New York Times - secure means of providing a news tip

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 14:35.
New York Times - secure means of providing a news tip

The New York Times has suggestions for persons who would like to anonymously forward news tips to the Times - at this link.  Of course, the suggested methods - using sites which encrypt and do not store identity back-track information - can be used for communication to other news organizations or persons.   

It is significant that the Times is providing the information - what are they aware of which is not public?    Just the recommendation to put your tip mail into a post box, and not take it into the post office is significant.    Why use a post box?   There are video cameras running in all the post offices.   


Another suggestion the NYTimes provides is to use a public wi-fi connection:   "We strongly recommend that tips be sent using a public Wi-Fi network, and that the computer you use is free of malware. If the computer is compromised,

communications using SecureDrop may be compromised as well. The steps below outline best practices for use of SecureDrop, as well as the steps that we take to protect your privacy."

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I agree that it is wise to be cautious at this time of transition - but to fear that your every spoken word or typed correspondence or Facebook post will lead to some type of governmental retribution, is insane.  

I have been subjected to censorship by all media - except REALNEO.  Be heard here - and, use an alias, if you are afraid.  But, we all need to speak out without anonymity to really make a difference.  

Sadly, I believe we can't rely on the mainstream media at all. The New York Times  - bellwether for truth to some people - routinely covers up for the investor schemes that have decimated Northeast Ohio (tax lien sales, mortgage industry, Cuyahoga County Land Bank).  

Wake up - take care of the folks in your neighborhood - build a church community or neighborhood association.  It is the best that we can do for ourselves.  Run for political office - demand transparency - change laws so the crooks can't continue to rob us blind.


The New Yorker Magazine suggests Strongbox for anonymity.

 Here is a link to the advice on The New Yorker's site.

The New Yorker and the New York Times would not be publishing their advice to be cautious without reason.   This is a new era.  Or an old era - like Germany in the late 1930's....


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