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How to Submit Tips


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WhatsApp is a free messaging app owned by Facebook that allows full end-to-end encryption that also allows the transfer of documents, photos and videos. WhatsApp can be used to make secure phone calls. It is owned by Facebook. Some data is retained by WhatsApp.

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This is a free, end-to-end encrypted messaging app, which allows you to communicate directly with Rolling Stone. You can send text messages, images and video. It also allows you to talk securely with a reporter by calling them via the Signal app. No metadata is retained by Signal. It can be downloaded from the app store. Signal can be configured to delete messages automatically at a designated time interval.

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