SecureDrop is a tool to help people securely send messages and documents to the Guardian. It uses the Tor network to preserve source anonymity by hiding where messages came from. All communication is encrypted in transit and on our server. To avoid surveillance and interception, submissions from sources are decrypted on a device that is isolated from both the internet and our internal networks.
To access our SecureDrop site you need to use a browser application that can access the Tor network.
Use of the Tor network helps hide your identity online, but it does not guarantee the safety of the computer that you use to contact us. We recommend that you avoid accessing SecureDrop from small networks where use of a Tor browser may be monitored or restricted. If there is any risk of your browser activity being recorded, it's advisable not to jump straight from this information page to the actual Guardian SecureDrop site. You could instead make a note of the SecureDrop ‘onion’ URL (see below) and then wait to connect to that site at another time or on a different computer.
If SecureDrop is not the right tool for you, please consider some of the other options in our interactive guide: How to contact the Guardian securely.