New Yorker unveil online anonymous whistleblower tip system for media

Fri, May 17, 2013: The New Yorker has introduced Strongbox, an online tool that allows people to send messages or documents to their writers and editors anonymously. The open-source platform was developed by Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker and Aaron Swartz, an activist who faced a potential prison sentence for breaking into a university research database. According to New Yorker, the system was designed to avoid putting media organizations at the center of investigations of news leaks.

With Strongbox, the reporters or editors are not able to figure out where files sent to them and this can help to encourage the anonymous submission of newsworthy information in the manner of WikiLeaks and other Internet sites.

Author: VSDaily Editor

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