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Share your recordings in a risky situation
Hi, reporters! There was no TFR last week because I got hit by Hurricane Ida. I haven’t had power for the last nine days so let’s talk about something slightly related!
Save is a new tool by Open Archive, a not-journalism-related advocacy group. It’s designed to help people save photos, video and audio recordings in high stress situations like protests or riots.
These days, even journalists are at high risk of getting confiscated, arrested, surveilled or just losing Internet access in the crowd. Save backs your stuff up before that happens.
It uploads the file to a secure site so that the police can’t access or delete it, which is, sadly, a concern for journalists these days as well. You can designate a private space, like Dropbox, or send it straight to the Internet Archive for anyone to see.
I can’t say it’s faster than other services - it took about 12 seconds to upload a 15-second video on my LTE data. But even if arrests aren’t a concern for you, Save is good for creating back-ups in case your cell service cuts out or you can’t get to Wifi. The files can be automatically shared with your editors, teammates, or the whole world.
What an age we live in, huh? Stay safe, reporters!
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