- uploaded: Oct 18, 2013
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Before his untimely death, "hacktivist" Aaron Swartz was working on a project called "DeadDrop," WikiLeaks-style submission system in which whistleblowers could leak information to journalists and retain their anonymity. The program was not quite ready for prime time when Swartz died, as a number of kinks in the software remained. However, other freedom-of-information activists have taken up the cause. This week, the Freedom of the Press Foundation announced it has taken on the new project, which it renamed "SecureDrop." Ameera David asks RT web producer Andrew Blake if news organizations will use SecureDrop and how the program works.