We want to provide secure solutions for the transmission of data, voice or video for journalists and other vulnerable groups in hostile environments around the world.
Safepress is a repository of resources that aid journalists and reporters in continue doing their job in the most secure way possible.Eventually, we will develop and release a platform that puts together a typical newsroom workflow and the digital security measures we are researching.
We have tested a lot of mobile apps, these are the most secure ones.
|Name||Description||Recommended for||Auth and Crypt||Secure Keys/Tokens||Lost or stolen||Pros||Vs.|
|Telegram||A message system which has a lot of features. It allows you to attach photos, videos, location, contacts and documents and send them in a secure way.||Telegram can be the default communication system, it perfectly substitutes Whatsapp, iMsg and BBM.||MTProto, 2 auth keys. AES-256 encryption for the messages.||No||Yes||Very secure. Peer-to-peer secret chats.||Doesn't allow peer-to-group secret messages.|
|Surespot||A message system that allows you to create multiple identities and it doesn't relay on your address book. It is the equivalent for chats of signing PGP Keys IRL.||Whistleblowing, sensitive info.||AES-256 with 512bit keys||Yes||Yes||You control who you want to invite and send them an email or a QR code, you necesarily need to know the person.||Awkward UI|
|Chatcrypt||Chatcrypt performs a military-class AES-256 CTR encryption on chat messages, thus no one can read them except the participants that know the same password.||General messaging, whisltleblowing, sensitive info.||AES-256 CTR encryption + user password||Yes||Yes||The chat participants need share the password||Proof-of-concept|
Paola VillarrealTeam Leader, paw -at- paw.mx, @paw
Journalist, ana.arriagada -at- chilevision.cl
Activist, letyludigital -at- gmail.com, @letyludigital