Contacting The Logic securely

 

Some of the most important stories come from sensitive material that sources share with journalists. We appreciate the professional and personal risk that sources often take when coming forward. Our pledge is to protect our sources—their identities, as well as their communications with us, unless we’ve been given permission to share it.

 

Potential sources can reach out to our reporters in a number of ways, depending on the level of security required.

 

Signal

 

Signal is a secure messaging app that offers end-to-end-encryption. In theory, this means that internet, telecom and the communications service providers themselves are not able to access the conversation. We say “in theory” only because breaches can and do happen.

 

You can download Signal for Android or iPhone. You can call or text us at 413-418-0304.

 

Telegram

 

Telegram is a cloud-based messaging app that provides a “secret chat” option. Like Signal, it uses end-to-end encryption. You can download it for Android and iPhone.

 

Message The Logic on Telegram at 413-418-0304. When you contact us using Signal and Telegram, we will have your phone number. We won’t share it, or any of your personal information, without permission.

 

Email

 

All our reporters’ personal emails can be found on our About Us page.

 

For an additional layer of security, look into PGP encryption. PGP uses a public key that belongs to the journalist you want to reach and makes the conversation unreadable to anyone else. Like end-to-end encryption, PGP is vulnerable to breaches, and up-to-date security information can be found on sites like the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

 

A popular PGP encryption software for Mac is GPG Suite, and for Windows, Gpg4win. If you use a browser-based email service like Gmail, you can try Mailvelope.

 

An encrypted email still shares the sender’s identity. To avoid this, you can create a unique email address for your communications with The Logic. Make sure that no personal identifiers link you to the account. You might also want to consider sending your email using a private or incognito browser.

 

Mail by post

 

An oldie but a goodie. If you want to send us a tip, but don’t need a response, you can send us a letter, files or documents through the mail at the following address:

 

The Logic Inc.
20 Bloor St. E.
PO Box 75092
Toronto, ON
M4W3T3