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Re: [tor-talk] Publishing Dangerous Data and Opinions

On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 1:52 AM, I <beatthebastards@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I don't know what you are on about exactly.
> Snowden went to Hong Kong to give the data to journalists personally not Wikileaks.
> Wikileaks has proven its system, obviously.
> Robert
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cb736@xxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Sun, 4 May 2014 13:22:03 -0700 (PDT)
>> To: tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Publishing Dangerous Data and Opinions
>> I would say it greatly depends on the nature of the data. Wikileaks says
>> that "we provide a high security anonymous drop box fortified by
>> cutting-edge cryptographic information technologies. This provides
>> maximum protection to our sources." Although their website does not
>> appear to list any contact information. Snowden went to Hong Kong to
>> release his.
>> --
>> Christopher Booth
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>> Subject: [tor-talk] Publishing Dangerous Data and Opinions
>> Greetings tortalkers,
>> I have data with expert guidance which will result in death threats.
>> Ultimately, we will be killed for releasing this data with expert
>> guidance. We want to publish this data and stave off impending death for
>> as long as possible.
>> Are there field-tested guides for configuring a service in the most
>> anonymous way possible in order to publish files? I have scoured the
>> Internet and deep web for the past month and have not found a single
>> field-tested guide to doing so. We cannot trust a service or others to
>> carry out this data publication. Pointers are very much appreciated.

This is a very naive position. Snowden did you Tor[1] to communicate
with Greenwald et al. In a sense, the "initial contact" dilemma is a
very universal problem indeed, and one which is ignored by many
proposed *-systems that naively assume some kind of PKI[2] is already
in place.

Or, if you're referring to the overall premise of Wikileaks etc.,
there are ongoing efforts[3] to abstract the process so that there
would be a (in a sense, market-)place for whistleblowers to pick
journalists who will receive their info.

[1]: not the best kind of sources (at all), but pretty OK as far as
secondary/tertiary sources go:
 * http://www.wired.com/2014/04/tails/
 * http://www.cnet.com/news/anonymous-os-reportedly-favored-by-nsa-whistle-blower-edward-snowden-reaches-version-1-0/

[2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_key_infrastructure

[3]: e.g. https://globaleaks.org/
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