Contact & Tips
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- Date of incident
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- What are you reporting
- Did you report this incident to law enforcement? If so, to whom and when?
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Before reaching out
No method is completely secure and what measures you should take depend on how much anonymity you need. Before using any of these apps or tools, consider taking a few extra security precautions, including: considering whether the network you use can be used to identify you or your activity; using a secure web browser or operating system; disabling features that back data up to cloud services; and avoiding using accounts or devices linked to your name, email or phone number.
The Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) offers more detailed guides aimed at maintaining privacy and anonymity.
Here are some secure methods for reaching out to us with tips relevant to this story. No system is 100% secure, but these tools attempt to create a more secure environment than that provided by normal communication channels.
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Brooke Blumberg & Dixon Knox
Regular email is convenient but not secure. Do not use it if your information is sensitive or if you are concerned about someone knowing that you are a source.
You may send us encrypted or unencrypted emails. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption software that allows you to send encrypted emails and documents. Mailvelope is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that makes it easy to use PGP. The extension will only encrypt the contents of the email you’re sending. Mailvelope will not encrypt metadata such as sender, recipient, subject or information about when the email was sent. This metadata will be available to your email provider.
This is a free, end-to-end encrypted messaging app, which allows you to communicate directly with our team. You can send text messages, images and video. It also allows you to talk securely with a producer by calling them via the Signal app. No metadata is retained by Signal. It can be downloaded from the app store for your device. Signal can be configured to delete messages automatically at a designated time interval.
For additional anonymity, consider setting up a dedicated phone number to use with Signal. You can do this through several services, such as Google Voice, Skype or Twilio, or you can purchase a prepaid SIM card.
Number: (469) 885-8296
WhatsApp is a free app that secures phone calls and text messages using end-to-end encryption and allows you to delete messages even after they’ve been read. The app is owned by Meta, which also owns Facebook and Instagram, and retains a significant amount of metadata about conversations. However, WhatsApp claims neither it, nor third parties, can see users’ private conversations.
For additional anonymity, consider setting up a dedicated phone number to use with WhatsApp. You can do this through several services, such as Google Voice, Skype or Twilio, or you can purchase a prepaid SIM card.
Number: (469) 885-8296
P.O. Box 17712
Portland, ME 04112