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[liberationtech] Safer submission of content to news organizations

Michael Rogers m-- at gmx.com
Wed Jan 18 04:38:03 PST 2012


On 18/01/12 10:53, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> Out of my head, one example would be: Message us on some other platform
> where you built up reputation or had to be identified (depending on the
> actual definition of identity for the news org!).
> 
> 1. anonymous submission platform -> after submission, gives you a random
> string/number
> 
> 2. to reveal your identity, you can then send that string separately to
> the newspaper on a site that required identification, eg. on eBay,
> Paypal etc
> 
> 3. only if the number is received, the submission is accepted

I think we need to be careful here. Does the submitter need to conceal
their connection to the submission, or their connection to the news
organisation, or both?

If, for example, Bradley Manning had emailed a random number to Julian
Assange, it might not *prove* a link between Manning and the cables, but
it would be hard to explain away...

Cheers,
Michael



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