Friday, June 01, 2007

How to be a Web Detective

The Interweb (as Gregory House calls it) has made the life of a private detective that much easier, or so I'm told. Just about anything can be discovered by searching online, but you have to know where to look. Radar magazine tells us where.

How can I find someone's unlisted phone number, their current address, and where they've lived previously?
ZabaSearch

How can I see websites that were taken down for nebulous reasons?
Internet Archive's Wayback Machine

How can I surf the Web from anywhere in the world without being blocked or traced?
JAP

How can I create a false identity?
BugMeNot
fakenamegenerator.com

How can I figure out how much someone paid for their house and its current market value?
Zillow

How can I find out what political party someone has donated to?
Fundrace

How can I wipe data off my hard drive?
Darik's Boot and Nuke

How can I save a website before they can take it down and destroy the evidence?
furl.net

Now go out there and detect! (Let me know if you find anything good!)

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