Here are a few ways to contact me more securely:

Signal: This is an easy-to-use messaging app that you can download on an iOS or Android device. It offers end-to-end encryption for calls and texting. It’s maintained by a privacy-oriented nonprofit, which does not log the communications. You can reach me on Signal at (202) 996-5100—a number that I have not yet set up for use with regular calls or texts.

Encrypted Email: PGP (or Pretty Good Privacy) is a way to encrypt emails or documents. It requires a little more skill than an app like Signal to set up and run. If you are unfamiliar with it, there are many resources online that can explain it better than I can here. My public key can be found on MIT’s key server, or here, and my PGP fingerprint is:

9442 5B17 EC4B 368A 2FCB 8702 0D05 6F39 3D90 7157

Alternatively, there’s Protonmail, an encrypted email service run by a Swiss company that was founded by people who conducted research at CERN. The company has said that its system "does not allow us (or anyone else) to read user emails." But some metadata is temporarily retained. Here’s their privacy policy. The encryption only works between two Protonmail accounts—but creating one is both free and easy.

Mine is: raffiwriter[at]protonmail[dot]com.

It might take some time for me to respond on Protonmail.

Snail Mail: You can always send me an anonymous letter:

Raffi Khatchadourian
The New Yorker
1 World Trade Center, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007

WARNING: At the moment, because of the pandemic, I will not be able to access any mail sent to the address above.