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    RJI Futures Lab #189: EFF’s Advice on Best Encryption Apps

    by Rachel Wise
    April 14, 2017
    Though WhatsApp doesn't prioritize privacy, it is sometimes a better option for encryption than other apps.

    As journalists increasingly see the need to keep communications private, many are turning to apps that enable encrypted messaging. But how do you know if the app you chose actually does the job? We share some advice about key features from staff members at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

    Reporting by Marlee Baldridge.

     

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    Rachel Wise is an editor at the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and co-producer of the weekly Futures Lab video update.

    RJI Futures Lab web bannerThe Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features a roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos, or download the iPad app to watch the show wherever you go. You can also sign up to receive email notification of each new episode.

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