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Some of the information we receive for our stories comes from insider sources. We may or may not know the true identity of a given source, nor will we seek to identify a source should they choose to remain anonymous. In all cases we corroborate any significant information we receive from a given source with our other established sources.
In no case will we ever divulge the identify of any of our sources, or any identifying information, such as where they live, their gender, their IP address, email address, etc.
Maintaining a strict policy of guarding the identity of our sources ensures those sources will continue working with us. It also encourages other insiders to contact us with new or corroborating information. If you would like to contact us please refer to the Contact Blog Authors links in the right-hand sidebar of any of our articles.
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