Local Leaks: Now You Can Be Your Own Julian Assange
A new internet tip-line allows citizens to anonymously reach hundreds of local newspapers around America. Crazy haircut optional.
Inspired by the world-changing success of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, students and professors at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism have put together LocalLeaks, an internet tip-line that allows citizens to anonymously reach hundreds of local newspapers around America.
If you've got a hot story you'd like to see reported, use LocalLeaks to pick from more than 1,400 reputable papers who want your tips, and then send your sensitive information, comfortable with the knowledge that nobody will be able to trace you if you don't want them to:
Each drop-box consists of a secure web connection and a form that encrypts both files and the text submitted (then destroys the originals) as well as removes identifying metadata from documents. The system also makes every effort to leave no traceable remnants from the transaction, such as identifiable session cookies on the client side or logging of any IP addresses on the server side.
Julian Assange has changed the world. You can too.