world renowned expert in the field of
open source research, Paul's work in
broadcast industry has involved him in
many important investigations.
is also a vastly experienced trainer,
and has been sharing his unique online
research techniques, since 1999.
training work takes in consultancy, coaching,
training room-based courses.
A run through of the many obscure things, you
didn't know you could do with the world's
biggest social network.
A PowerPoint dealing with verification of
sources in the online world.
Google's search syntax
Symbols and operators that add extra
functionality to the world's most popular search
Searching social media
A BBC blog post in social media and the best
ways to find people
Tracing website owners
When you find an online source, how can you
identify its ownership?
Locating with Twitter
Paul's BBC Blog on finding people at the scene
of a breaking story.
Dark sites and tools
Using the old Facebook
This allows you search functionality and
specificity that is unavailable on the new
Searching for people online
Paul's latest video for the BBC deals with
techniques for finding people on social networks
and the wider web.
Investigating companies and organisations
A video advising journalists how to trace an
organisation's online footprint and use tools to
find website ownership.
Apps and Add-ons pt. 1
A look at some of the specialist software and
browser add-ons that can help your
The Future Just Happened
2001 article from the BBC News site, on privacy
and data trails.
Almost like Watergate
Paul's report from the Global Investigative
Journalism Conference, Rio, 2013