Digital dark arts: How to secure your data and boost your sleuthing skills

By Carlie Procell Mike Tigas, a news applications developer at ProPublica, and Nicole Hensley, a reporter at the New York Daily News, addressed some cybersecurity issues journalists face and offered tips and tricks for working around them. “As journalists we have to communicate with sources,” Tigas said during the “Digital dark arts” panel. “So we’re…

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Security for journalists: How to keep your sources and your information safe

When you write to your colleagues, text your friends or speak to your sources, it may seem like the only people with access to the conversation are you and the other person. For most people, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Independent journalist Quinn Norton, Andy Boyle of NBC News and Jeff Larson of…

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How journalists can learn safer communication and improve online security

The New York Times Magazine this week profiles documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and her role in helping National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leak thousands of classified documents regarding government surveillance programs. From the magazine: Poitras possesses a new skill set that is particularly vital — and far from the journalistic norm — in an…

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