Leakage in WikiLeaks group, OpenLeaks formed

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Davos, Jan 29: WikiLeaks defectors have formally launched a rival whistle-blowing website OpenLeaks on Friday, Jan 28. Several former members of WikiLeaks created this website in protest of the methods used by Julian Assange, in releasing the secret diplomatic cables. Last year, WikiLeaks caused major embarrassment to US worldwide due to the release of over 250,000 classified documents. 

The former WikiLeaks staffer Daniel Domscheit-Berg, is one of the person behind the launch of the website. According to him OpenLeaks has been launched to support the purpose and goals of WikiLeaks but will not follow the footsteps of Assange. This website also comes out with a goal to motivate others to start this kind of a whistle-blowing platform in future.

OpenLeaks does not entail publishing information, rather, allows other organization access to OpenLeaks website and makes it available to interested media organizations, NGOs, labor unions, and human rights groups.

Sources said that the new whistle-blower will be initially coupled with five newspapers around the world, later will expand its reach with interested organizations.

"We do not seek to publish information ourselves, but rather to enable third parties to do so. The public already trusts them, with their existing capabilities and experience to analyze and work on submitted material. We, in effect, simply enable them to receive information that they otherwise might not get access to in their local jurisdictional environment," OpenLeaks said.

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