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This Tool Can Help Identify Leakers Who Copy and Paste Secret Info

Some applications and websites don’t render and display so called “zero-width characters.” A developer created a tool to hide these invisible characters in plain sight, and then use them to identify who copied and pasted the original text.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.6.18
leaking

How the New Suspected NSA Leaker Reality Winner Was Caught

From the characteristics of physical documents, to not using work computers, there’s plenty to learn from the recent bombshell leaking charge.
Joseph Cox
6.6.17
Snowden's Angels

The Refugees Who Helped Snowden Escape Hong Kong Are Stuck in a Living Hell

The people who housed the NSA leaker say they're being targeted for helping him by the people and agencies supposed to be protecting them.
Theresa Locker
3.2.17
uk

New Tor Site 'Netpoleaks' Helps Whistleblowers Report on UK Police

'Netpoleaks' aims to make it easier for people to share concerns about police activity securely.
Joseph Cox
7.13.16
Power

​A Tool to Check If Your Dark Web Site Really Is Anonymous

‘OnionScan' will probe dark web sites for security weaknesses.
Joseph Cox
4.6.16
video

Watch an RC Plane Drop Whistleblowing Fliers Over NSA's Dagger Complex

Activists are trying to persuade NSA employees to quit.
Janus Kopfstein
10.5.15
politics

This Campaign Helps Intelligence Workers Become Whistleblowers

The awareness-raising initiative also offers counselling and template resignation letters.
Joseph Cox
9.28.15
Culture

Motherboard Panel Livestream: Freedom of Information in Reverse

Motherboard is hosting a panel on digital freedom at Berlin's Transmediale festival. Watch here.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
1.29.15
Culture

There's a New Social Network for Leakers and Whistleblowers

But why would a whistleblower join a social network?
Joseph Cox
9.18.14
Internet

How to Make Sure What Happened to Aaron Swartz Doesn't Happen Again

David Segal, Aaron Swartz's friend and co-founder of Demand Progress, explains the single act he thinks can help others avoid the late activist's fate: Nullify juries.
David Segal
7.28.14
Power

Why All the Snowden Docs Should Be Public: An Interview with Cryptome

Cryptome's creators want all of the leaked NSA documents to be released, not just at the discretion of journalists.
Joseph Cox
7.16.14
Features

How Challenger Exploded, and Other Mistakes Were Made

Torrents of big data can't stop mistakes—sometimes they make them more likely. The tragedy of Challenger, as with G.M. and others, was that some people had tried to stop it.
ALEX PASTERNACK
6.24.14
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