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

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

5 Reasons why 1099K data won’t fill in the tax gap

With oil prices down 50% since Fall 2014, state revenue agencies are seeking ways to overcome the shortfall without increasing taxes.  The simplest answer is improved enforcement: discovery, lead development, audit and collections are key aspects of that.  The IRS’s IRMF data by state payee from 1099K filings is a good start if you haven’t…mm

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…mm

Web Identity Search Tool (WIST)

One of the best Social Network Analysis software tools for Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn out there.  It is an alternative to other Social Discovery tools because it allows you to pay-as-you-go for as little as $15 per search.  The Web Identity Search Tool (WIST) allows an investigator to: Finds connections up to 3 “degrees of…mm