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

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

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…mm