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March 21, 2019

By Nathan Patin

Bellingcat’s Invitation Is Waiting For Your Response: An Investigative Guide To LinkedIn

Whether you’re investigating a company purporting to have damning information on Robert Mueller or conducting research on anti-Islamic State foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, LinkedIn can serve as a useful resource for online researchers across a wide variety of subjects. This guide aims to provide helpful tools and techniques for identifying LinkedIn profiles and…

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March 8, 2019

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

New Bellingcat Workshops Announced for Sydney (April 1-5) and Melbourne (April 8-12)

Bellingcat will hold workshops in Australia for the first two weeks of April, where participants can learn the tools and methodologies used by Bellingcat in their investigations. We will hold a workshop in Sydney on April 1-5 and in Melbourne on April 8-12. Participants are required to bring their own laptops, and Google Earth Pro…

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March 5, 2019

By Benjamin Strick

How To Use Google Earth’s Three Dimensional View: Feat. Syria, Yemen, Sudan

It has become abundantly clear that geolocation and remote sensing is fundamental to knowing what happens in conflict areas where it is often too dangerous for journalists, observers and analysts to be present on the ground. This is a satellite-based case study on vetting a three-dimensional view of an area via Google Earth, featuring examples…

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February 19, 2019

By Aric Toler

Using the New Russian Facial Recognition Site

In September 2018, the Russian website FindFace was taken offline in order to provide “solutions tailored for government and business”. This site received international press for its accuracy in its facial recognition capabilities, with a focus on finding someone’s profile on the Russian social network Vkontakte (VK). Recently, a new site has emerged from the…

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February 1, 2019

By Brenna Smith

Tracking Illicit Transactions With Blockchain: A Guide, Featuring Mueller

In recent years, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin  have been used by terrorists to conduct funding campaigns, authoritarian governments to subvert its citizens’ human rights, and GRU agents to hack the Democratic National Committee as well as the Clinton campaign. Though many people utilize virtual currencies for legitimate purposes, the technology is an enticing tool for…

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January 4, 2019

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

New Bellingcat Workshop Announced for Toronto (May 20 – 24) [Workshop Full]

Update: The Toronto workshop is now full. If you are interested in being added to the wait-list for any of our future workshops, please send a message to Bellingcat will hold a series of workshops in Europe and the United States in early 2019, where participants can learn the tools and methodologies used by…

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