Strongbox, An Anonymous System For Submitting Documents to ‘The New Yorker’ Created by Aaron Swartz & Kevin Poulsen

Strongbox

The New Yorker has launched Strongbox, a system for anonymously submitting documents and other information to the magazine. Strongbox was created by internet activist and reddit founder Aaron Swartz (who died in January) and Wired editor Kevin Poulsen, and uses a combination of Tor, secure servers, thumb drives, and secure laptops that aren’t connected to the internet to send files to The New Yorker’s reporters. The service aims to provide users with a greater degree of anonymity when submitting potentially sensitive information, and also means that even The New Yorker will never know where or from whom the files were sent.

Strongbox

images via The New Yorker

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