is an encrypted system for sending data and documents, uses Tor’s anonymity software to protect your identity, location and information that you send.
We do not request or require any identifiable information, nor do we track or record information related to the message.
We strongly recommend not to send data while on a public Wi-Fi network, and also make sure before sending that the computer that you are using does not contain malicious programs. If the computer is compromised, communication using SecureDrop can also be compromised.
How to use SecureDrop
- Download and install the Tor browser with https://www.torproject.org . The Tor browser allows you to access our SecureDrop page, which acts as a hidden Tor service.
- Open the Tor browser and wait for the page that indicates that the connection is established, then copy and paste the address line: ouradderss.onion
- Follow the instructions to send us information. Users will be given a code name that can be used to log in and check responses from the editorial office.
- For additional security, consider using the Tails operating system instead of the Tor Browser.
SecureDrop servers are under physical control of the edition.
The information you send us is stored on our SecureDrop servers in an encrypted format. Before distributing your message among the editors, we will decrypt your message on a computer that has never been connected to the Internet, and remove any related metadata. After cleaning the metadata and possible information about the source, we will provide the message and the documents to the editorial office.
We will not know the source of information provided through SecureDrop: but if your name or other identifiers are included in the message body itself, they can not be edited by us. If this is of concern, we recommend that you do not include the identification information in your message.
If you want to log in to check the editorial responses, we recommend that you delete each message as soon as it is read. On our side, we also delete these messages.
SecureDrop is regularly checked by independent security experts. Like all software, it can contain security vulnerabilities that you can use. Ultimately, you use the service at your own peril and risk.