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General Notes

The ABC News Online Investigative Unit encourages whistleblowers, and others with access to information they believe should be revealed for the public good, to contact us.

To leak a story, please fill out the form below and click the 'Send' button.

Please click here if you wish to send information anonymously.

The only difference between the Australian unencrypted ABC News Online Investigative Unit Contact Form and their "anonymous" ABC News Online Investigative Unit Contact Form is that the latter does noes not have fields for Name, Address, Email or Phone.

Because both web forms use the standard ABC News website template, then, just like other mainstream media websites, these include website visitor tracking features, accessible by a third party company or organisation e.g. in this case the WebTrends SmartSource Data Collector Tag.

This destroys any promise that whistleblower are only revealing themselves to the investigative journalists, when using these web forms.

It is possible to upload photos and video clips via a web form or even via mobile phone, to the main ABC News broadcast organisation, but not specifically to the ABC News Online Investigative Unit. There are no promises of any anonymity at all, but you do at least retain copyright.

Contact Details

website
http://www.abc.net.au/news/investigations/contact.htm?anonymous
Press inquiries

No

email:
General inquiries

No

telephone:
fax:
email address:

Postal Address:

General Australian Broadcasting Corporation only

Social Networking publicity

Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/abc_investigate

FaceBook

No

Blog / RSS

No

Financial Donation methods

Not applicable - Australian public broadcaster

Currently accepting submissions of whistleblower leaks ?

Yes

Leak Submission Encryption

None at all

Digital Certificate fingerprints published on their website:

No

Qualsys SSLLabs SSL Server Test rating:

Not applicable

PGP Public Encryption Key

No

TOR Hidden Service

No

I2P eepsite

No

PrivacyBox.de

No

Hushmail Secure Form

No

Leak Submission Anonymity

TOR users blocked from access

No

3rd Party or persistent tracking cookies etc.

Yes

WebTrends SmartSource Data Collector Tag

http://tagbuilder.webtrends.com/

Pulls a "web bug" graphic from http://statse.webtrendslive.com/dcsg85fae000004n0vfjpj8oa_9m4q/njs.gif

CAPTCHA graphics generated from another website e.g. Google Re-Captcha

No

Mixed mode non-SSL graphics or style sheets

No

Embedded video clips etc. from another website e.g. YouTube

No

Flash file uploader class

No

Restrictive legal Terms & Conditions

None specifically mentioned for the ABC News Online Investigative Unit, but the general ABC T&C probably apply.

Communications / Acknowledgement back to the whistleblower via the website

Acknowledgement of receipt of information

e.g. file upload success indicator - has the leak message or upload actually been received successfully ?

No

Leak analysis work flow status reporting

e.g. Has anyone actually looked at what the whistleblower has submitted ?

No

Private message box

e.g for 2 way communications back to the anonymous whistleblower, asking for clarification, offering advice etc.

No

Domain Name Resilience

Mainstream media website, scalable for high volumes of visitors through the use of the Akamai Content Delivery Network


Domain Name Registrar

Netregistry, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

http://www.netregistry.com.au/

Multiple Internet Service Providers, in different legal jurisdictions ?

No

Domain Name Server(s) & jurisdiction(s)

DNS servers

ns1.telstra.net

ns.abc.net.au

203.2.218.207

eur5.akam.net

ns1-129.akam.net

ns1-31.akam.net

asia1.akam.net

usw1.akam.net

usw5.akam.net

eur3.akam.net

eur2.akam.net

Australia and United States of America

Web Server hosting jurisdiction(s)

IP address: 96.7.41.18 Host name: www.abc.net.au

Alias:

a1632.g.akamai.net

www.abc.net.au.edgesuite.net

www.abc.net.au

96.7.41.18 is from United States(US) in region North America

Australia and the United States of America

Alternate Domain Name aliases

No

Actual Physical Mirrors of the website:

No, but the Akamai cache servers will spread copies of content around the world.

Content officially available via BitTorrent etc P2P etc.

No

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