When it comes to communicating with someone, one issue is all the metadata that both parties leave behind. Unfortunately, metadata is currently retained for 2 years in Australia.
Retained metadata can be correlated with each other to link jornalists and information sources together
This walkthrough is showing the installation process of Ricochet. At the end of this guide, you will have Ricochet installed on your PC. You will be able to share your Ricochet ID on Twitter, so others can contact you anonymously.
Ricochet operates through the Tor network in a decentralised manner, so metadata is not retained anywhere.
The Tor client is already built-in to Ricochet, there is no need to run the Tor browser
You need to publish your Ricochet ID, so others can find you on the Ricochet network. Twitter is a good public platform for publishing your ID.
Any of the parties can now initiate chat with each other. In the following case, the other person is dropping a line to the journalist.
Ricochet cannot send or receive files. Have a look at our guides file exchange techniques that leaves no metadata behind.