Life beyond Google: The Deep Web & Invisible Web

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When Google fails, embrace the deep web. New Media specialist Henk van Ess shows you the daily nuts and bolts of his research techniques. Just 35% of his sources are from Google, the rest is deep web. The examples in this presentation are all about validating or debunking stories of asylum searchers. Keynote for the European Asylum Support Office in Valettta, Malta, March 26, 2014 by Henk van Ess

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Life beyond Google: The Deep Web & Invisible Web

  1. 1. Lives of people far beyond Google Henk van Ess henk@vaness.nl
  2. 2. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Country of Origin Information : so many claims “I AM STUDENT A00453, Jalalabad” “The person who helped me was rbj@us.dk” “My school was bombed in 2009. I survived” What do all these claims have in common?
  3. 3. Axel Springer: the complete deep web The Yellow, oh well, Orange Submarine of Country of Origin Information
  4. 4. Axel Springer: the complete deep web The problem with Google Ethnicity, State and Legitimacy: national unity in Rwanda after 1994? Query done on March 25, 2014 results can differ after later date Nothing there..?
  5. 5. Query done on March 25, 2014 results can differ after later date It is there, but only in the deep web
  6. 6. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Social Media Hidden Web Google Lost Web How to Use the Web for Country of Origin Research Here’s how I use the web. It’s our program for today
  7. 7. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google Deep Web Me versus Google versus Deep Web So about 65% is deep web.
  8. 8. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Who’s that guy from The Netherlands and what is he doing at this conference? Here’s me : fact checker & trainer European Medialabs
  9. 9. Axel Springer: the complete deep web before we start
  10. 10. What makes someone truly unique on the web? name@provider.com !
  11. 11. Axel Springer: the complete deep web rbj@us.dk So who is this? About the importance of email checking
  12. 12. Axel Springer: the complete deep web rbj@us.dk Let’s Google this: Fail #1 About the importance of email checking
  13. 13. Axel Springer: the complete deep web rbj@us.dk Let’s go to the source Fail #2 About the importance of email checking
  14. 14. Axel Springer: the complete deep web rbj@us.dk US.DK redirects to nyidanmark.dk Fail #3 About the importance of email checking
  15. 15. Axel Springer: the complete deep web rbj@us.dk Facebook Graph Success About the importance of email checking
  16. 16. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Reveal identities with help of @ Facebook
 LinkedIn" Twitter Every @mail is unique
  17. 17. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Result of 24 hours research quest via LinkedIn in the oil industry: 50 identities checked
  18. 18. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Social Media Hidden Web Google Lost Web How to Use the Web for Country of Origin Research Back to our program
  19. 19. Axel Springer: the complete deep web
  20. 20. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Facebook Graph
  21. 21. Axel Springer: the complete deep web • 10.000+ narrowly defined building blocks allow you to solve complex network research, but only if you translate your question into the rigid Facebook Graph-language
  22. 22. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What do the employees of this hotel really like? Photo made with my iPad, last night Live the grand life?
  23. 23. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What do the people in this hotel love?
  24. 24. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What do the people in this hotel love?
  25. 25. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What do the people in this hotel love?
  26. 26. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What do the people in this hotel love?
  27. 27. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What do the people in this hotel love?
  28. 28. Axel Springer: the complete deep web
  29. 29. Axel Springer: the complete deep web • Not officially available outside US. But just change language settings to US English and you’re in.
  30. 30. Personal Search
  31. 31. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Facebook Graph: some serious research
  32. 32. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Find photo’s from 
 March 2014" from the ACG 
 "Aleppo College for Girls"
 in Aleppo, Syria  This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions
  33. 33. Axel Springer: the complete deep web
  34. 34. Axel Springer: the complete deep web This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions
  35. 35. Axel Springer: the complete deep web This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions Find locals
  36. 36. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Hala Elyassin Souriana" claims she visited" ACG "Aleppo College for Girls"  This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions
  37. 37. Axel Springer: the complete deep web This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions
  38. 38. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web
  39. 39. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web
  40. 40. If Graph fails… it shows you web results
  41. 41. Right syntax
  42. 42. Axel Springer: the complete deep web
  43. 43. Sirpa, do you know where this is from?
  44. 44. Axel Springer: the complete deep web
  45. 45. “ABU SAYEM MOHAMMED SEYAM" FROM JALALABAD CLAIMS HE
 IS EXCELLENT IN ARTS/CRAFTS." AS STUDENT A00453 HE GOT AN A+" IS THIS TRUE?” This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions
  46. 46. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web Not true?
  47. 47. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web
  48. 48. Somebody shows you this photo and" says his school, ‫لېسه‬ ‫عالې‬ ‫دننګراهار‬ ,
 was bombed in 2009. But where? And what? This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions
  49. 49. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Mind you, upload date is NOT always date picture is taken So was the school bombed in 2009?
  50. 50. Axel Springer: the complete deep web I’ve done another reversed image search and stumbled into this posting
  51. 51. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Graph can help
  52. 52. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Nothing happening on the Facebook Profile, or…?
  53. 53. Axel Springer: the complete deep web School stil exists. Claim probably not true
  54. 54. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Graph can help
  55. 55. Somebody claims he worked" for A&A Enterprises in Lahore, Pakistan This question was never asked in any Country of Origin research, but the method shown here can be used for other questions
  56. 56. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web Query done on March 25, 2014 results can differ after later date
  57. 57. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Company does exist Query done on March 25, 2014 results can differ after later date
  58. 58. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Query done on March 25, 2014 results can differ after later date “I worked for catering firm
 in 2005 in NZ, who went " broke in 2006." My boss was Aaron SMITH" 29 Inwoods Rd, Parklands, " Christchurch, 8083 “

  59. 59. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web Query done on March 25, 2014 results can differ after later date
  60. 60. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web
  61. 61. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web Query done on March 25, 2014 results can differ after later date GUESS the database, always include SEARCH
  62. 62. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Get what you wish for with predicting a database This is why you found it
  63. 63. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Google versus Deep Web
  64. 64. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Social Media Hidden Web Google Lost Web Two slices to go
  65. 65. Axel Springer: the complete deep web
  66. 66. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Try to find a" person called" Steven Jobs," NOT Steve Jobs
  67. 67. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Fail #1
  68. 68. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Fail #2
  69. 69. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Fail #3
  70. 70. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Success If Google refuses to listen to you, drill it by using Verbatim
  71. 71. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Success Even Google has it’s own deep web
  72. 72. Axel Springer: the complete deep web This is about ARCHIVE.ORG - bigger than Google with 400+ billion sources. Never forget it!
  73. 73. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Gone! Error 404!
  74. 74. Axel Springer: the complete deep web 
 What is his/her mail address?" What is his/her full name?" Where the heck is (s)he from?

  75. 75. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What is his/her mail address?
  76. 76. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What is his/her mail address?
  77. 77. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Fail! What is his/her mail address?
  78. 78. Axel Springer: the complete deep web I mean" , success! alex@zel.lv What is his/her mail address?
  79. 79. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Fail What is his/her full name?
  80. 80. Axel Springer: the complete deep web What is his/her full name? Time travel" in domains www.domaintools.com
  81. 81. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Fail
  82. 82. Axel Springer: the complete deep web We search for an Alex, but don’t know the last name
  83. 83. Axel Springer: the complete deep web Now we do.. success!
  84. 84. Lives of people far beyond Google 3 lessons
  85. 85. Axel Springer: the complete deep web 1. Deep web is a tool for serendipity
  86. 86. Axel Springer: the complete deep web 2. Deep web allows you time travel: links & domain names
  87. 87. Axel Springer: the complete deep web “I AM STUDENT A00453, Jalalabad” “The person who helped me was rbj@us.dk” “My school was bombed in 2009. I survived” 3. Above all, deep web can help you validate claims
  88. 88. Thank you! www.slideshare.net/searchbistro Henk van Ess henk@vaness.nl

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