The dangers of Slack in journalism

Slack and similar collaboration tools are growing in popularity, but journalists and their organizations should think twice about using them for sensitive work, because they're vulnerable to both hackers and litigants, Quinn Norton warns: "Don’t ever say anything on Slack you don’t want read aloud in front of a 72-year-old Alabama judge in federal court." Norton suggests some safer alternatives that use encryption or don't retain old records.

Feb. 28, 2017

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