Encryption apps

Are Your Messages Safe? The Basics of Encryption and How Your Favorite Apps Measure Up

Are your messages secure? With data breaches and other scams on the rise, you’ve probably asked yourself this question — whether you’re protecting sensitive information from a confidential source, or just keeping a close eye on your personal account. Earlier this month, journalists swapped warnings about a particularly sneaky Google Doc invite that scammed even the savviest users. More recently,…

Protecting Confidential Sources and Document Drops

Top Secret: How Journalists Protect Confidential Tips and Document Drops

It’s a sign of the times: Many news agencies in Washington now are accepting various forms of leaked information. It used to be that anonymous tips would come through a phone call or snail mail. Now, journalists are using apps that encrypt text messages from sources, and many media agencies are promoting secure document drops.…