Freedom of the Press — @FreedomofPress


  • 1

    • "It is appalling that Las Vegas police officers... would so forcefully take into custody two people who were obviously working photojournalists and posed no threat to law enforcement or public safety." https://t.co/TxxmW0KB7F
    • “Unprovoked and kind of out of nowhere, the police officer took the baton and jabbed it into my stomach, which sent me flying back a couple feet.” https://t.co/EufXrpM0Eh
    • “I'm media! We're press! We're press! We're press! We're press! Don't shoot at us!” https://t.co/Q1ASo6Fltx
    • Ian Smith, a photojournalist for a Pittsburgh CBS News affiliate, said his attackers took his camera and “smashed it into 1,000 pieces.” https://t.co/0l4W92tcvJ

    2 months ago ago via Twitter

  • 2

    • What do you want to know about Zoom's security, privacy, and usability properties? Our digital security training team takes a close look at multiple video conferencing tools. https://t.co/f82FNCwZ0f
    • Our trainers also wanted to know how Whereby protects its users’ security and privacy. https://t.co/kH7Qfk3k41
    • Oh, and Jitsi Meet, too. https://t.co/7zad9u6exN
    • We plan to publish more deep dives into the tools that play an ever-growing role in our lives. In the meantime, read about how we came up with the components of our evaluative framework. https://t.co/cBLJHRjzmU

    2 months ago ago via Twitter

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    • Whistleblowers have shaped the public’s understanding of the coronavirus crisis and the fractured government responses to it. Instead of being celebrated, these heroes have been punished. https://t.co/HXwmX7UY9j
    • Early awareness of the new disease came from the whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang, who was punished for his truth-telling, and who has since died of COVID-19. https://t.co/HXwmX7UY9j
    • The initial U.S. response to evacuees in quarantine lacked critical safeguards. We know this because of a whistleblower who has reportedly faced professional retaliation. https://t.co/HXwmX7DmKJ
    • The Navy’s inadequate coronavirus safety measures were revealed in Captian Crozier’s whistleblowing letter up his command chain. He was fired for performing this service. https://t.co/HXwmX7DmKJ
    • Now, doctors and nurses face punishment and firing if they speak with the media about shortages of PPE. In a pandemic, the truth cannot and should not be suppressed. https://t.co/HXwmX7DmKJ
    • Do you have important information about coronavirus — or the government’s handling of it — to bring to the public? Read our guide on sharing sensitive leaks with the press. https://t.co/1bfL6umo2J

    4 months ago ago via Twitter

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    • Rep. Devin Nunes is abusing the court system and engaging in a systematic harrassment campaign against journalists and critics who are plainly well within their First Amendment rights. https://t.co/C4SATsiGWx
    • The @uspresstracker has documented some of Nunes's previous cases. He's sued the owner of his hometown paper over a story documenting an allegedly cocaine- and sex worker-fueled yacht party connected to a winery in which he is an investor... https://t.co/37dFiZhPBQ
    • @uspresstracker ... and Nunes has also sued CNN over a story about alleged meetings with a former Ukrainian prosecutor. https://t.co/kcwzJmjQQo
    • Across these suits, Nunes alleges over a billion dollars in damage. These are straightforward attempts to intimidate and silence critics, and an attack on the free press. https://t.co/Z4VIpYvZHX

    5 months ago ago via Twitter

  • 5

    • Signal has become one of the central ways modern newsrooms accept tips. We recently surveyed over 80 top news outlets’ tip pages, and found Signal and @SecureDrop are the most popular encrypted channels: https://t.co/a6LaL4r9ma
    • Our digital security team uses Signal, and often recommends it to journalists to better protect their conversations with colleagues and sources. Learn how to use it here: https://t.co/YyHXF4932D
    • Reporters using Signal with the default settings are already a step ahead, but you can also take advantage of additional security settings. Here is how to lock down Signal to protect yourself and your sources: https://t.co/DZGZWWftjZ
    • Freedom of the Press Foundation is proud to have served as a fiscal sponsor for Signal, which is now operated by an independent nonprofit. If it's a service you appreciate, please consider supporting the project! https://t.co/BgmM4cPpho

    6 months ago ago via Twitter

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    • News tips are an important part of investigative journalism. But these days, you can't guarantee source security and anonymity simply by using payphones and meeting in parking garages. Many news outlets now offer encrypted channels to anonymous sources. https://t.co/a6LaL4IKKK
    • Through our work on @SecureDrop and training journalists on security, we know that investigative outlets want to cast as wide a net for news tips as possible, while also doing whatever they can to protect their sources.
    • What channels are newsrooms opening up to receive sensitive news tips? We looked through the sites of over 80 media outlets to answer that question. https://t.co/a6LaL4IKKK
    • One thing we found: Almost half of the outlets we looked at offer either Signal or SecureDrop as a way for sources to securely get in touch. https://t.co/a6LaL4IKKK
    • - 44% of the newsrooms we looked at offered a postal address for anonymous tips - 34% have a Signal tipline - 33% have @SecureDrop - 17% list GPG keys for encrypted email https://t.co/a6LaL4IKKK
    • There are as many different approaches to tiplines as there are newsrooms. It’s a complex topic, and we’re here to help. https://t.co/a6LaL4IKKK

    6 months ago ago via Twitter

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    • BREAKING: In an OUTRAGEOUS violation of press freedom, the Brazilian government has ignored a Supreme Court order a… https://t.co/4XKVuCHtEw
    • @ggreenwald @TheInterceptBr Glenn is our friend and long time colleague. He is a founding board member of… https://t.co/jqy0MM2QNj
    • @ggreenwald @TheInterceptBr Glenn Greenwald has released a statement: “This denunciation....is an obvious attempt t… https://t.co/CxTS3gdERG
    • @ggreenwald @TheInterceptBr Our response to Brazil's charges against our founding board member Glenn Greenwald: https://t.co/POlLXU0jR8
    • @ggreenwald @TheInterceptBr Freedom of the Press Foundation will report more on this story as it develops. https://t.co/48NNWij6pN

    7 months ago ago via Twitter

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    • We're disappointed to see the political news and commentary site Splinter shuttered by its new management https://t.co/QCpHpcdyQ0
    • We're disappointed to see the political news and commentary site Splinter shuttered by its new management https://t.co/QCpHpcdyQ0
    • We're working to ensure that a complete online backup of @splinter_news is available in our Threatened Outlets collection https://t.co/R3zAqBZExI
    • @splinter_news If you're a Splinter writer and you want all your articles preserved as PDFs for your portfolio, our gotham-grabber tool may do the trick. Contact @xor, and read more background here: https://t.co/fjZoE1tXEq

    10 months ago ago via Twitter

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    • Securing videos and photos can be harder than just normal text — learn how to in our Encryption for Media Makers Toolkit #EncryptYourMedia https://t.co/NS8WjnAOF6
    • First up — Veracrypt. If you're collaborating across Windows/Mac/Linux, it'll have your back. Learn how to #EncryptYourMedia in our guide: https://t.co/eRZjwz3SWu
    • Next up — Disk Utility on Macs will work perfectly if you're just sharing your media with other Mac users. It's a simple interface you can use to #EncryptYourMedia https://t.co/LgOzjswU7S
    • Next up — Disk Utility on Macs will work perfectly if you're just sharing your media with other Mac users. It's a simple interface you can use to #EncryptYourMedia https://t.co/LgOzjswU7S

    11 months ago ago via Twitter


    • In response to student reporting, an Arkansas school district suspended a high school newspaper and threatened to f… https://t.co/EnetqshRA4
    • After students at a Kansas high school newspaper published an article questioning the credentials of their own prin… https://t.co/uRw4p6gc3f
    • A Utah high school student used interviews and public records to expose that a teacher had been fired for misconduc… https://t.co/vXIAHqBbLu
    • There are countless instances of student journalists doing critical public interest reporting, but there are also u… https://t.co/yCdvk7K1ou
    • Student journalists should have the same publishing rights as professional journalists. It's unacceptable that scho… https://t.co/Dd9hvDvLWG
    • If you're a student journalist, or you know a student journalist, @splc does great work defending student press freedom rights

    1 year ago ago via Twitter


    • Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly resigned at Trump's request. The Sessions Justice Department has faci… https://t.co/z2yvDpG1yd
    • Sessions *tripled* the number of leak investigations since the Obama admin. The Justice Department has prosecuted f… https://t.co/bgkX6Pz0K8
    • Sessions has indicated the Justice Dept wants to prosecute WikiLeaks, which would pose a huge threat to any journal… https://t.co/oYx1I2T9ix
    • Without evidence, Sessions suggested news outlets had endangered people’s lives by publishing stories based on leak… https://t.co/VDcLbwG3XX
    • He also said that Congress may need to “take action” on encryption, which protects the privacy of digital communica… https://t.co/OUsFraghlR
    • The Sessions Justice Department secretly obtained a whole year’s worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and ema… https://t.co/CDHFMCaAyg
    • Other moves by Sessions were symbolic but still concerning: The Justice Department removed its language about press… https://t.co/0Dyi5jmJf3
    • And just last month, Sessions' DOJ arrested and charged yet another government employee with leaking information wi… https://t.co/3EyM2D9Z38
    • In less than two years, Sessions' Justice Department has brought charges against at least five alleged sources of j… https://t.co/pX5GX2ArYs

    1 year ago ago via Twitter



  • 2 years ago ago via Twitter


    • Blatant violation of the 1st Amendment: Cops serve warrant on New Brunswick Today, invade offices to seize material https://t.co/Ui4tJmQuZm
    • WATCH: Police serve warrant on NJ newspaper's office and seize journalistic material showing government corruption https://t.co/3ZpAAt2VGo
    • New Brunswick police serve search warrant on journalist they've targeted for arrest before https://t.co/Ui4tJmQuZm
    • A source gave New Brunswick Today "proof a crime has been committed.“ So police invaded their office and seized it as “stolen property.”

    3 years ago ago via Twitter


    • 3. Trump said he would "open up libel laws" so he can "can sue [news orgs covering him] and win lots of money" https://t.co/MQIT9w7MYe
    • 4. During his campaign, Trump threatened to sue journalists or news orgs over a dozen times (that we know of) https://t.co/sk5NcJOGti
    • 5. Trump has threatened to sue the @NYTimes and @WashingtonPost multiple times, plus @AP, @thedailybeast, @RollingStone, @HuffingtonPost...
    • 6. ...@NBC, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, his former ghostwriter @tonyschwartz , author @DavidCayJ, and likely others we don't know
    • 7. Trump's wife Melania Trump has threatened to sue at least nine news orgs, and actually filed a lawsuit against the Daily Mail & a blogger
    • 8. She even threatened @people for merely describing when she allegedly bumped into a person on the street years ago https://t.co/npcoYzpBBk
    • 9. One of Trump’s key transition members Peter Thiel secretly funded lawsuits to bankrupt a major news org this year https://t.co/sXG9GAfaFD
    • 10. Trump’s camp banned so many journalists from campaign events that it was almost impossible to keep track. https://t.co/vhO1YLIkH8
    • 11. Trump publicly attacked many journalists by name at events, in behavior unseen on the campaign trail since Nixon https://t.co/bhnKfzVHNq
    • 12. A VICE reporter was arrested at a Trump campaign event while merely seeking media credentials. https://t.co/N54jTrZsMO
    • 13. After a terrorist attack in NYC in September, Trump blamed the bombings on "freedom of the press" https://t.co/JxyGMLlxiB
    • 14. Just a few weeks ago, Trump opined on why the First Amendment has "too much protection" for free speech https://t.co/3xevzOFY1l
    • 15. There’s no telling what Trump will do when he’s in office. But we promise @FreedomofPress will be there to fight any attack on the press
    • 16. Please consider donating to fight Trump’s attacks on press freedom. We need your help now more than ever. https://t.co/MPM0RZQnfy

    4 years ago ago via Twitter


    • 1. On election night, we wrote that Donald Trump is an enemy of press freedom unlike any president in modern history https://t.co/FHPu6Aith4
    • 2. The breadth and scope of Trump’s disdain for the First Amendment is almost hard to quantify. But we’re going to try right here.
    • 3. Trump said he would "open up libel laws" so he can "can sue [news orgs covering him] and win lots of money" https://t.co/MQIT9w7MYe
    • 4. During his campaign, Trump threatened to sue journalists or news orgs over a dozen times (that we know of) https://t.co/sk5NcJOGti
    • 5. Trump has threatened to sue the @NYTimes and @WashingtonPost multiple times, plus @AP, @thedailybeast, @RollingStone, @HuffingtonPost...
    • 6. ...@NBC, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, his former ghostwriter @tonyschwartz , author @DavidCayJ, and likely others we don't know
    • 7. Trump's wife Melania Trump has threatened to sue at least nine news orgs, and actually filed a lawsuit against the Daily Mail & a blogger
    • 8. She even threatened @people for merely describing when she allegedly bumped into a person on the street years ago https://t.co/npcoYzpBBk
    • 9. One of Trump’s key transition members Peter Thiel secretly funded lawsuits to bankrupt a major news org this year https://t.co/sXG9GAfaFD
    • 10. Trump’s camp banned so many journalists from campaign events that it was almost impossible to keep track. https://t.co/vhO1YLIkH8
    • 11. Trump publicly attacked many journalists by name at events, in behavior unseen on the campaign trail since Nixon https://t.co/bhnKfzVHNq
    • 12. A VICE reporter was arrested at a Trump campaign event while merely seeking media credentials. https://t.co/N54jTrZsMO
    • 13. After a terrorist attack in NYC in September, Trump blamed the bombings on "freedom of the press" https://t.co/JxyGMLlxiB
    • 14. Just a few weeks ago, Trump opined on why the First Amendment has "too much protection" for free speech https://t.co/3xevzOFY1l
    • 15. There’s no telling what Trump will do when he’s in office. But we promise @FreedomofPress will be there to fight any attack on the press
    • 16. Please consider donating to fight Trump’s attacks on press freedom. We need your help now more than ever. https://t.co/MPM0RZQnfy

    4 years ago ago via Twitter


    • Snowden: "PGP is not a fun experience." hasn't used a naked internet connection since the initial revelations. #EncryptNews — (RT @HBWHBWHBW)
    • Snowden: There is no difference between a front door and a back door, that's rhetoric. Any flaw in a system can be found. #EncryptNews
    • Snowden: Law enforcement interception capabilities are not very secure. Intelligence agencies use them to monitor each other. #EncryptNews
    • Snowden recounts Athens affair, where the entire telephone system of Greece had a backdoor exploited by an unidentified actor #EncryptNews
    • #Snowden: Athens affair, entire Greek telecom infrastructure got backdoored, wiretapped all politicians during Olympics #EncryptNews — (RT @subverzo)
    • Snowden: When Comey asks for a front door, we have to remind him that he already has one - it's called a warrant. #EncryptNews
    • #Snowden: "By creating back doors in our products and services, we're making the internet less secure" #EncryptNews http://t.co/F5vKQ0FUIf — (RT @couragesnowden)

    6 years ago ago via Twitter


    • Watch #EncryptNews livestream. Now: @gorman_siobhan @attackerman @attackerman @micahflee @JulieATate @LynnOberlander http://t.co/AJ2GcuVk22 — (RT @xeni)
    • #EncryptNews @micahflee of First Look (The Intercept) and @freedomofpress: “Security needs to be usable or people aren't going to do it.” — (RT @xeni)
    • Micah Lee: Any type of security you want people to use needs to be usable or they’re just not gonna do it. #EncryptNews — (RT @acarvin)
    • #EncryptNews @micahflee: “Usability is a security feature. Security software needs to be usable or people aren't going to use it.” — (RT @xeni)
    • .@LynnOberlander asks: is encryption a red flag? @Gorman_Siobhan says she has sources that refuse to use it for that reason. #EncryptNews
    • .@attackerman: Look at encryption like safe sex, let's insist on protecting ourselves. #EncryptNews

    6 years ago ago via Twitter


    • .@xeni says Snowden helped *everyone* understand why crypto is important #EncryptNews — (RT @a_marshall_plan)
    • @jackgillum: #Snowden changed the way #media works. #Reporters are talking about #encryption & using tools. #EncryptNews — (RT @JesselynRadack)
    • Xeni: Snowden opened up this massive tide of public interest and how these tools are relevant to everyone. #EncryptNews — (RT @acarvin)
    • Nabiha Syed: lesson from Lavabit is that prosecutors are not afraid to ask for private keys and passwords #EncryptNews
    • Syed: not clear that technology can deal with the legal threat of subpoenas, lack of 5th amendment protection in 4th circuit #EncryptNews

    6 years ago ago via Twitter


    • "In 2014, a phone call out of the blue [from a source] is too dangerous" @csoghoian #EncryptNews — (RT @micahflee)
    • .@csoghoian argues that we need to make sure the very first communication from a sensitive source to a reporter is encrypted. #EncryptNews
    • #EncryptNews @JuliaAngwin: Deep Throat was secret for 30 years; that secrecy unthinkable today. If authorities want to know they'll know. — (RT @xeni)
    • #EncryptNews @csoghoian that's why @freedomofpress SecureDrop tool is so useful; allows news orgs to receive first communication securely — (RT @xeni)

    6 years ago ago via Twitter


    • The hash tag for today's event at the Newseum on news organizations and digital security is #EncryptNews
    • .@KevinBankston: encryption works, which is why it's under attack. #EncryptNews
    • Reporting for @RCFP today from Solutions to Surveillance conference - using #EncryptNews for updates http://t.co/rALPsiOP8y — (RT @1Rufer)
    • Will be live-tweeting some of the #EncryptNews forum at the Newseum in DC. Follow the hashtag and @FreedomofPress if you’re interested. — (RT @acarvin)

    6 years ago ago via Twitter


    • Important piece by the @AP documenting eight ways the Obama admin is being more secretive than ever: http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 1) "As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it." http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 2) The White House is blocking cameramen, photographers, and reporters from meetings with foreign leaders http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 3) "Guantanamo: We aren’t allowed to see most court filings in real time — even of nonclassified material." http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 4) "Information about Guantanamo that was routinely released under President George W. Bush is now kept secret." http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 5) "Day-to-day intimidation of sources is chilling…officials say their orders are to squelch anything controversial." http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 6) "Requests for info under #FOIA have become slow and expensive. Many federal agencies simply don’t respond at all…" http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 6) "Requests for info under #FOIA have become slow and expensive. Many federal agencies simply don’t respond at all…" http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT
    • 7) "The admin uses FOIAs as a tip service to uncover what news orgs are pursuing. Requests are routinely forwarded to political appointees."
    • 8) "The admin is trying to control the information that state and local officials can give out…arguing for secrecy." http://t.co/Dh9O21jDZT

    6 years ago ago via Twitter