Allegations against WikiLeaks founder and spokesperson Julian Assange

On Saturday 21st of August, we have been made aware of rape allegations made against Julian Assange, founder of this project and one of our spokespeople.

We are deeply concerned about the seriousness of these allegations. We the people behind WikiLeaks think highly of Julian and and he has our full support.

While Julian is focusing on his defenses and clearing his name, WikiLeaks will be continuing its regular operations.

The WikiLeaks team

HOPE 2010 Talk / Current status

Hello,

Jacob Appelbaum is speaking today on behalf of the project at the HOPE2010 conference. He will cover past, present and future developments of the project. For further information please visit the conference website: http://www.thenexthope.org/.


Now some general NEWS.


The submission system is up and running again (yes also reachable via Tor for those that do not trust SSL). Some important changes that you should be aware of:

  • we moved the location of the submission system to https://sunshinepress.org/
  • The tor submission path uses a new hidden service address located at http://suw74isz7wqzpmgu.onion/


SSL for the other services like the websites will take some more time until it is available.


Those users that do not like to install a generic IRC client can use the webchat again which is located at https://chat.wikileaks.org/ and connects to our internal IRC server. We added some additional means of protection to the IRCd to prevent the leakage of users identities.


The archive is now back for some time and we are still working on it. The most visible changes so far are the support for torrents and magnet links for files referenced in the archive, a facelift of the design, content cleanup. Public edits are still disabled but will be enabled again. Public comments will be disabled until we have an appropriate solution in place. We removed some stuff to hide the identities of the users working on the wiki as well as protecting the identity of people visiting the site. For example external links always use a trampoline now to make sure that 3rd party sites do not know where you came from. Furthermore we deleted all accounts not used for a year as part of the cleaning process.


Generally the technical staff is pretty busy putting the resources you granted us to good use. We are still extending the network with new machines, but will provide a dedicated interface for this type of help soon (email just does not work for this kind of task). We have switched the complete system to a new architecture. If you notice that something does not work as expected please drop into the chat and talk to the staff there. They will be able to either relay your message or get you in contact with someone who can look at the problem.



The WL teams want to thank everybody for their support and patience.



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