A lightweight, secure, and anonymous tip line.

Hush Line provides a safe way to receive private messages from your community when confidentiality is a must.

To install:

curl -sSL https://install.hushline.app | bash

One of the top reasons people fail to report their concerns is fear of retaliation. Whether you're a journalist, school administrator, or an employer, your communities want to help but aren't always able to take on the associated risks.

Hush Line is a safe way for anyone to share information without jumping through hoops or compromising their identity.

Who is it for?

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Journalists & Newsrooms

The easiest way to receive anonymous tips from the public.

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Educators & School Administrators

A safe and simple tool for private student reporting.

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Employers & Investors

Get ahead of any behavior that could lead to compliance violations.


Encrypted Email Notifications

Receive an email encrypted with your PGP key when a new message is submitted.

No Account Needed

Hush Line doesn’t require a user to create an account or generate keys to leave a message.

Privacy by Default

Hush Line automatically configures privacy-preserving logging for Nginx, making it safer for all visitors.

Tor Ready

Hush Line deploys to an onion service making your site accessible to everyone, even where the internet is censored.

Security by Default

Hush Line configures your server’s content security headers to minimize your app’s attack surface.

Automatic Updates

Hush Line automatically applies important security updates and renews HTTPS certificates, making setting and forgetting it possible.

Easy as Pi

We've made installing Hush Line on a Raspberry Pi with an e-ink display easy by automating everything you need to host a secure, anonymous suggestion box and tip line.

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E-Ink screen with Hush Line app status and address information.

Support Our Work

Hush Line is a free and open-source project by Science & Design, a non-profit building products for the public good.