Anonymous to launch Wikileaks clone

According to a member of the Anonymous, there are plans to set up a similar service to Wikileaks by the end of the year.

A Wikileaks competitor is in the works, and due to be launched on December 21 this year, according to The Hacker News. A representative of the Anonymous – who said he was representing the collective as a whole — spoke about the project in an emailed interview with the Voice of Russia.

The project is called TYLER, and will be based on decentralized, peer-to-peer technology rather than fixed, dedicated servers.

When asked about the future of Wikileaks and the role of Anonymous, the “representative” said:

“Julian has threatened on at least one previous occasion to pull the plug on the project because the fundraising was not meeting his expectations. It was at that time that Anonymous began planning to field our own alternative disclosure platforms. Julian desperately needs WikiLeaks, and he is the only one that can pull the plug on the project. I rather think that so long as he is in dire straits, he will not do so despite any threats from him to the contrary.”

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