posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 02:23 PM
Verbatim transcription of conference from here:
regarding the insurance file.
BBC Journalist: On the War Diaries Site, there’s a 1.4Gb encrypted file. It would be lovely if you tell us what was in it, I suspect you won’t.
But how is using encryption like that, a technique that you envisage being used to prevent things like prior restraint, and other legal threats?
Julian Assange: Yeah, so we have over a long period of time, distributed encrypted back-ups of material we have yet to release, and that means that
all we have to do is release the password of that material and it’s instantly available.
Now, of course, we don’t like to do that because there’s various harm minimisation procedures to go through. But we understand the historical
significance of the material that we have been publishing and the material that we will publish in the future, about a number of different countries,
and that duty to history is something that weighs heavily on us.
If you had the [inaudible 1:00:25] archives in your pocket, that is a very heavy pocket indeed, and so we take precautions to make sure that sort of
material is not going to disappear from history, regardless of the sort of threats to this organisation.
So, it seems that it is information that hasn't been released yet.
* I have only transcribed the part of the conference that is relevant to the insurance file.