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Anonymous mailbox for leakers unveiled

2010-12-13 22:30

Berlin - Inspired by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website, a German newspaper group said on Monday it has started a website where whistleblowers can report crime and unmask classified information anonymously.

The WAZ group of newspapers, based in the city of Essen, said the site, online since Sunday, was the first in Germany. Users can upload files or write messages on the site without disclosing their names or addresses.

Separately, former friends of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who have turned against him, plan to open a leaker site of their own, OpenLeaks, in Germany in the course of this week, but said they would need €100 000 annually in operating costs.

Comments
  • Peter - 2010-12-14 09:00

    It would be much better to have more than one such site...more little fires to divide attention, rather than one large fire. That way the powers that be have to begin to realise their bullying ways and double standards must bow to public scrutiny.

      Lanfear - 2010-12-14 10:10

      Agreed

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