Cryptoparty: encryption and data security for journalists
CryptoParty is a decentralised, global initiative to
introduce basic cryptography tools - such as the Tor
anonymity network, public key encryption (PGP/GPG), and
OTR (Off The Record messaging) - to the general public.
The CryptoParty idea was conceived in the wake of the
Australian Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
"If you have something that you don't
want anyone to know, maybe you
shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
“No system of mass surveillance has
existed in any society that we know of to
this point that has not been abused.”
- Edward Snowden
“They can bypass encryption anyway, so what’s
“They can spy all they like. I’ve got nothing to
What’s the point?
“Privacy is about the autonomy, dignity,
and self-determination of people — and
it’s a necessary precondition for
What’s the minimum we should do?
● Check that we haven’t already been compromised
● Password good practices and install password manager
● Protect yourself from tracking
● Install a VPN
● Get encrypted email
● Use an encrypted messenger
● Set up 2FA
“We looked at 2,515 Washington journalists with permanent credentials to cover
Congress, and we found only 2.5 percent of them solicit end-to-end encrypted
communication via their Twitter bios. That's just 62 out of all the broadcast,
newspaper, wire service, and digital reporters. Just 28 list a way to reach them via
Signal or another secure messaging app. Only 22 provide a PGP public key, a
method that allows sources to send encrypted messages.” - Bruce Schneier - Chief
Technology Officer of IBM Resilient, a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, and
a board member of EFF.