Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WikiLeaks: We don't know source of leaked data

Taliban fighters in a Madrassa compound near the northern city of Kundoz in Afghanistan.

Taliban fighters in the a madrasa near the northern city of Kundoz, Afghanistan.

WikiLeaks' chief claims his organization doesn't know who sent it some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents, telling journalists that the website is set up to hide the source of its data from those who receive it.

Editor-in-chief Julian Assange says the added layer of secrecy helps protect the site's sources from spy agencies and hostile corporations. He acknowledged that the site's anonymous submissions raised concerns about the authenticity of the material, but said the site has not yet been fooled by a bogus document.

Assange made the claim in a lengthy hour talk before London's Frontline Club late Tuesday, in which he outlined the workings of WikiLeaks and defended its mission.


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