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2011-08-23 11:35:27

  Former Wikileaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg has permanently deleted some 3500 unpublished documents previously leaked to the whistleblower site, including the complete U.S. no-fly list, five gigabytes of data from Bank of America and information about several neo-Nazi groups. Domscheit-Berg, who worked as a volunteer spokesman for Wikileaks last year, left the organization in late 2010 after a high profile falling out with founder Julian Assange. He revealed the document...

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2011-02-10 11:56:57

Would-be leakers, activists and journalists who have worked with the site say that WikiLeak's ability to receive new leaks has been crippled after a disaffected programmer unplugged a component which guaranteed anonymity. A source familiar with the contents of a new book told Reuters that the details of the breakdown are contained in the book, penned by estranged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange collaborator Daniel Domscheit-Berg which is due to be published on Friday. The source familiar...

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2011-01-28 13:15:00

A former spokesman for controversial site WikiLeaks launched a rival site on Friday, saying that he plans to give whistleblowers more control over the secrets they spill. Daniel Domscheit-Berg said that OpenLeaks will allow sources to choose specifically who they want to submit documents to anonymously, such as to a particular news outlet. "We'd like to work with media outlets that have an interest in informing the public," he told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum...

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2010-12-13 11:30:00

The former deputy of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is planning on opening a rival site that he says will be more transparent than the original. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former number two at Wikileaks, said the "Openleaks" site has no content on it at the moment apart from a logo and message that says "Coming Soon!" He declined to go into details during an interview with the OWNI technology website of his dispute with Wikileaks, but suggested it had strayed from its mission. "In these...

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2010-12-11 08:45:00

Along with attacks from outside sources, Wikileaks now has discord from within, as former staff members have branched off to form their own whistleblower platform -- OpenLeaks -- which is expected to launch Monday. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on the launch, using information from an unnamed source. "Our long term goal is to build a strong, transparent platform to support whistleblowers "” both in terms of technology and politics "” while at the same time...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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