Wikileaks: A Wiki for Whistleblowers
Posted on January 21, 2007The Syndney Morning Herald reports that a new wiki website called Wikileaks could make things considerably more difficult for corrupt governments and corporations by allowing whistleblowers an anonymous place for leaking confidential documents. Wikileaks has a globe leaking over time in an hourglass for a logo.
Wikileaks is not associated with Wikipedia. The FAQ says that the website was founded by people from several different countries.
The FAQ also claims that Wikileaks has already received over 1.2 million documents. They plan to go live in February or March of this year.Wikileaks was founded by Chinese dissidents, mathematicians and startup company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
Our advisory board, which is still forming, includes representatives from expatriate Russian and Tibetan refugee communities, reporters, a former US intelligence analyst and cryptographers.
There are currently 22 people directly involved in the project and counting.