secure news tip system offered to media
Last Updated : GMT 09:28:14
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Developed by internet activist Aaron Swartz

Secure news tip system offered to media

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Secure news tip system offered to media

Newspapers are displayed at newsstand in San Francisco, California
New York - Arab Today

Newspapers are displayed at newsstand in San Francisco, California A US press freedom group announced Tuesday it would be offering news organizations access to an open-source whistleblower submission system dubbed \"SecureDrop.\" The Freedom of the Press Foundation said it has taken charge of what was originally known as the DeadDrop project, developed by the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
The foundation will also provide on-site installation and technical support to news organizations wishing to run the system.
The new system adds to the Wikileaks-style system for anonymous submission of news tips and documents. The Wall Street Journal has its own system, and the New Yorker has an early version of DeadDrop.
The foundation said no security system can ever be 100 percent impenetrable, but this is \"the strongest ever made available to media outlets\" and \"several major news agencies\" have agreed to use it.
\"We\'ve reached a time in America when the only way the press can assure the anonymity and safety of their sources is not to know who they are,\" said JP Barlow, co-founder and board member of Freedom of the Press Foundation.
\"SecureDrop is where real news can be slipped quietly under the door.\"
The system was created by Swartz with investigative reporter Kevin Poulsen, using the Python computer language. It accepts messages and documents from the Web and encrypts them for secure storage.
News sources are assigned a unique codename to establish a relationship with the news organization without having to reveal one\'s true identity or use email, which can be tracked by authorities.
\"Journalists are starting to recognize that sophisticated communications security is a key element in the newsgathering process,\" Freedom of the Press Foundation\'s chief technology officer Micah Lee said.
\"SecureDrop is the safest way we know for an anonymous source to send information to journalists while protecting their identity.\"
The announcement comes days after a media watchdog group issued a report saying the war on news leaks by President Barack Obama\'s administration is becoming a threat to press freedom and democracy.
The Committee to Protect Journalists, in a report based on interviews with dozens of news professionals, said journalists had found news sources afraid to speak to them because of an unprecedented crackdown, in some cases using the 1917 Espionage Act.
\"A truly free press hinges on the ability of investigative journalists to build trust with their sources,\" Freedom of the Press Foundation executive director Trevor Timm said.
Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

secure news tip system offered to media secure news tip system offered to media

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

secure news tip system offered to media secure news tip system offered to media

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi

GMT 06:31 2017 Friday ,17 November

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi
Arab Today, arab today Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career

GMT 06:46 2017 Sunday ,19 November

Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

GMT 02:59 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Arab Today, arab today Baidu speeds up AI progress

GMT 11:46 2017 Friday ,17 November

Baidu speeds up AI progress
Arab Today, arab today Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”

GMT 12:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 08:06 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 06:13 2017 Friday ,17 November

Pope denounces healthcare inequality

GMT 05:18 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Boeing announces $27bn from flydubai

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday