Website offers whistleblowers chance to go global

THE internet could become even more difficult for governments to regulate with a new website, Wikileaks, promising to provide a safe haven for whistleblowers to upload confidential documents.

Australians are among the volunteers behind the site. "Your country's support for the underdog and for a fair go is showing through," a spokeswoman said.

Comparing themselves with the leaker of the Pentagon papers that damaged the Nixon administration and eroded US public confidence in the Vietnam War, Wikileaks' creators say they will uncover unethical behaviour by developing "an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis".

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I hope this site is responsible enough to inform those who choose to "whistleblow" to third parties can be subject to legal penalties. While many forms of the government already offer "whistleblower protection" if the whistle blower in question appeals first to the heads of the branch in question.

To not first inform them of this is irresponsible.

MikeyA

MikeyA

I think, providing they have a decent vetting process, that this idea is freaking brilliant.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

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