“The power of readily-available tools to reveal covert military operations.”

Open-source intelligence


Sat, Dec 29th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using the information available on the Internet made possible by the demands of a global economy, amateur plane-spotters were able to track Air Force One as it flew to Iraq despite travelling in secret.

Taking advantage of plane- and ship-tracking websites, commercial satellite imagery, internet forums for aviation photographers and other social media, these amateurs have become a new kind of hybrid journalist and spy. They call their practice "open-source intelligence," or OSINT.



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