The Tapir Project
An easy-to-use and extensible framework for OSINT, Tapir is the next iteration of EAR. Its modular architecture allows you to easily write tasks to gather reconnaissance inforamation off the web. It's meant to be deployed locally, but take a look at the code
and the demo site
Here's a presentation that talks through the problem space of OSINT. It's a work in progress, this version was given at the ISec Open Forum in Austin Texas (August 2013). The topics covered include a definition of OSINT, state of the union of Automated OSINT, discussion of Databrokers (including some FAIL), and a brief overview of tools such as Palantir and Maltego. The talk concluded with a live demo of Tapir.
And here is a previous version of the presentation given in 2012 at BeaCon (Masshackers) in Boston. Watch a video of this presentation here