The Operating System That Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked

We wrote about the importance of the Tails operating system to all of the NSA journalists last week, but there’s also another little-known operating system that journalists should consider using …

SecureDrop and the OpenSSL Vulnerability

Update: The Tor Project has released a new version of the Tor Browser Bundle, 3.5.4. This further mitigates client-side vectors, and we recommend users (both sources and journalists) upgrade …

Lessons for Journalists and Sources from the Microsoft/Blogger Privacy Fiasco

Privacy-conscious Internet users were aghast last week when court documents showed that Microsoft looked at the content of a blogger’s Hotmail account without a warrant—or any legal process whatsoever—in an …

Why It's Vital For Users to Fund Open-Source Encryption Tools

We’ve been crowd-funding donations for several open-source encryption tools for two months now. We've discussed before why these tools are so important from a press freedom perspective, but we’ve …

Greenwald and Poitras Launch 'The Intercept,' Putting Press Freedom and Digital Security First

Journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill launched the premiere digital magazine of First Look Media today, called The Intercept, which will initially focus on NSA stories based …

SecureDrop Undergoes Second Security Audit

Today, we're publishing the second security audit of SecureDrop, our open-source whistleblower submission system. Since we took over managing the project in October, we have made so many upgrades …

Amazing New Book Reveals Whistleblowers of J. Edgar Hoover’s Illegal FBI For the First Time

Whenever NSA overreach is discussed, many—even the NSA’s biggest advocates—refer back to J. Edgar Hoover's illegal FBI domestic surveillance program in the 1960s and 70s as the prime example of …

If Snowden Returned to US For Trial, All Whistleblower Evidence Would Likely Be Inadmissible

There seems to be a new talking point from government officials since a federal judge ruled NSA surveillance is likely unconstitutional last week: if Edward Snowden thinks he's a whistleblower, …

Freedom of the Press Foundation Launches Campaign to Support Encryption Tools For Journalists

Crowd-funding Campaign Will Support A Variety of Open-Source Encryption Tools That Make Communications Between Journalists and Sources Safer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Francisco, CA – December 5, 2013 – In …

UK Authorities Destroy Guardian's Hard Drives, Force Journalists to Report NSA Stories In Exile

Fresh off the news that UK authorities detained the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald for nine hours yesterday, Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger has published an extraordinary report of government …