Press Controbutions

September 17, 2019

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

Repo men are passively scanning and uploading the locations of every car they drive by into DRN, a surveillance database of 9 billion license plate scans accessible by private investigators.

October 7, 2019

The Black Cube Chronicles: The Private Investigators

How two operatives tasked with surveilling reporters became embroiled in an international plot to suppress sexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
By Ronan Farrow on October 7, 2019.

November 9, 2019

The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow 

Igor Ostrovskiy is a private investigator in New York. In 2017, he was contracted to surveil Ronan Farrow on behalf of a secret client. Igor would eventually learn that the secret client was Black Cube, an Israel-based agency with roots in the Mossad, and they were working on behalf of Harvey Weinstein.

October 17, 2019

Black Cube and Ronan Farrow

In Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, Farrow narrates his efforts over several years as he worked to report rape accusations against film industry big wig Harvey Weinstein. One of the book’s main narratives, also told in a New Yorker article, details the courageous account of the Whistleblower Aid client, Igor Ostrovskiy

August 27, 2020

The Loophole the DMV Uses to Sell Your Data to Private Investigators

Some private investigators told Motherboard that the reasons they can give to DMVs to access drivers' personal data are too broad.

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