February 8, 2011

Wikileaks Launches Online Store

Wikileaks is launching an online shop to sell various branded merchandise to help fund its defense against governments and lawsuits, wrote Andy Greenberg on the Forbes "Firewall" blog.

"On Monday, the secret-spilling site plans to launch an online store that sells WikiLeaks-branded paraphernalia including T-shirts, hoodies, mugs and tote bags, a source at the organization tells me," Greenberg said.

"Profits will go to WikiLeaks, after a portion of sales are taken by the e-commerce platform that hosts the store, a company based in Leipzig, Germany known as Spreadshirt."

Although the online store currently sells T-shirts only, a larger selection will soon be available, Greenberg said.