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[liberationtech] AdLeaks - a whistleblowing platform

Julian Oliver julian at
Sun Jun 23 04:53:13 PDT 2013

..on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 10:15:13AM +0200, Jens Christian Hillerup wrote:
> "We designed the AdLeaks system to work with partners who embed AdLeaks ads
> or AdLeaks bugs into their web pages. Our ads contain code that encrypts an
> empty message with the AdLeaks public key and sends the ciphertext back to
> AdLeaks. This happens on all users' web browsers. A whistleblower's browser
> substitutes the ciphertext with encrypted parts of a disclosure. The
> protocol ensures that an adversary who can eavesdrop on the network
> communication cannot distinguish between the transmissions of regular
> browsers and those of whistleblowers' browsers. AdLeaks ads are
> authenticated so that a whistleblower's browser can tell them apart from
> other code. Consequently, whistleblowers never have to navigate to any
> particular site to communicate with AdLeaks once our ads are sufficiently
> widespread."

Very smart approach. Congrats.

Julian Oliver

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