Online Privacy for Journalists

Online Privacy for Journalists

A must-have guide for journalism in 2017. Topics include how to protect your source and sensitive data, maintaining your anonymity online, and securing your emails.

Publication date: 31 Mar 2017

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Paperback: 28 pages

Views: 10,504

Type: Book

Publisher: Self-publishing

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Post time: 29 Aug 2017 12:00:00

Online Privacy for Journalists

Online Privacy for Journalists A must-have guide for journalism in 2017. Topics include how to protect your source and sensitive data, maintaining your anonymity online, and securing your emails.
Tag(s): Computer Security Data Communication and Networks Hackers and Computer Philosophy
Publication date: 31 Mar 2017
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: 28 pages
Views: 10,504
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Self-publishing
License: n/a
Post time: 29 Aug 2017 12:00:00
From the Introduction:
Michael Dagan wrote:When an American serving president accuses a former president of surveillance; when he prevents central US media outlets access – so far always granted, and taken for granted – to press conferences he holds; and when he incessantly knocks and accuses the media of being the country’s enemy number one, it isn’t surprising that memories of President Nixon surface up more with every self-pitying tweet about SNL, and that even Republican Senators such as John McCain express fear for the future of democracy.

And McCain is not alone. Many journalists whom I have spoken with recently, expressed concern for whatever lays ahead for the freedom of the press. At a time when it’s possible to express the following statement – “Donald Trump controls the NSA” – and not be held a liar, anything’s possible. Add that to the fact that recent news on CIA taught us that almost all encryption systems can be compromised, if someone has the perseverance to crack them – and you are en route to envisioning an utterly Dystopian world, where you cannot even get too comfortable laying on your sofa, in front of your own smart TV.

The good news is that it is nevertheless possible to make it difficult for anyone to try and intercept your emails, the text messages you’re sending or your phone calls. You can take measures to make the lives of those who want to uncover your sources and the information being revealed to you, much harder. Of course, the degree of effort you’re prepared to take to protect your privacy, your sources’ anonymity and your data’s safety, should be commensurate to the likelihood of a real threat, be that hacking or spying.




About The Author(s)


Michael Dagan (@mikedagan) is currently transitioning to content strategy and content marketing for startups, after some 25 years in senior editing positions in Haaretz group, the leading Israeli media. In his last role, he was deputy editor of Haaretz, overseeing and coordinating all operations: print, digital and Hebrew & English editions, as well as related activity such as conventions.

Michael Dagan

Michael Dagan (@mikedagan) is currently transitioning to content strategy and content marketing for startups, after some 25 years in senior editing positions in Haaretz group, the leading Israeli media. In his last role, he was deputy editor of Haaretz, overseeing and coordinating all operations: print, digital and Hebrew & English editions, as well as related activity such as conventions.


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