A guide to protect your sources

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Protecting our sources is becoming more and more difficult to do.  Organizationa like Open Media and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression have been some of the key organizations fighting against online surveillance and for press freedom.   In the interim, journalists and others who work with confidential sources have a responsibility to ensure their computers and their online worlds are secure.  

Michael Dagan has compiled guide on online privacy which all of us should implement.


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