Digital dark arts

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Nicole Hensley of New York Daily News; Mike Tigas of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 10:15am
  • Location: Colorado F
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Privacy and digital security issues surround our work as journalists. Learn about threat modeling (the "who, what, where, when, why, and how" of security), the metadata you leave behind, and easy tools to help improve your "security hygiene". We’ll also discuss how these digital insecurities can benefit your own reporting by using common social media “gotchas,” scooping the competition and metadata blunders to chase leads.

You may also be interested in the “CryptoParty” session Saturday afternoon, where you can get hands-on help installing various security and encryption tools. 

Read a recap of this session on the CAR Conference blog

Speaker Bios

  • Nicole Hensley is a reporter at the New York Daily News covering overnight breaking news and LGBT issues. Her on-the-ground dispatches include civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the aftermath of three Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill, N.C. Newsrooms she has known: The Spokesman-Review and KXLY-TV in Spokane, Wash. @nkhensley

  • Mike is a hacker-journalist at ProPublica, where he works on news applications, network infrastructure, and digital security. Outside of ProPublica he is a core contributor to the Tor Project, working on censorship-circumventing mobile apps. He was an adjunct instructor at New York University’s Studio20 digital journalism program and was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow. @mtigas

Related Tipsheets

  • The Digital Dark Arts 1
    Privacy and digital security issues surround our work as journalists. Learn about threat modeling (the "who, what, where, when, why, and how" of security), the metadata you leave behind, and easy tools to help improve your "security hygiene". We’ll also discuss how these digital insecurities can benefit your own reporting by using common social media “gotchas,” scooping the competition and metadata blunders to chase leads.

  • The Digital Dark Arts 2
    Privacy and digital security issues surround our work as journalists. Learn about threat modeling (the "who, what, where, when, why, and how" of security), the metadata you leave behind, and easy tools to help improve your "security hygiene". We’ll also discuss how these digital insecurities can benefit your own reporting by using common social media “gotchas,” scooping the competition and metadata blunders to chase leads.