Midas Search Newsletter August 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the monthly MidaSearch Newsletter. Any comments are welcome via email to: MidaSearch@solution4u.com

Contents

  • Recently added OSINT websites
  • Keywords for MidaSearch Engine
  • Website of the month
  • Recent UK insurance related alerts
  • OSINT resources, tips and tricks

Recently added to OSINT WEBSITES

AIRBNB – Whether a flat for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.  Category: Property

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS – find decisions on Employment Tribunal cases in England, Wales and Scotland.  Category: Business

FLIGHT RADER 24 – a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world. Category: Transport & Travel

FORENSICALLY – a set of free tools for digital image forensics. It includes clone detection, error level analysis, meta data extraction and more.  Category: Image Tools

KARMA DECAY – reverse image search for Reddit.com.  Category: Image Tools

LONDON TRANSPORT ROUTES – WikiRoutes is free-edited directory of public transportation all over the world, which is used by 15 million people. Thousands of editors update database of routes in 800 cities on daily basis. Category: Transport & Travel

MAPILLARY – collects street level images by using simple tools like smartphones or action cameras from a community of people who want to make the world accessible to everyone. Category: Maps

NICEIC – a UK voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors. Categories: Business and Professionals

PICODASH – A powerful search engine to explore Instagram photos, videos, users and locations. Category: Social Networks

SUN POSITION AT ANY TIME / PLACE – SunCalc is a little app that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location. Category: Weather

SPORTS CLUBS (UK) – an UK sports Club Team listing search directory. Category: Sport

WIKIMAPIA is a multilingual open-content collaborative map, where anyone can create place tags and share their knowledge. Category: Maps

Key Words for MIDASEARCH

  • A number of key words can be used within the MidaSearch engine for quick access to some of the most used websites for OSINT purposes.
  • In the search bar within the MidaSearch engine enter one of the key words from the list below and the relevant links will be displayed in a green box.
courts
doctor
event
facebook
fraud
maps
meta
motor
phone
planning
search
social
streetcheck
username
vets
weather
whois

MidaSearch OSINT tool of the month

303864_MFIX MY STREET

About Fix My Street

Source: www.mysociety.org/better-cities/fixmystreet-in-the-uk/

Launched in 2007, the site covers the whole country. Crucially, the only thing you need to know, in order to make a report anywhere in the UK, is that URL: fixmystreet.com. Or, alternatively, download the app so that you can summon it at a tap of the screen.

Type in a postcode or address, or let FixMyStreet geo-locate you automatically, and then place a pin on a map to show exactly where the issue is. Add a short description, choose a category and, optionally, upload a photo — and then the really clever stuff begins.

FixMyStreet matches the exact location of the issue, and its category, with the council responsible for getting it fixed. It sends a report by email to that council, and also publishes it online for all to see.

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  • Fix My Street can be a very useful tool for all types OSINT investigations including gathering information regarding potholes, broken street lights, dangerous structures and much more.
  • Fix My Street is one of the 2,500+ websites automatically searched within the MidaSearch engine.
  • Fix My Street can also be found in the Property section of the MidaSearch OSINT page.

Recent UK Insurance related alerts

  • The MidaSearch Alerts page is updated every Monday and features alerts issued from a number of UK Insurance Industry bodies.
  • You can keep updated with all things OSINT via twitter by following @MidaSearch

 

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