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The One OSINT Tool You Must Have
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This page provides links to mostly free tools and services that are useful for online verification, digital journalism, and open-source intelligence work. There are more comprehensive collections online - I've decided to keep this concise so as to be able to curate it regularly for broken links, obsolete tools/services and new additions. The main criteria for inclusion are:

  • Free (or at least having a free component)

  • Requiring little or no coding knowledge

  • Tools/services that I have personally found useful in my work

In each section, I've tried to place the more useful ones at the top - this will, of course, vary according to a user's own priorities and practices.

The menu provides links to pages with short descriptions of what the tools and services actually do. You can also access the description pages by clicking on the headings on each section.

Verification tools and services

Facebook

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Who posted what?

 

Facebook Graph Searcher

Graph.tips

LookupID

Maps

Google Maps

Google Earth

Bing Maps

Yandex Maps

Wikimapia

Mapillary

OpenStreetMap

Géoportail (FR)

Satellites Pro

Peakfinder

Travel With Drone

OpenRailwayMap

Travic

Webcams

 

EarthCam

 

Windy

 

WebcamTaxi

Live railroad webcams

Video tools

 

Logo detector

Snapchat

Snap Map

Snapcodes

Reddit

Pushshift search

Reddit Investigator

Redective

Karma Decay

r/whatisthisthing

4chan

4chan Search

Search4chan

Archived.moe

 

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