- We do not log your IP address. (Most services keep detailed records of every machine which connects to the servers. We keep only information which cannot be used to uniquely identify your machine.)
- All your data, including your mail, is stored by riseup.net in encrypted form.
- We work hard to keep our servers secure and well defended against any malicious attack.
- We do not share any of our user data with anyone.
- We will actively fight any attempt to subpoena or otherwise acquire any user information or logs.
- We will not read, search, or process any of your incoming or outgoing mail other than by automatic means to protect you from viruses and spam or when directed to do so by you when troubleshooting.
We're also excited about implementing a tor2web protocol for EVEN MORE anonymity. More news on this soon, as it is in development, but pretty soon even the Department of Homeland Security will realize SnitchWire (on our MIGHTY PUBLIC BLOGSPOT SERVER :P) is an impregnable fortress of cyber security and anonymous communication.
The reason for all of this is because you should trust no one. Not even your lovable foul-mouthed anarchist pals at SnitchWire. By providing resources in which sources and tipsters can remain as anonymous as technologically possible, we hope that by removing the ramifications associated with identity, more information about infiltrators and snitches within radical communities and activist circle can be shared and news spread quickly with SnitchWire.
This is a similar ethos to Cryptome and Wikileaks. Simply put, send us relevant shit as anonymously as possible to our new Riseup email address, we will publish and disseminate that shit after some fact checking and judgment calls, and you walk away knowing you did a service to everyone in struggle by helping expose an informant. This process will refine as this project matures, but the bottom line is to take identity out of the equation and utilize a monk-like form of security culture in trusting nobody. This is better for everyone. You don't know who we are, we don't know who you are, and valuable information is still distributed via a newsblog like SnitchWire.