As everyone who’s even half-awake knows by now, a bunch of people who used to work on Wikileaks have got together to work on Openleaks. From what I hear, Openleaks is going to be so much better than Wikileaks – it will have no editorial role, it will strongly protect people who submit leaks, it’s not about the people who run it, it’ll be distributed and encrypted.
But where’s the design to back up this rhetoric? Where are the security reviews from well-known authorities? They seem to be missing. Instead we have excited articles in mainstream media about how wonderful it is going to be, and how many hours the main man has spent on it.
This sounds very familiar indeed. And we all know what happened last time round.
Of course, Openleaks may be fine, but I strongly suggest that those who are working on it publish their plan and subject it to scrutiny before they put contributors at risk.
As always, I offer my services in this regard. I am sure I am not alone.