Thursday, October 17, 2013

Security experts and the Press working together to protect whistleblowers

This is interesting:
SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower support system, originally written by Aaron Swartz and now run by the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The first instance of this system was named StrongBox and is being run by the New Yorker. To further add to the naming confusion, Aaron Swartz called the system DeadDrop when he wrote the code.
Aaron Schwartz, of course, was the security expert driven to suicide by a District Attorney aiming to bring the full weight of the law down to crush anyone putting large organization's copyrighted material at risk.

It's particularly interesting that it's being run by the New Yorker.

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