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Tech tools gain traction amid Trump war on leaks

Such tools allow sources to share information anonymously

Washington

AS President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously.

One such tool called SecureDrop, being used by at least 30 US and global media organisations, offers a way for sources to anonymously communicate via encrypted servers.

"We've seen an explosion of interest in SecureDrop in the past two months," said Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which created the tool. that "dozens" of news organisations had expressed interest in using the tool which enables sharing without leaving digital traces.

"Ever since the election there seems to be an...

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