David Huerta is a Digital Security Trainer at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, where he’s working on methods to train journalists to take advantage of privacy-enhancing technology to empower a free press. He’s co-organized dozens of trainings across the US, including one at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of Laura Poitras’s Astro Noise exhibition in 2016. He’s also spoken on the subject of usable privacy technology at DEF CON, Radical Networks, Rightscon and random cocktail bars.
If your web browser is asking you to install software updates, it may also be asking you to protect itself from getting hacked.
Last week, Eric Trump tweeted a screenshot of an email that circulated through the Trump Organization by Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold. Although the tweet sensationalized Fahrenholt’s emails, it should fall short of qualifying for reality TV levels of drama, since reporters do this sort of thing all the time. But are there other considerations to take in mind when reaching out to sources in their workplaces?