Our projects advance our mission through work at the intersection of technology and press freedom.
SecureDrop is an open source whistleblower platform that allows sources to anonymously send documents and messages to journalists. It is in use by more than 70 organizations. SecureDrop uses the Tor network, strong encryption and a carefully designed system architecture to ensure security and anonymity.
Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) leads the development of SecureDrop in partnership with a growing worldwide community of volunteers. For more information about SecureDrop, please read our FAQ. If you can contribute code, design, translations, documentation, research, or in other ways, please see the overview for new contributors.
The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is a website operated by Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) that brings together more than two dozen press freedom groups to systematically count and document all press freedom violations in the United States. The data we gather informs advocacy, journalism, and legal action. It has been cited in news stories by CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico, Forbes, and many others.
The Tracker team also publishes a regular newsletter. Subscribe to stay informed about press freedom issues in the U.S.
Dangerzone is an open source desktop application that takes potentially dangerous PDFs, office documents, or images and converts them to safe PDFs. Dangerzone works on Windows, macOS, and Linux and uses container technology to convert the documents within a secure sandbox.
@FOIAFeed is an account on X, formerly known as Twitter, and Mastodon that highlights news stories that rely on the Freedom of Information Act, landmark U.S. legislation that protects the public’s right to request information from the government about its actions. FOIA is routinely threatened and undermined by public officials. We showcase its critical importance for public interest journalism, so that anyone can make the case for preserving and expanding FOIA access.
Signal is an open source encrypted text message and phone call application developed and maintained by Open Whisper Systems. Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) was Signal’s fiscal sponsor until the launch of the Signal Technology Foundation in October 2019 and supports its use by journalists and whistleblowers. You can download Signal for Android and iOS.