OSINT stands for open source intelligence.
Nothing beats Three Days of the Condor, a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow, based on the 1974 novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, brilliantly describing the very essence of OSINT:
“Listen. I work for the CIA. I am not a spy. I just read books! We read everything that’s published in the world. And we… we feed the plots – dirty tricks, codes – into a computer, and the computer checks against actual CIA plans and operations. I look for leaks, I look for new ideas… We read adventures and novels and journals. I… I… Who’d invent a job like that?”, says Joe Turner, an OSINT analyst from Three Days of the Condor caught in a whirlwind of spy intrigue.
Source: About OSINT
Recent posts from OSINT.org:
- Qatari institutions wired $800,000 to an Islamic State “judge” who ordered the murder of Sotloff and James Foley
- Russian businessman helping hide from sanctions the real owners of two superyachts
- Lockheed Martin to double its production capacity for Javelin missiles to 4,000 a year
- Ukraine has decimated Russian presence on the Zmeiny island
- Putin’s Yacht Impounded in Italy
- Shanghai’s lockdown scrubbed from the internet by China’s army of censors
- Quantum computing has a hype problem
- How deep does the rot in the Russian army go?
- What is required to embed data-driven marketing decisions?
- Domains of the Day
- The $100 million megayacht Titan tied to steel billionaire Alexander Abramov is racing near top speed to reach the Suez Canal
- Elon Musk ‘s Starlink is what changed the war in Ukraine’s favour
- Affinity Report Finds Investment Banking Closed Deals 63 Percent Faster in 2021
- Turkey closed its airspace to Russian jets flying to Syria
- Poland helps Ukraine to overcome Russia’s Black Sea blockade for Ukraine’s exports
- Russia may be preparing terrorist attacks on Russian soil
- $1 billion in Russian loans issued to the Assad regime
- Russia is adding troops in Moldova
- Up to 170,000 Russian IT specialists could flee the country by the end of April 2022
- Austria is a “veritable aircraft carrier” of covert Russian activity