Shane Savitsky Feb 14, 2017
Snowden works to secure newsrooms
Wired has a look at some tools that the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit headed by Edward Snowden, is putting together to help newsrooms keep themselves and their sources secure.
- SecureDrop: Using Tor, the system allows for secure uploads of leaked materials — it's how the Washington Post got their hands on Trump's infamous Access Hollywood tape.
- Sunder: Built with a coder for Signal, it requires passwords from multiple people in order to access encrypted data.
- iPhone modifications: Snowden helped to build an iPhone case that shows if the phone's location or data is being transmitted without the owner's knowledge.
- Encrypted video: The team is building a version of Jitsi, the encrypted chat software used by Snowden, for newsrooms to use internally.
- Snowden to Wired on his goal: "We can't fix the surveillance problem overnight, but maybe we can build a shield that will protect anyone who's standing behind it."