I read this rather worrying article in The Independent today. I know that this is refracted through the mainstream media, but if it is accurate.…
Why am I so concerned? Well, the article appears to show that vital coding to enable secret submissions from potential whistleblowers across the world was removed from the Wikileaks site a few months ago.
Now, unfortunately I’m not a geek, but I presume this means that potential whistleblowers have been unable to submit information to Wikileaks over the last few months — just at the time when the website hit the global consciousness.
But the worst case scenario would be if, just when potential whistleblowers are most likely to have become aware of the site and want to use it, the protection of anonymity was unexpectedly and surreptitiously removed from the website when they make submissions.
Either way, we urgently need clarification.