Here’s how to send Ars confidential information, securely
Saturday June 2, 2018. 04:00 PM , from Ars Technica
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In the wake of the 2013 Snowden revelations, a lot of reporters, including here at Ars, began to take a long look at the digital tools we were using for secure communications.
After all, the National Security Agency whistleblower famously tried to reach journalist Glenn Greenwald through encrypted email, but Greenwald couldn’t be bothered to set it up. After much persistence and after roping in another journalist, Laura Poitras, eventually Snowden did get through—the rest is history.
Following that experience, we did what a lot of other reporters began to do: set up PGP keys, publish them, and wait for our legions of readers to begin corresponding with us à la Snowden. In practice, few actually did. (And our audience, theoretically, is more tech-savvy than most other sites.)
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