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Digital Whistleblowing With GlobaLeaks

Digital Whistleblowing With GlobaLeaks

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Arturo Filastò

August 24, 2013
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  1. DIGITAL WHISTLEBLOWING WITH GLOBALEAKS

  2. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org WHOAMI • Arturo Filastò aka hellais • Developer at GlobaLeaks and The Tor Project • Co-Founder of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
  3. globaleaks.org Anat WHAT IS WHISTLEBLOWING GET THE FACTS • A

    whistleblower is somebody that informs of illicit activity or malpractice • Allows for grassroots initiatives to bring about change • Whistleblowing as effective transparency and corruption fighting practice • Sarbanes Oxley Act Compliance in the USA • It is the only effective tool in fighting corruption • Even small activist organizations can have a big impact.
  4. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org BRIEF TIMELINE OF WHISTLEBLOWING 1970 Pentagon Papers 1971 Frank Serpico 1973 Deep Throat 2002 Enron Scandal 2010 Cable Gate 2013 PRISM
  5. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org WE NEED MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS • ... and we need them to stay whistleblowers • Would Mark Felt have managed to remain anonymous for 30 years in light of the PRISM leaks?
  6. globaleaks.org Anat THE WB ECOSYSTEM

  7. globaleaks.org Anat POST WIKILEAKS DIGITAL WB

  8. INTRODUCING GLOBALEAKS

  9. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org GLOBALEAKS DESIGN GOALS • Free software whistleblowing platform for anybody to use. • Extensible and applicable to different use cases. • UI customizable by every initiative. • Easy to be setup and maintained. • Balance security and usability. • Anonymous by default.
  10. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org Globaleaks 0.1
  11. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org WHAT GLOBALEAKS IS AND ISN’T • We are not a leak site. • We are here to support other whistleblowing organizations with our software. • We don’t want any leaks.
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  13. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org GLOBALEAKS SYSTEM OVERVIEW GlobaLeaks Node Receiver Tor Hidden Service Public websit Receiver Receiver Tor2web Node notifies notifies accesses the Tip notifies accesses the Tip connections over Tor connections over SSL * * public or private tor2web node PGP Encrypted email Whistleblower Performs a submission
  14. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org GLOBALEAKS IMPLEMENTATION STATUS • Web Administration interface • configuration, system monitor, overview • Receipt for Whistleblower • Multi-language support • Multiple context (category) support with configurable: • Title & Description, Submission fields, Receivers • Strict Roles separation for: • Whistleblower, Node Administrator, Receivers (Journalists, experts, public official)
  15. USE CASES MEDIA ACTIVISM PUBLIC CORPORATE

  16. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM • Media outlets, Magazine and Journalism associations can setup a WB interface • Investigative journalism groups • Collects Anonymous reports by default • Examples with GlobaLeaks: IRPI, Juzne Vesti, Atlatszo
  17. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org PUBLIC AGENCIES • Internal and external public WB services • USA IRS, US SEC, EU Antitrust • Involve citizens into spotting tax evasion, market manipulation, corruption, malpractice in health and environment • We are working with TI in Italy for promoting GlobaLeaks in PA
  18. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org CORPORATE WHISTLEBLOWING • Important tool to be integrated within the corporate organizational model • Typically managed by internal audit • Accountability mandated by the law • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (USA) • Dlgs 231 (Italy) • Current solutions lack proper protection for whistleblowers (no strong anonymity)
  19. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org ACTIVISM • NGO and informal activism organizations • They will promote the GL node • They will only promote the GL node and others will analyze the data • Advocacy on the importance of Transparency and accountability • Corruption spotting
  20. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES MULTI NEWS TAX EVASION DISTRIBUTED

  21. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org SIMPLE LEAKS Node Administrator Receiver Whistleblower Platform submits receives the information sets up and maintains publishes the information Information output • The receivers are the same people that run the node, that are the same that publish information
  22. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org MULTI NEWS LEAK Node Administrator News agency A Whistleblower Platform chooses who to submit to receives the information sets up and maintains publishes the information News Article receives the information publishes the information News article receives the inform ation publishes the information News Article News agency C News agency B
  23. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org MULTI NEWS LEAK • The receivers of the submissions are multiple news organizations. • The submission interface is the same, but the whistleblower chooses which journalist in which organization receives the leaks.
  24. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org DISTRIBUTED TAX EVASION SPOTTING Node Administrator Whistleblower Platform chooses the region of the person/entity evading taxes sets up and maintains Authority receives the inform ation verifies the claim s and starts an investigation Taxes claimed Authority Authority
  25. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org DISTRIBUTED TAX EVASION SPOTTING • Valuable instrument to find large tax evasors. • Give citizens to be able to report on people they suspect are evading large quantities in taxes. • Important to only accept submissions for suspect tax evasions of above a certain amount (1 Million EUR?)
  26. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org DISTRIBUTED HYPER LOCAL Node Administrator Whistleblower National Platform chooses to blow the whistle in a region sets up and maintains RegionC Platform RegionA Platform RegionB Platform Local activist org. asks to be the node admin for RegionC Activist org for regionA receives leaks sets up and maintains receives leaks publishes the information Information output indie news from regionA receives leaks publishes Information output
  27. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org DISTRIBUTED HYPER LOCAL • You start a nation wide whistleblowing initiative with different globaleaks nodes for every city or region • Your goal is to promote the platform on a national scale and incite people to submit leaks on corruption and wrongdoing to them. • The local platforms start collecting leaks and displaying how many leaks they have received. • ... but on the receiving side there is nobody. • The leak site will stay unclaimed until an organization working in that region/city decides to claim it. • This way you can start the nation wide initiative to collect data without having a pre-established presence in all those places
  28. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org INVESTIGATIVE STRIKE TEAMS Node Administrator Whistleblower Platform chooses who to submit to sets up and maintains receives the information receives the inform ation The Truth Reporter Reporter Writer researches The Truth researches studies studies Article studies Political organizer studies Political impact by contacting the right people Lawyer leads to lawsuit defends Techie helps analyze data
  29. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org INVESTIGATIVE STRIKE TEAMS • Idea originally formulated by Aaron Swartz • The perfect team to to good investigative journalism work is: • some reporters to do the investigative work of uncovering the truth • a blogger/writter to tell the story to the public in a way they can understand • a techie to do the database and big data related work on the data you have • a lawyer to deal with lawsuits for the stories that are written • an political organizer to contact the people that would be outraged by such kind of news and rally for it • a lobbyist to encourage representatives to care about the issues raise by your story
  30. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org START YOUR OWN INITIATIVE! • Run your whistleblowing initiative. • Pick a topic and let’s brain storm some ideas. • We also have a fast track program!
  31. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org LEARN MORE • https://globaleaks.org • https://github.com/globaleaks/GlobaLeaks/wiki • IRC: irc.oftc.net #globaleaks • OHM: Noisy Square
  32. VELOCE La creazione di una segnalazione è diretta ed immediata,

    con possibilità di allegare immagini e testi.
  33. GLOBALEAKS GLobaLeaks is a product created by the Hermes Center

    for Transparency and Digital Human Rights - hhtp://logioshermes.org globaleaks.org DISTRIBUTED TAX EVASION SPOTTING
  34. FACILE Ogni segnalazione riceve un codice univoco che crea una

    “stanza” anonima di commenti e di ulteriore scambio dati.
  35. AMMINISTRABILE Il sistema può essere configurato con una semplice interfaccia

    di amministrazione.
  36. JOIN US! NO PROFIT GlobaLeaks è realizzato da HERMES -

    Centro Studi Trasparenza e Diritti Umani Digitali, realtà no profit che sviluppa tecnologie di Trasparenza e Anonimato. FAST TRACK HERMES collabora con il programma FastTrack alla implementazione e messa in opera di sistemi di Whistleblowing basati su GlobaLeaks. PROGETTI HERMES partecipa e realizza: •Progetti di Ricerca •Personalizzazioni •Training e gestione IT GLOBALEAKS ANONYMOUS OPENSOURCE WHISTLEBLOWING SAUCES & INFO www.GlobaLeaks.org EVALUATORS ADOPTERS