Sunday, September 02, 2007

Wikileaks

Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and participatory analysis. Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we expect to be of assistance to peoples of all countries who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact; this means our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by non-technical people. We have received over 1.2 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources...
More about Wikileaks here

(h/t to Black Sun Journal)

3 comments:

  1. It all sounds so noble doesn't it?

    It also sounds like a wonderfully safe anonymous vehicle do a hatchet job on someone.

    Frought with dangers I shouldn't wonder.

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  2. Dangerous perhaps. But who wants to be safe? You're just as much opposed to the Nanny State as I am.

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  3. I had more in mind the little man living in a less enlightened country or society where rumour alone might prove harmful if not fatal.

    It's possible I am seeing pitfalls where there are non but it is still within living memory where denunciation by a neighbour resulted in a trip to the concentration camp or the gulag.

    Are we not witnessing internees at gitmo standing accused by "unknowns" on secret uncorroborated "evidence." and the same unknown accusers never having to face the scrutiny of a courtroom.

    A different scenario I will grant you but the principle is the same.

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