RJI Futures Lab update #106

Using push notifications and message encryption tools

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PART 1: Push alerts and notifications

Push alerts and notifications are becoming a central component of the mobile experience, especially with the emergence of wearable technology. Smart news organizations are harnessing the potential for connecting with audiences on the go. We look at a few examples and offer some tips. 

PART 2: Cryptocat and Signal

The ubiquity of digital surveillance and the rise of easy-to-use tools give journalists plenty of reason to use encryption tools when dealing with sources, says Jeff Larson, data editor at ProPublica. He explains two tools – Cryptocat and Signal – that help keep confidential conversations truly private. 

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