Category Archives: Cybersleuth’s Guide

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Facebook Kills Search Features Useful for Background and Investigative Research

Facebook has discontinued many search features useful to legal professionals conducting background and investigative research of users on the popular social networking site. These include searching by email address and phone number to locate someone’s Facebook profile. The changes were spurred by recent revelations that political data mining firm Cambridge Analytica scraped publicly available information from an estimated 87 million Facebook profiles for political marketing pu...


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Internet Research Reference Book Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet Now in its 14th Edition

The popular Internet research manual, The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Investigative and Background Research on the Web has been updated to a new 14th edition.

The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet features extensive reviews of the best investigative and background research resources available for free (or at low cost) on the Internet.  Unlike others guides which prese...


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Changes Come to Findagrave.com

by Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt | November 28, 2017

Findagrave.com offers a searchable database of gravesite locations for nearly 160 million people. The website and some of its search features were updated in November 2017.

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Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting

Did Google mean to take away the ability to turn off "Instant Predictions" in search? Or did it just get lost in the last update of the Chrome browser?

I had a look at my Google Search Settings today and was surprised by...


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Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting

Did Google mean to take away the ability to turn off "Instant Predictions" in search? Or did it just get lost in the last update of the Chrome browser?

I had a look at my Google Search Settings today and was surprised b...


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Is Birthdatabase.com Gone Forever? | Update – Back…And Now Gone Again

Updated January 11, 2017

Updated November 14, 2016

One of our favorite unofficial, free sources for dates of birth, Birthdatabase.com, is currently once again unavailable is back online. After an absence of approximately three months, the site's search form is once agai...


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Is Birthdatabase.com Gone Forever? | Update – Back…And Now Gone Again

Updated January 11, 2017

Updated November 14, 2016

One of our favorite unofficial, free sources for dates of birth, Birthdatabase.com, is currently once again unavailable is back online. After an absence of approximately three months, the site's search form is once agai...


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Update to “New Relationship Report in TLOxp”

TLOxp Investigative Research database's “Relationship Report,” allows subscribers to simultaneously run one report comparing the assets (typically this refers only to real property and vehicles—not bank accounts or stocks) and showing other connections be

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Device Offer More Anonymous Surfing, Hides IP Address | eBlocker

eBlocker is launching a new Internet surfing cloaking device that promises to hide much of the identifying information your browsing sessions share with the Web sites you visit. It is currently available for pre-order at a 50% discount.

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Are You Searching the Internet as Effectively as You Think You Are?

New York Times article details how IRS agent Gary L. Alford used his online searching skills to correctly identify the previously-anonymous, "nearly-mythical leader" of the illicit online marketplace Silk Road - Ross W. Ulbricht.

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