Open Source Project Helps New Yorker Collect Anonymous Tips

By Jason Boog Comment

To help readers share stories, tips and secrets anonymously, the New Yorker will use a new tool called Strongbox.

Co-developed by the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the open-source code could help more journalists communicate with confidential sources. AppNewser has all the details:

The New Yorker has introduced a new online receptacle where sources can share documents and messages with the magazine anonymously. The tool is called Strongbox and it is accessible using the Tor network, a private and secure online network. The publication will not record the I.P. address or any browsing information from people who share documents on Strongbox. It will also not try to access your computer or operating system, and they will not add cookies to your browser.