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Chinese dissidents, with the help of powerful encryption software,
say they will launch a site designed to let whistleblowers in author-
itariancountries post sensitive documents on the Internet without
"Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former
Soviet bloc, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also
expect to be of assistance to those in the West who wish to reveal
unethical behaviour in their own governments and corporations,"
says the site WikiLeaks.
An official for WikiLeaks in Washington, identifying himself as Julian
Assange, told AFP on Wednesday that the group hoped to go online
from March but had been "discovered" before its launch and was
not fully prepared for the publicity it was now receiving.
WikiLeaks is "an international collaboration, primarily of mathema-
ticians... of various backgrounds, some Chinese," said Assange,
who said he was a cryptographer and member of the advisory board.
The Chinese were not people living in China but expatriates, he added.
The site says it has already received "over 1.1 million documents
so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources."
My objections had been building, shown in later messages, after initial support. The finally fed-up turnaround occurred with the publication today of the $5 million dollar by July fund-raising goal -- see messages at the tail-end. I called that -- along with a delay in offering a public discussion and critique forum and failure to provide a credible batch of leaked documents for public scrutiny -- a surefire indication of a scam. This is the exact technique used by snake oilers, pols and spies. Requests to Cryptome to keep stuff quiet are regular fare and they always get published. Next up, the names and affiliations of the perps if they don't reveal themselves in an open forum.
Originally posted by DraconianKing
Everything is traceable, i wouldn't be surprised if the NSA was behind this website. It will give people a false sense of security and serious leaks can be censored and sealed up with a copper cork or two.
Originally posted by jaguarmike
hahahahahah this is AWESOME!
Do you have any idea, if this goes- and if people actually believe the encryption will work, WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION THIS WILL BRING?
If I was the government, i'd put a little more money into Internet 2's launch.
This is absolutely awesome- i'm siked!
To the best of publicly available information, there is no known method for any entity to break PGP encryption by cryptographic, computational means regardless of the version being employed. In 1996, cryptographer Bruce Schneier characterized an early version as being "the closest you're likely to get to military-grade encryption" (Applied Cryptography, 2nd ed., p587). In contrast to security systems/protocols like SSL which only protect data in transit over a network, PGP encryption can also be used to protect data in long-term data storage such as disk files.
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Originally posted by semperfoo
When are these documents scheduled to come out?
Originally posted by marg6043
How about governments like in the US where is also corruption of politicians, I would love to read some gossip coming from our own white house.
Any hope that it we may have something dity here in the US to talk about?