toolbox

A investigative journalism toolbox:
(last update: 2017-05-02 – this collection is under construction)

information gathering

OSINT Framework | mindmap style list of of all information gathering sites and tools

phone stuff

syncme | find out who is calling you
infobel | search for a person or company worldwide in phonelists
phone network lookup | search people in uk phone network
spydailer | reverse phone number lookup
skresolver | find skype users ip adresses

whois tools

whoisrequest.net | Domain History checker
who.is | who is lookup, see a owner of a domain
reverse lookup | check registered domains from a ip-adress

finding people

pipl | people search engine
whitepages | people search machine, especially for us citizens
spokeo | people finding like google, try it with unique identifiers

domain tools

Internet Wayback Machine |  See Websites back in time
hosterstats | search the dns-database system for 450 million active and deleted websites
ungefiltert-surfen | free dns-server list

map stuff

openstreetmap | the open source mapping project
opentopomap | best topographic map in the net
flightaware | flight tracking map
marinetraffic | tracking and progress map of ships
lightningmap | real time lightning map
trainmap | real time train map (germany)

browser addons

https-everywhere |  encrypts your communications with many major websites
disconnect | blocks tracking-scripts at many websites

social media

peoplefindThor | easy way to find people at facebook
Tweet Fake | Generate fake Tweets

the facebook | western world
weibo | chinese world
mail.ru | russian
vk | eastern europe and russia
sonico | latin america
linkedin | business network
xing | german linkedin clone

more stuff

Research Clinic | Internet research specialist Paul Myers Website. this toolbox is inspired by research clinic, after a course with paul at correct!v in Berlin 2016.