October 26, 2011

Jeff Bercovici uses WikiLeaks’ announcement that it has halted operations until it can raise some cash to check in on efforts to create anonymous document submission systems at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Both are “stuck in neutral,” he writes. Journal reporters, meanwhile, “are skeptical that anonymous file submissions will ever reliably yield the kind of rich information that comes from carefully cultivated sources. ‘Whether the Journal was ever going to get a cache of WikiLeaks-type documents — I don’t know whether that was ever going to happen,’ says one.” || Earlier: The Journal launches its SafeHouse system, but it’s criticized for security flaws

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