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[liberationtech] Safer submission of content to news organizations

Martyn Williams martyn at stanford.edu
Tue Jan 17 09:33:01 PST 2012


Thanks Brian and yes. Perhaps I didn't explain it well enough.

It should be private, so eavesdroppers have difficulty linking person A
with news organization B, but not necessarily anonymous from the
perspective of B.

News organizations, at least most reputable ones, have rules against
anonymous content and cannot use it in many circumstances. For example,
see AP's rules on Anonymous sources: http://www.ap.org/newsvalues/index.html

That doesn't mean anonymity should be impossible - sometimes it might be
desirable - but the goal of the system isn't to disguise the
identification of the sender to the receiver.

In fact, in some cases a stronger identification might be preferable if
it can help guarantee material comes from a trusted source and has not
been tampered with en route.

Martyn


On 01/17/2012 09:24 AM, Brian Conley wrote:
> That would be privacy. Anonymity should indicate impossibility for
> identify to be known, no?
> 
> I believe Martyn is talking about a system where each submitter has a
> unique identifier, but where their transmissions are as secure and
> private as possible.
> 
> Isn't it important to distinguish levels of security or privacy?
> 
> On Jan 17, 2012 9:19 AM, "Moritz Bartl" <moritz at torservers.net
> <mailto:moritz at torservers.net>> wrote:
> 
>     On 17.01.2012 17:39, Martyn Williams wrote:
>     > The goal isn't anonymity like Wikileaks - that brings a heap of
>     > editorial problems with it - but making it harder for tracking to link
>     > person A with news organization B.
> 
>     That IS anonymity.
> 
>     --
>     Moritz Bartl
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