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As more interviews and conversations between reporters and sources are happening online, ensuring your discussion remains private is key, particularly for sensitive, investigative projects.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation partnered with ProPublica and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy to put together this "secure messaging scorecard" looking at how private chat apps really are.

Check it out to see how your preferred method of online messaging has scored, and to find an alternative if it looks like it could let you down.

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