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Digital security tips for journalists: Protecting sources and yourself

Source: JournalistsResource.org

With hacking and other digital intrusions becoming a regular feature of life in the computer age, it’s more critical than ever for journalists to protect their sources. But for many, the tech world is intimidating. This tip sheet offers free resources for journalists of all digital-comfort levels as well as links to useful tutorials.

Smartphone users trust strangers less: New research

Source: JournalistsResource.org

The Issue: Need directions? Or a restaurant recommendation? These days, you’d probably seek help on your smartphone — a handy know-it-all device that can spit out answers to almost anything anywhere at any time. But a mere ten years ago, you may have asked someone — a neighbor, a stranger — for help. A new paper looks at the unseen social costs of this change in how we obtain information and interact with others.