What is Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)?
We are bringing out a new series: an OSINT Lexicon! Each article in this series will explain common terms used by the OSINT community and by us here at Freezingdata.
Today’s definition is ‘OSINT’ itself. OSINT is an acronym for Open-Source Intelligence and, as defined by the U.S. Intelligence Community, is the publicly available information appearing in print or electronic form, which contains no classified information. This information includes any data found on the internet, such as social network profiles, as well as that found in the media, publications and more.
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Source: NATO Open Source Intelligence Reader