The NYT reports, “Rough Treatment for 2 Journalists in Pakistan” and indeed reporting is dangerous in countries where they do not respect the sort of basic rights we in the civilized world have championed for nigh 800 years.
However, a computer was seized, sources were roughed up and possibly jailed or killed:
Since then it has become clear that intelligence agents copied data from our computers, notebooks and cellphones and have tracked down contacts and acquaintances in Quetta.
All the people I interviewed were subsequently visited by intelligence agents, and local journalists who helped me were later questioned by Pakistan’s intelligence service, the Inter-Services Intelligence.
Come on. You don’t have crypto? You’ve never heard of PGP (to name the obvious famous one)? That’s so easy to find I won’t even paste in the link.
I hope when you get a new laptop you’ll consider protecting your sources.