GIJN Toolbox: Satellite Data, Tracking Usernames, and Facial Recognition

In this edition of The GIJN Toolbox — which surveys the latest tips and tools for investigative journalists — we’ll take a look at the process of analyzing satellite imagery derived from infrared radiation, a technique The New York Times used to cover a West Coast wildfire. We’ll also explore the controversial practice of using facial recognition technology, how to request NASA satellite data, a new document search tool from Google, and more.

GIJN Toolbox: SpyOnWeb, VirusTotal, and SpiderFoot HX

In this reboot of GIJN’s popular “Toolbox” series, we walk through the techniques journalists can use to find connections between websites using IP addresses and Google Analytics tags hidden in the source code of websites. We’ll also demonstrate how to use the powerful tool SpiderFoot HX to visualize network maps, which help journalists draw connections unseen in the offline world.

GIJN Toolbox: Tracking Names and Websites, Verifying Video, a Clustering Search Engine

Keeping track of research is often the most important, but most overlooked component of online investigations, as is the ability to verify the material that you have already found. In this month’s edition of the GIJN Toolbox, we look at tools for keeping real-time records of online research, some tools for verifying videos and examples of how they can be used, as well as a search engine that offers a number of different ways to view search results.

Caja de herramientas de GIJN: una memoria adicional, nombres y sitios web, videos falsos, búsquedas poderosas


Para que nunca lo olvides

Navegas y navegas a través de páginas y páginas de información todos los días. De repente ves algo que reconoces —una foto, un nombre o un comentario. Sabes que lo has visto en algún lugar antes, pero buscas en el historial de tu navegador y no aparece. Después de un largo tiempo, vas reduciendo la búsqueda. Cuando finalmente encuentras el enlace, la página está rota o se ha eliminado.

টুলবক্স: অন্তর্জালে জাল পেতে মানুষ খোঁজার পদ্ধতি

ইমেল ঠিকানা, ইউজার নেম, বিভিন্ন সাইটে অ্যাকাউন্ট – এমন তথ্য দিয়ে আপনি যে কারো প্রোফাইল তৈরি করতে পারেন এবং সেটি কাজে লাগাতে পারেন আরো গভীর অনুসন্ধানের জন্য। কিন্তু কীভাবে খুঁজবেন এসব তথ্য?

The Toolbox: Digging for People, Trawling the Web and Keeping Yourself Safe

Effective digital investigative research relies heavily on gathering small pieces of information on a person or group and combining those to build a more comprehensive picture. Being able to find things like email addresses, usernames and sites with which they have accounts helps build out a profile that can be used for further investigation. GIJN’s Alastair Otter rounds up some tools worth checking out.

Como compartilhar documentos sensíveis, minerar o Twitter e monitorar alterações em sites


Quando se trata de gerenciamento de documentos, uma das minhas ferramentas favoritas é o DocumentCloud. Alguns dos excelentes recursos do DocumentCloud incluem sua capacidade de criar versões em texto de PDFs e gerar estatísticas a partir dos arquivos que você sobe no sistema. Mas e se você precisar analisar milhares ou até centenas de milhares de documentos? Então, provavelmente você vai querer dar uma olhada no Overview, uma ferramenta de mineração de documentos construída tendo jornalistas investigativos em mente. O Overview pode importar documentos de diversas fontes, incluindo o DocumentCloud, e pode manipular desde algumas dezenas de páginas até milhões de páginas.

GIJN Toolbox: Backgrounding People and Companies

When it comes to doing investigations using online tools, there is no one tool that will answer all of your questions. Instead you’ll most likely need to build slowly towards the answer using a jumble of jigsaw pieces — a name here, a connection there. The good news is that there are dozens of tools that can be used to find the pieces to your puzzle. GIJN’s Alastair Otter has pulled together tools that can be used to help build a profile of someone — or their business.