Deep Dives Resources for Researchers

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Good day Deep Divers, Diggers and Researchers!

Today, @deepdives would like to share some incredible resources with you that can help make your research experience more accurate, comprehensive, on-target and rewarding.

Certainly, this collection of resources is by NO MEANS a complete list, there are plenty more out there to discover and employ.

In fact, we encourage any and all members of the Deep Dives Community to add to this list any invaluable archives, databases and resources you believe every DIY investigative researcher should have in their toolbox.
Feel free to add links to your favorites in the comment section.

It's only right to begin by encouraging diggers to be cautious and to be safe while conducting research.

We highly recommend starting off by viewing the Electronic Frontier Foundations's - Surveillance Self-Defense - Guide and also Privacy and Security checklist and making sure that you are regularly using Virtual Private Networks as best practice.


EFF - Surveillance Self-Defense

https://ssd.eff.org/

Privacy and Security Checklist

https://inteltechniques.com/JE/Privacy_Checklists_Feb2019.pdf


Enjoy and Happy Digging!




Virtual Private Networks / Virtual Machines / Encryption

PGP

https://www.openpgp.org/

Protonmail.com

https://protonmail.com/

Proton VPN

https://protonvpn.com/

Express VPN (*use at own risk)

https://www.expressvpn.com/

Virtual Box

https://www.virtualbox.org/

VeraCrypt

https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html

HTTPS Everywhere

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

Privacy Badger

https://privacybadger.org/

Starttls Everywhere

https://starttls-everywhere.org/

Brave Browser

https://brave.com/

Duck Duck Go

https://duckduckgo.com/

*TOR (The Onion Router) [*WARNING - Many researchers claim TOR is NO LONGER SAFE - Yet, still recommended by EFF]

https://www.torproject.org/


Internet Archivers


Internet Archive | Wayback Machine

building a digital library of Internet

https://archive.org/
https://archive.org/web/

Archive.today

Archive.today is a time capsule for web pages!
It takes a 'snapshot' of a webpage that will always be online even if the original page disappears.

It saves a text and a graphical copy of the page for better accuracy
and provides a short and reliable link to an unalterable record of any web page


http://archive.is/
https://archive.li/


Internet Trends | Domain Names | Visualization


Domain Name Registration Data Lookup

https://lookup.icann.org/

Muckrack Trends

https://muckrack.com/trends/

Graph Commons

https://graphcommons.com/


Public Archives | Leakers & Whistleblowers


WIKILEAKS

https://wikileaks.org/
https://wikileaks.cloud/

OffShore Leaks

https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/

Panama Papers

https://www.icij.org/

Cryptome

https://cryptome.org/

Public Intelligence

https://publicintelligence.net/

EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

https://www.eff.org/

OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program)

https://www.occrp.org/en
https://aleph.occrp.org/

Investigative Dashboard

https://investigativedashboard.org/

ProPublica (Non-Profits)

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/

ProPublica (Credible Accused Priests Database)

https://projects.propublica.org/credibly-accused/

GIJC (2015)

https://gijc2015.org/2015/10/10/top-10-data-research-tools-for-investigative-journalists/

Arms Sales Monitoring

https://fas.org/asmp/profiles/index.html


Corporation Ownership and Tracking


Corporation Wiki

https://www.corporationwiki.com/

Little Sis

https://littlesis.org/

Open Corporates

https://opencorporates.com/

Open Secrets

Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

https://www.opensecrets.org/

Corporate Research Project | Corporate Rap Sheets

https://www.corp-research.org/corporaterapsheets

Wall Street Journal Market Data

https://www.wsj.com/market-data

Drug Watch

https://www.drugwatch.com/

Pharmaceutical Industry Violation Tracker

https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/industry/pharmaceuticals


Court Records and Documents


PACER

https://www.pacer.gov/

US Courts

https://www.uscourts.gov/court-records

National Centre for State Courts

https://www.ncsc.org/

EPIC - Information on FISA Courts

https://epic.org/privacy/surveillance/fisa/stats/default.html

FootNoted - SEC Filings

https://www.footnoted.com/

Sqoop

https://sqoop.com/


Government Public Resources


Government Documents

https://archive.org/details/USGovernmentDocuments

National Archives

https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/archived-websites

Government Attic

https://governmentattic.org/

Public Accountability

https://publicaccountability.org/

CIA Reading Room

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/home

FBI Vault

https://vault.fbi.gov/

The Whitehouse

https://www.whitehouse.gov/

US Spending

https://www.usaspending.gov/#/

Department of Defense (DOD) Newsroom

https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/

Department of Defense (DOD) Contracts

https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/

State Department - Reports on Human Trafficking

https://www.state.gov/trafficking-in-persons-report/

Department of Justice

https://www.justice.gov/news

Inspector General Reports

https://www.oversight.gov/reports

Just the Real News

https://www.justtherealnews.com/

US Census

https://www.census.gov/about/what.html

Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/

EPA - Toxic Release Inventory

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/find-understand-and-use-tri

USPS - Find Zip Codes

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action

Federal Procurement Data System

https://www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/index.php/en/reports.html

US Open Data Portals

https://github.com/sunlightpolicy/opendata/blob/master/USlocalopendataportals.csv


FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)


The National Security Archive

https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/

Muckrock

https://www.muckrock.com/

FOIA Machine

https://www.foiamachine.org/

The Black Vault

https://www.theblackvault.com/

FOIA

https://foia.state.gov/Search/Search.aspx

FOIA Wiki

https://foia.wiki/wiki/Main_Page


People Search | White Pages | Reverse Phone Lookup

Spokeo

https://www.spokeo.com/

Hunter

https://hunter.io/


Flight Data

Federal Aviation Adminitration (FAA) Registry

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/

ADSBexchange (Flight Data)

https://www.adsbexchange.com/

Flight Radar 24

https://www.flightradar24.com/37.6,126.98/8


Tools


How To: Investigative Journalism vis

https://learn.ire.org/free-videos/

Image Verification Assistant

http://reveal-mklab.iti.gr/reveal/

Text Fixer (Text Alphabetizer)

https://www.textfixer.com/tools/alphabetize-text-words.php

Subly (Transcripts and Subtitles)

https://www.getsubly.com/

Journalist's Tool Box - Index

https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/

A Journalist's Guide to Web Scraping

https://gijn.org/2015/08/11/web-scraping-a-journalists-guide/?utm_content=buffer34ef6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Podcast Tools

http://toolsforpodcasting.openbooks.wpengine.com/

InVid

https://www.invid-project.eu/

InVID will build a platform providing services to detect, authenticate and check the reliability and accuracy of newsworthy video files and video content spread via social media.

YouTube Data Viewer (Amnesty International)

https://citizenevidence.amnestyusa.org/


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FYI - @deepdives plans on providing periodical updated versions of Research Resources
Members of the Community are ENCOURAGED to SHARE their methods, favorite tools and "How To" tutorials in their own posts!!!



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