Security for Researchers

Tom Liffiton and Mark Monday are addressing the annual convention of Investigative Reporters and Editors this week. Security and self-protection on the Internet, and in all parts of life, are essential to the open source information collector. Some of the handouts we are providing to endangered journalists are attached below.IRE Page is:

Stegonography — Secret Communication in the Open

Surveillance and Tailing, How It is Done

By Lines not Tombstones — Security on and off the Internet

Pin it on us….

For those interested in OSINT, library science’s Information Literacy, politics’ Opposition Research, journalism’s Computer-assisted Research and business’ Competition Research, The Research School has created a Pinterest resource. We have over 400 pins at

From social media to website development, we are trying to collect and catalogue visuals to make life easier, and work more efficient, for those trying to improve research.skills and capabilities — whether their own and those of the people around them.

Secure Communications — One Paper’s Way of Protecting Sources

The New York Times story “How to Tell a Secret in the Digital Age,” by tells how they are protecting sources of information and want sources to communicate with the paper. See the story at:


News, Fake News and Alternative Facts

Fake News is the news these days. For those interested in that problem, ways it is being fought, and journalism, there is a new selection on under the False News and Disinformation page. In addition, we are posting news items relating to Fake News as well as other modern journalism issues on the Twitter account at and the Facebook account at . We appreciate reader input on this subject. E-mail to and join our LinkedIn group.