Want to share a confidential tip or story idea? Below are a few ways to protect your anonymity while still getting in touch with me directly. No communication system is completely secure, but these tools can help protect your anonymity. Please use other channels for personal communications.
This encrypted submission system set up by me (the servers are under my physical control) uses the Tor anonymity software to protect your identity, location and the information you send. I strongly recommend that tips be sent using a public Wi-Fi network, and that the computer you use is free of malware. If the computer is compromised, communications using SecureDrop may be compromised as well. These steps outline best practices for use of SecureDrop, as well as the steps that I take to protect your privacy. For added security, consider using the Tails operating system.
Signal: +1 413 429 6353
The free and open source messaging app offers end-to-end encryption to send messages, photos, video and calls. Signal retains only your phone number, when you first registered with the service and when you were last active. No metadata surrounding communications is retained. The app also allows messages to self-destruct, removing them from the recipient’s and sender’s phones (once it’s been seen) after a set amount of time.
Postal Mail: 1321 Upland Dr., PMB: 7888 Houston, Texas, 77043, U.S.A.
Mail delivered through the postal service is another secure means of communication. I recommend that you use a public mailbox, not a post office.
Proton Mail: email@example.com
PGP Fingerprint: 3758dff35c35a8c3ff091bdbdf52e30062e11229 | PGP Public Key
Proton Mail is a free, encrypted email service that protects your messages from hackers, government surveillance, and data breaches. Not even Proton Mail can access your emails. Emails exchanged between two Proton Mail accounts are automatically encrypted. Visit https://protonmail.com and create an anonymous encrypted Swiss hosted free email address.
All communication within the I2P network is encrypted, ensuring that messages and data remain confidential and secure.