News organizations and Digital Security: solutions to surveillance post-Snowden


I'm in Washington, D.C. today with the Freedom of the Press Foundation for a day-long event, "News Organizations and Digital Security, Solutions to Surveillance Post-Snowden."

Heavy hitters are present, talking about encryption and security in real-world practice–including including Dana Priest, investigative reporter, Washington Post; James Risen, investigative reporter, New York Times; Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst, ACLU; Julia Angwin, investigative reporter, ProPublica; all of The Intercept's security team and others.

Among the subjects up for discussion are the problems surrounding real-world encryption–how do reporters keep whistleblowing sources safe?–and the methods that reporters can use to keep themselves safe, too. Attendees will get a hands-on session demonstrating how to set up off-the-record encrypted chat sessions on their laptops; an introduction to PGP email encryption and the SecureDrop system; and Tails, a critical tool for reporting on the NSA that few have even heard of.

The day ends with a screening of Citizenfour, Laura Poitras's new film about Snowden and government surveillance.

Here is the full schedule.


Here's the live video stream.

Be sure to follow #EncryptNews today and @freedomofpress; I'll be tweeting about the event today (and other things besides) from @xeni, embedded below.