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Opening Secure Channels for Confidential TipsPosted on
To make it easier for tipsters to share sensitive information, a growing number of news organizations are launching resources for confidential tips. This short guide will describe some basics around how to think about security on behalf of your sources before thinking about tools and practices.
Digital Self-Defense for Journalists: An IntroductionPosted on
Digital self-defense is becoming an important part of the journalistic toolkit. Beyond risks to everyone’s digital lives—webcam hacking, email breaches, identity theft—people who work in newsrooms have even more at stake. Newsrooms are some of the biggest targets in the world for state-sponsored digital attacks, as well as more routine threats. Here’s how to build stronger roadblocks, making it harder for others to access our data without consent.
Security for Journalists, Part Two: Threat ModelingPosted on
Jonathan Stray on how to protect yourself, your sources, and your scoop on sensitive stories
Security for Journalists, Part One: The BasicsPosted on
Jonathan Stray on what every single person in your news org should be doing to secure the newsroom.
What Heartbleed Means for Newsroom Technology
By Mike TigasPosted on
If your websites have SSL enabled (when users log in, for example), or if you use VPN software to secure your network, or if you run your own mail servers, your newsroom might be affected by Heartbleed. Here’s what to do next.
SecureDrop, the Open-Source Submission Platform for Journalists and Whistleblowers
By Trevor TimmPosted on
Freedom of the Press Foundation executive director Trevor Timm discusses SecureDrop’s evolution and future prospects.
Strongbox Reactions, Part II
By Jacob Harris, Erin Kissane, Jonathan Stray, and Mike TigasPosted on
We asked for your thoughts on Strongbox, the New Yorker’s new implementation of DeadDrop. Our first wave of responses includes the New York Times’ Jacob Harris, the Overview Project’s Jonathan Stray, and Mike Tigas, OpenNews Fellow at ProPublica.
The New Yorker Launches Strongbox
By Erika OwensPosted on
Strongbox uses Tor, and the coding savvy of Aaron Swartz, to help sources communicate more securely with the New Yorker. Its release today inspired a big reaction from the journalism code community.