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

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…mm

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…mm

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…mm

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…mm

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…mm