WikiLeaks’ Anonymous Leak Submission Website Relaunched after 6 years

WikiLeaks’ Anonymous Leak Submission Website Relaunched after 6 years

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What’s the advantage of leaking through WL vs. P2P?

P2P being any other option?.. Perhaps simply that WikiLeaks is a trusted route to disclosure.

A leaker might take confidence from what they’ve done previously to redact everything by default and reveal what is known not to be a liability. The powers affected squeal of course but their organisation change options are geared to protecting their incompetence rather than allowing it to be critiqued. There maybe some change occurring now, because of WikiLeaks and Snowden, so they may learn to better manage negative feedback… but that has not happened yet and if they pick the wrong method, they might just end up compounding the problem… we’ll see.

For all the fuss; nonsense; and scare tactics previously employed by those whose secrets leaked, WikiLeaks appear to have been responsible and there’s no evidence that I’ve seen of any damage having occurred beyond raising public awareness of systemic errors… no deaths attributed to the leaks etc. A fairly remarkable achievement by any measure… though obviously not sufficient to null the ignorant reaction by the US/UK and other lazy minds… likely that reaction then the source of what appeared to be Assange’s honeytrap. Lack of success on that front, hopefully will help everyone reconsider their approach to attacking the messengers… it’s a weak institution that can admit no error… and nation state for that matter.

WikiLeaks also appear to have an established network to support dissemination and lawyers that might pick up on the issues disclosed, to then push for effective evidence based change.

A P2P leak might be suppressed and perhaps might be less secure? You could put a torrent up but would anyone see it; make it searchable; and consider it with an informed understanding of the subject matter? Also doing that, the liability for redacting content is the source… better for the owners too if it goes via a responsible filter.

If a new leak is of a similar topic to other disclosures, then that adds to the body of work that WikiLeaks holds and perhaps helps us push back against those making bad actions in our name.

I also don’t know what other proven options there are… other clones of WikiLeaks has appeared but why trust those?

Basically yes - I was thinking about using MaidSafe, Bittorrent and such.

In theory yes, but if one gets busted he’s pretty much screwed anyway.

But you made good points overall, thanks!

But why trust any of them. We don’t need to trust them at all, they put out the info and we as a society develop sorting and sifting mechanisms. We don’t need personalities or reputations or any of that buyable junk. We need the raw data and systems and an open source type network to analyze it.

Wilikleaks put the whole Sony leak out searchable for everyone:

Now published in a fully searchable format The Sony Archives offer a rare insight into the inner workings of a large, secretive multinational corporation. The work publicly known from Sony is to produce entertainment; however, The Sony Archives show that behind the scenes this is an influential corporation, with ties to the White House (there are almost 100 US government email addresses in the archive), with an ability to impact laws and policies, and with connections to the US military-industrial complex.

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said: “This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there.”