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The Daily Beast now uses the SecureDrop system to allow anonymous sources to send sensitive information and documents to our journalists.
Once a tip has been submitted to The Beast’s reporters, we will work on our end to verify the claim or documentation.
Please do not use this secure channel for standard editorial story pitches or general website feedback. The SecureDrop system is intended for use for sources in high-risk situations. SecureDrop is designed to protect the anonymity of our sources—although no system is 100% foolproof.
It may help you to review this step-by-step video for sources, created by The Globe and Mail.
[updated February 1, 2018]
SecureDrop strives to create a more secure environment for whistleblowers to give information to journalists. It was installed at The Daily Beast with the help of Freedom of the Press Foundation.
Also please note that when you submit certain types of files through SecureDrop, you may be sending us metadata associated with that file.
For example, if you submit a photo through SecureDrop in JPEG format, the file may include information about the date, time, and the GPS location of where it was taken, and the type of device used to take the photo. Similarly, if you submit a Word file (.doc or .docx) through SecureDrop, it may include the identity of the document’s author, the author’s operating system, GPS data about the author’s location, and the date and time when the document was created.
Our policy is to scrub metadata from the files we receive through SecureDrop before publication. If you don’t want to send us metadata, please use the Metadata Anonymization Toolkit to scrub the file before you submit it.
The Daily Beast collects information about journalists’ use of SecureDrop for security monitoring and to make sure the system works properly.
This information we collect about journalists includes details about the device, browser, and operating system journalists use when accessing the system, and the date and time of each session.
SecureDrop servers are under the physical control of The Daily Beast and our parent company IAC, and they do not share common elements of the The Daily Beast’s other infrastructure.
However, no one can truly guarantee 100% security of any system. Like all software, SecureDrop may contain bugs. Ultimately, you use the SecureDrop service at your own risk.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act restricts our ability to collect personal information from children under 13. This site is not directed to children 12 or younger.