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[liberationtech] Safer submission of content to news organizations

Michael Rogers m-- at
Wed Jan 18 04:32:04 PST 2012

On 18/01/12 11:15, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
> Most WB submission system are stateless, it means that are one-way-only
> file-dropping system.
> While this maybe ok for some context, it may represent a strong
> limitating factor as it doesn't allow interaction between Whistleblower
> and receivers of submitted data.

This could be addressed by setting up a bulletin board as a Tor hidden
service. Submitters would be able to carry on private conversations with
journalists without permanently storing any messages or software on
their own devices - they'd just need a (disposable) copy of the Tor
Browser Bundle and a note of the hidden service's onion URL.

To protect submitters who don't understand the different protections
provided by Tor and HTTPS, I'd suggest making the site available
exclusively through Tor.


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