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Metadata and Hashing: Creating Court-Admissible Evidence from OSINT

Open-source intelligence (OSINT) can play an influential role in legal proceedings and solving crimes, impacting both the prosecution and the defense. On the one hand, OSINT can help strengthen a case against a criminal enterprise, but it can also introduce doubt or surface exculpatory information. Critically, however, OSINT-as-evidence must meet…

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OSINT Live 2023 Recap: Top Takeaways

The curtains have officially closed on the second annual OSINT Live, and it was a huge success. Our speakers' expertise and insights didn't just add to the event; they defined it. After everything wrapped, our team took a step back, compared notes, and started compiling the most important takeaways and moments from the exhaustive day of programming. So…

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Spotlight on OSINT Live: A Closer Look at Our Sessions and Speakers

The countdown to OSINT Live has begun! The Skopenow team is excited to present an unparalleled roster of sessions and speakers on October 5, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM ET. Explore the future of OSINT with industry-leading experts as they share insights on the latest tools, innovative techniques, applications, and intriguing case studies.

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From Shelves to Bytes: How Libraries Can Deliver for Law Firms in the Digital Age

A new dawn has arrived for law firms looking to capitalize on the untapped potential of online research. This invaluable resource can become a secret weapon separating the firm from opposing parties, bolstering internal functions, empowering client teams, and enhancing competitive intelligence efforts. It can directly contribute to a firm's growth and…

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Skopenow Tops 2023 Frost Radar™ for Open-Source Intelligence Solutions

We are excited to announce that Skopenow has been recognized as the leader in Innovation and Growth in the Frost Radar™: Open-Source Intelligence Solutions, 2023, Frost & Sullivan’s inaugural report which marks the first comprehensive review of the OSINT market.

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Lost in Translation: The Right Human Touch in OSINT

As digital fingerprints stretch across cultures and geographies, they often come marked with linguistic stamps – from tweets in Tamil to blog posts in Bulgarian and online marketplace listings in Spanish. With targets sharing information in various languages and dialects, open-source intelligence (OSINT) investigators are tasked with collecting and…

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The Rising Threat of State-Sponsored Organized Crime

In a world where the lines between organized crime and state actions are increasingly blurred, the comments of Graeme Biggar, Director General of the UK's National Crime Agency, offer a stark illumination of the evolving threat landscape.

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How OSINT Helped Crack the Long Island Serial Killer Case

When the average person thinks of high-profile criminal investigations, images of dimly lit rooms with towering stacks of physical case files, tense interrogations, or forensics labs might come to mind. In modern investigations, however, sifting through digital data often uncovers the most decisive evidence, as recently demonstrated by the…

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Targeting Timepieces: How OSINT Combats Luxury Watch Theft Rings and Enhances Executive Protection

In the wake of Covid-19 lockdowns, the luxury watch market experienced an extraordinary boom. With a surge of consumers sitting at home and looking to acquire a timepiece, luxury watches evolved from expensive accessories to a legitimate asset class. Despite the increased demand, many brands faced production pressure or limited supply, so customer…

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Skopenow's Link Analysis Buyer's Guide: From Complexity to Clarity—Choosing the Right Solution

Organizations across industries are increasingly exposed to threats from criminal and fraud networks. The bad actors responsible don't just target financial assets; they strike at the core of operations, damaging reputations and placing the safety of employees and valuable resources in jeopardy. In order to combat criminal groups, minimize fraud, and…

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