How to Tell Us a Secret or Confidentially submit your evidence

As a matter of practice, Saber Enterprises and the Alien Hunter have long used digital security measures — encrypted communications and storage — when handling sensitive information. In our endeavor to securely receive highly confidential information, we have gathered a set of tools for readers to anonymously submit information that might be of investigative interest to the team.

SUBMIT A TIP

    DISCLAIMER: We will not use your information for any reason other than to contact you regarding your story and information. As we receive many submissions we cannot guarantee when we will contact you or even that we will make contact. This report should not take the place of getting competent legal advice on any potential whistleblower claim which you should do as soon as possible because there are strict time limits on making claims. If you do not have an attorney and want us to suggest one or more experienced whistleblower lawyers we will be pleased to do so.

    The tools — WhatsApp, Signal, SecureDrop, and encrypted email. From there, users can download the appropriate software and use it to transmit their tips to the Alien Hunter.

    When a tip submission reaches The Alien Hunter, it is added to a secure and ever-growing database that is overseen by our staff. Roughly a third of the submissions don’t qualify as tips and are quickly discarded — a reader sounding off on a recent news article, for example.

    Another third — tips that, for one reason or another, are especially time-sensitive — are escalated to Derrel or delegated to an investigator best capable of vetting them. And the remaining tips, those that might lead to substantive investigative stories, are held by the alien hunter for further evaluation.

    The anonymous tips received from mobile devices, via WhatsApp and Signal, have been particularly useful, Mr. Sims said. And there’s good reason: WhatsApp, with more than 1.2 billion active users, is one of the easiest ways to send secure information.

    “With WhatsApp, it’s as simple as sending a text message — but it’s encrypted, Derrel explained.