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Unlocking the secrets of cyberspace *SOLD OUT*
27 February @ 14:00 - 16:45 GMT£20 – £30
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Open source research for authors with Adam LeBor
Learn how to boost your research productivity on the internet without being tracked or leaving a data trail in cyber-space, as well as straightforward methods to increase your security online.
Who is this workshop for?
As well as all fiction and non-Fiction writers, this workshop is suitable for beginners and those with only a basic knowledge of the internet, as well as more experienced researchers wishing to hone their investigative skills. It will be a mix of presentations and practical exercises.
What will this workshop cover?
- Understanding IP addresses; tracking IP addresses; using VPNs to disguise your IP address;
- Understanding privacy on the internet; new search engines such as StartPage and DuckDuckGo;
- Using instant, disposable email addresses;
- Travelling back in time on the internet through the Wayback Machine;
- Unlocking Google’s little-known advanced search features; reverse image searches; using databases such as Companies House;
- Operating in any language through Google Translate and automatically monitoring websites for changes.
- 2.00pm: Part One – securing your browser and covering your cyber-tracks
- 3.15pm: Refreshments
- 3.30pm: Part Two – unlocking the secrets of Google to dig deeper
- 4.45pm: Close
Tickets and booking
- SoA Members: £20
- Non-Members (Guests): £30
Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adam LeBor – Author, Journalist, Editorial Trainer
Adam LeBor is a veteran former foreign correspondent for the Economist, The Times and the Independent. He is the author of fourteen works of fiction and non-fiction, published in as many languages. He is an editorial trainer at the Financial Times, Monocle and Citywire and is also a creative writing tutor at the Arvon Foundation. He teaches Open Source Intelligence for journalists and authors.