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WikiLeaks Website Relaunch Delayed

Hannah Madans |
November 28, 2011 | 1:48 p.m. PST

Associate News Editor

WikiLeaks fouder Julian Assange (courtesy Creative Commons)
WikiLeaks fouder Julian Assange (courtesy Creative Commons)
WikiLeaks was set to reopen its online drop box Monday, but was postponed at the last minute.

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks told the Financial Times that the new website was “reengineered from scratch.”

The WikiLeak website has not accepted potential whistleblower submissions for over a year, which Assange told The Daily Beast occurred because the site needed “mechanisms that are necessary to deal with an attack on the entire Internet security system that has been established over the past few years by intelligence agencies and criminal groups ... It is not possible to trust any regular Web-based encryption system.”

The website’s relaunch was delayed “in the interest of source protection,” reports the Financial Times.

WikiLeaks will hold a press conference Thursday to launch the new phase of its operation.

The new site aims to increase the number of whistleblowers contributing to WikiLeaks by increasing the impact of WikiLeaks and assuring sources that the company can protect them.


Reach associate news editor Hannah Madans here.


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