New whistleblower sites ExposeFacts and SecureDrop

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    WikiLeaks @wikileaks · 2h
    WikiLeaks inspired sites continue to proliferate; a US based intelligence group "Expose Facts" launches Wednesday

    WikiLeaks @wikileaks · 2h
    Note that we do not endorse the security of these new sites.

    Today this was posted by Greg Mitchell:

    New Whistleblower Group Launching

    From a "Beyond Snowden" release I just got in my email.

    A new organization for whistleblowing will launch on Wednesday morning when the website goes live and the group begins its first day with a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

    NSA whistleblowers William Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe will speak at the news conference along with EPA whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, a member of the ExposeFacts editorial board.

    ExposeFacts “aims to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war,” the group says -- and its website will feature a whistleblower submission system known as “SecureDrop.”

    Binney, a former high-level National Security Agency intelligence official, has been singled out for praise by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who told the Wall Street Journal: "I have tremendous respect for Binney, who did everything he could according to the rules. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for highlighting how the Intelligence Community punishes reporting abuses within the system."

    Wiebe worked at the NSA for 36 years. Since retiring, both Wiebe and Binney have made several key public disclosures regarding the NSA’s massive surveillance program.

    As a senior policy analyst for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Coleman-Adebayo became a whistleblower when the EPA ignored her complaints about a U.S. company harming the environment and human health in its vanadium mining in South Africa.

    Binney, Wiebe and Coleman-Adebayo are on the ExposeFacts advisory board. The first person to become a member of that board was Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, whose video statement in support of ExposeFacts will be released at the news conference.

    ExposeFacts will be an ongoing project of the Institute for Public Accuracy.


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  3. The Wrong Guy Member News Conference • Washington • June 4, 2014


    NSA whistleblowers William Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe
    EPA whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
    Journalist Barbara Ehrenreich
    Norman Solomon, Institute for Public Accuracy Executive Director
    Sam Husseini, Institute for Public Accuracy Communications Director
    Appearing via video message: Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower
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    SecureDrop protects whistleblowers from NSA, prying eyes

    Journalists, advocates and former-whistleblowers Wednesday launched a new platform "to disclose information that citizens need in order to make truly informed decisions in a democracy.", which features a video statement by famed Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg on its homepage, worked with experts to implement SecureDrop. Whistleblowers can utilize the system to securely submit documents and files to the organization's board of journalists.

    RT's Lindsay France discusses the new project with Norman Solomon, a member of ExposeFacts' editorial board.

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  5. The Internet Member

    No relation to Greg Mitchell, the Scientology lobbyist, I hope.
  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files

    SecureDrop platform allows sources to submit documents and data while avoiding most common forms of online tracking

    The Guardian has launched a secure platform for whistleblowers to securely submit confidential documents to the newspaper’s reporters.

    The launch comes a year to the day since the Guardian posted the first of a series of NSA documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, sparking a worldwide debate on surveillance, privacy, and civil liberties.

    Free speech and privacy groups alongside popular sites including Reddit, BoingBoing and Imgur, are marking the day with a Reset the Net campaign, encouraging internet users to take direct action to secure their privacy online. Several technology companies are also expected to announce new steps to protect users’ privacy over the course of the day.

    The SecureDrop open-source whistleblowing platform provides a way for sources, who can choose to remain anonymous, to submit documents and data while avoiding virtually all of the most common forms of online tracking.

    It makes use of well-known anonymising technology such as the Tor network and the Tails operating system, which was used by journalists working on the Snowden files.

    The New Yorker, the US not-for-profit investigative newsroom ProPublica, and the Pierre Omidyar-backed startup The Intercept are among the newsrooms already making use of the SecureDrop system.

    The SecureDrop platform was initially developed by the US developer and activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself in 2013 when facing charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for the mass downloading of academic articles.

    The platform was finished after Swartz’s death, and is now maintained and promoted by the not-for-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation.

    Sources who wish to consider using the system to contact the Guardian can find information on how to use the SecureDrop platform at

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    Former whistleblowers Radack, Wiebe, Coleman-Adebayo and Ellsberg speak out at the launch of, a US-based independent media organization that encourages whistleblowers to expose government and corporate malfeasance.
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    Announcing the new version of SecureDrop, with the results from our third security audit

    By Garrett Robinson, Freedom of the Press Foundation

    Today, we’re announcing the latest major release of SecureDrop, our open-source whistleblower submission system. SecureDrop 0.3 uses the same basic architecture found in 0.2, but contains numerous improvements focused on better usability for both journalists and sources, a radically simplified installation process, and an auto-updating procedure that allows us to deliver important fixes to all SecureDrop installations in a timely manner.

    SecureDrop 0.3 was installed at the Toronto Globe and Mail and Gawker Media in February, and both organizations announced their deployments in early March. Based on their feedback, we have made some minor fixes and today are announcing SecureDrop 0.3.1 as the newest stable release of SecureDrop. All current installations are upgraded or in the process of upgrading to the latest version.

    If you are interested in trying SecureDrop, start by reading the installation guide. For this and future releases, just check out the master branch of the SecureDrop git repository, which will always point to the latest stable release. Additionally, we recommend verifying the signed git tag for the release. Starting with SecureDrop 0.3, all of the release tags are signed with the Freedom of the Press Foundation master signing key.

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