Three months into 2018, the most under the radar threat to press freedom has shown itself to be not arrests or attacks on journalists, but rather subpoenas to produce documents or attempt to force journalists to testify about their sources.
For over a year now, Secure The News has automatically monitored the HTTPS encryption practices at more than 100 major news sites around the world. Well-configured HTTPS encryption can protect reader privacy, enhance site security, and make important reporting harder to censor or manipulate.
Powerful corporations are increasingly deploying a diversity of tactics to subvert public records laws and prevent the disclosure of newsworthy documents about themselves.
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