CONFIDENTIAL TIPS

Optimize Your Data Security

The Liberal Globe offers a selection of options for those interested in sending information, documents, and videos to the Liberal Globe team of investigative journalists. No system provides 100% security, but the specific tools offered make it possible to create a more secure and protected framework than those provided by standard communication channels. However, before you decide to use any of these tools, we recommend that you read the fine print carefully so that you can choose the best option for your communication needs. Additionally, before using one of these tools, we recommend that you follow the instructions below:

• Use a secure computer to contact us. When we say secure computer, we mean that computer that does not maintain corporate software or malware that could be used to record your activities.

• Prefer to use an operating system that maintains your privacy and anonymity, such as Tails.

• Delete the traces of communication stored on your computer, such as copies of messages or your secure code name assigned to the nature of the service.

• Run any files you send us through a metadata cleaning tool to minimize the risk of inadvertently sending information embedded in documents, such as the author’s name.

Signal

This offered option is a free end-to-end encrypted messaging application that lets you communicate directly with The Liberal Globe. You have the ability to send text messages, pictures and videos. It also lets you talk securely with an investigative journalist by calling him or her through the Signal app. You can download it from the app store. Signal can be set to automatically delete messages at specified intervals.

The Liberal Globe`s Signal phone number is: +30 697 5506 233

WhatsApp

This is also a free messaging application with end-to-end encryption, which also allows the transfer of documents, photos, and videos, so that only you and the person you are communicating with can read or listen to them and no one else , nor WhatsApp. WhatsApp can be used for secure phone calls. It belongs to Facebook. Some data is stored by WhatsApp.

The Liberal Globe`s WhatsApp phone number is:

+30 697 5506 233

Encrypted Email

If you are using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption, here is our link to our public key. We use this tool (iGolder) to take advantage of PGP encryption, and contact us. To use this tool properly, you must first generate your own PGP public key. In this case you should first visit the iGolder website to generate your own public key and then use it, by copying also our public key, to contact us. If you use our public key with a mail encryption add-on, for example Mailvelope or Enigmail, it encrypts the contents of the message but not the subject line or the sender’s name.

E-mail: lockbox@liberalglobe.com

SecureDrop

SecureDrop is an open source complaint system that media organizations can use to securely receive documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. SecureDrop submissions are completely encrypted and do not include authentication metadata.

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