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[liberationtech] Safer submission of content to news organizations

Okhin okhin at okhin.fr
Thu Jan 19 02:51:27 PST 2012


On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:56:44 +1100
Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:

> On 01/19/2012 02:47 PM, Martyn Williams wrote:
> >
> > Making the submission secure yet easy is likely to be key to gaining
> > adoption.
> 
> Secure for who exactly?

Submitters I think. Most press organization have lawyers and some of
them have laws to protect their sources, so they already are more or
less secured (even if a robbery in their offices can give authority a
lot of stuff, but then it's the source that is in danger, not the
journalist itself).
> 
> Privacy by design is not an option for a submission system. Being
> "easy to use" has serious unintended consequences.
> 

One of them being the system will be used. I totally agree with the
fact that idiot-proof system can fail at security (see WPS), but if it
needs a degree of computer engineering to send a document, nobody will
uses it.

We need to educate people and journalists to uses those tool on a
daily basis, but keeping the things out of reach of non tech-savvy
people kind of destroy the purpose of having a WB platform.

Tech-savvy people will always find a way to use more security than the
minimum level, so they're not the target of such a platform I think. We
need to think about people who does not understand how communications
work.

Okhin

> All the best,
> Jacob
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