Send a Confidential Tip

Got the next big story? Send us a secure, confidential news tip using one of the following methods. We’ll respond on the same platform if we have questions, but will never share identifying information against your will. (For feedback and less-sensitive story ideas, please email a relevant staff member.)

Signal

Signal is an end-to-end encrypted, open-source messaging app available for free for iOS and Android devices. Signal lets you send us text, photos, and video or call us securely. The only metadata Signal saves is your phone number, when you created your account, and when you were last active. You can also set messages to self-destruct once they’ve been seen, like Snapchat.

Add us: +1 415-847-7845

Email

Our secure tips email, unlike the rest of official TSL email addresses, is not hosted by the tsl.pomona.edu subdomain. This means it’s far more difficult for information technology offices at the Claremont Colleges to access the inbox or intercept messages.

Email us: securetsl@gmail.com

Encrypted Email

We also offer industry-standard PGP encryption for the secure tips email address. This prevents people who may gain access to the inbox or intercept messages from reading their contents. We recommend the browser extension Mailvelope, but any PGP encrypting service will work. For more information, see this explanation of public and private keys or Mailvelope’s help page.

Download our public key.

Our PGP fingerprint: 3E08 CB29 126A 986D A626 7962 10FF 333E 0C0F B22C

For an added level of security, consider sending tips via public WiFi, such as a nearby Starbucks or other establishment.