Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) is data collected from publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context. In the intelligence community, the term "open" refers to overt, publicly available sources.
Clients today face extensive caseloads leaving very little time to properly perform comprehensive social media investigations. We do that for you with the results you have come to expect from us. Our clients simply do not have the time to search multiple social media sites, interpret massive amounts of information, and capture it in a manner that will be admissible in court. Clearly searching social media, as important as it is to every case, is the most tedious, time intensive, and exhaustive tasks our clients must undertake. By relying on AXE, not only do you get to clear your desk, but you know that each investigation is done thoroughly, accurately, and consistently every time.
AXE advises our clients to run social media reports early to preserve relevant data in order to lessen the possibility of the subject removing online information. Once a subject removes information online it may no longer be possible to collect it. Reviews of posts, pictures and activities have proven invaluable to almost every type of case we are asked to investigate. We focus on capturing all public information to mitigate any fear of crossing the line into capturing private non-admissible data. We do not break into accounts or collect private information. You can be assured that our process is legal and ethical. All metadata and screen captures are archived through a process which is court admissible and acceptable documentation for litigation purposes.
What is collected in reports:
All posts, text, pictures, and comments date-stamped and verified
All available metadata establishing time and location of posts
Posts related to the case or subject matter at hand
Photos related to the case or subject matter at hand
Content to help establish a character profile
Download of social media profiles with all content of your subject