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Join us for a SecureDrop hackathon at Aaron Swartz Day this weekend in San Francisco

Photograph of Aaron Swartz by Sage Ross, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike LicenseAaron Swartz was a brilliant computer scientist, a passionate digital rights activist, and a dear friend to many. He believed fiercely in freedom of speech and information, and dedicated his brief but full life to building the open web ... Read More

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Advisory: Server installation failure with UEFI boot mode

Update, October 25: The upstream issue causing the problem described in this advisory has been resolved. If you encounter this problem again during the installation, please let us know by filing a bug report. During a SecureDrop installation against servers with with UEFI boot mode enabled, the ./securedrop-admin install command ... Read More

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Advisory: Installation/Workstation Update Failure on Tails 3.9

A configuration error in Tails 3.9 will cause the following operations to fail: Installing SecureDrop using an Admin Workstation running Tails 3.9 Updating the SecureDrop code on an Admin or Journalist workstation running Tails 3.9 The securedrop-admin setup step will fail with the following error: W: The ... Read More

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Come to the SecureDrop Hackathon at EFF in San Francisco on August 15th

Come work on SecureDrop at the Electronic Frontier Foundation offices on Wednesday, August 15, 2018! Event details:  Location: 815 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109  Date: 6:00PM to 9:00PMSecureDrop is a whistleblower submission system that media organizations use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources ... Read More

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The road towards an integrated SecureDrop Workstation

Through the last year, the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) has sponsored the development of a prototype for an integrated SecureDrop Workstation based on Qubes OS. Thanks to the work of developer Joshua Thayer, we now have a working prototype that combines the Journalist Workstation and Secure Viewing Station ... Read More

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A New SecureDrop Directory - and a New Look

Since Freedom of the Press Foundation launched SecureDrop in October 2013 (building on the DeadDrop codebase originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz), the open source platform has become the de facto standard for secure communication between news organizations and sources. Our SecureDrop directory currently contains 33 instances ranging from ... Read More

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A tribute to James Dolan, co-creator of SecureDrop, who has tragically passed away at age 36

Cross posted from the Freedom of the Press Foundation blog.It was with an extremely heavy heart that we recently learned our friend and former colleague James Dolan—one of the co-creators of SecureDrop and Freedom of the Press Foundation’s first full time employee—took his own life over ... Read More

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December SecureDrop Hackathon at EFF

Come work on SecureDrop at the Electronic Frontier Foundation at 815 Eddy St in San Francisco on Thursday December 7th at 6-9pm!SecureDrop is a whistleblower submission system that media organizations use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. Originally written by Aaron Swartz, it has been ... Read More