WikiLeaskS.org has issued a request for feedback to their press release list:
Sunshine Press seeks your advice.
Over the last year, Wikileaks has catalyzed thousands of investigative reports in the mainstream press, over 60,000 blog posts and millions of web pages. We have changed national electoral outcomes and political platforms, exposed hundreds of assassinations, arms sales, many significant human rights abuses and billions of dollars worth of corruption. And we have "uncensored" numerous books and newspaper articles from around the world, taking on the legal risks that others would not, or could not.
We have never lost a source, never lost a case and have never been successfully censored.
More through luck, than by design.
It is too early to tell if some of the leaked document analyst / commentator or WikiLeakS.org readers anonymity has been betrayed or not.
Yet the project is still in its infancy and has yet to officially launch. We hit the ground running because we knew that the only way to understand how to approach our difficult goal, was to try. We now know our scale of operations must be increased thousands of
times before we can keep up with whistleblowers and world-wide censorship of other publications. And we know the fourth estate, and the "4.0" estate can not keep up with us already due their own limitations, which we are, in part, tasked to reform.
We have radical ideas on what kind of economic, technical and organizational structures might be needed.We've learned a lot. And we want to change a lot.
But before we tell you our ideas in detail, we want you to tell us your ideas.
Tell us what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong, and how we can improve.
Tell us your most radical ideas for our vision of justice and how they might be economically, politically, legally, technically and socially sustained.
From an offshore escrow center which economically sustains hundreds of "public policy paparazzi", to a series of investigative books called "Ban this Book", to extending the Wikileaks submission process to every newspaper in the world, to forming a private intelligence agency to subsidise investigative journalism, to betting markets on disclosed
documents, to moving our servers to satellite linked ocean going boats to storing classified embargoed documents in interplanetary radio bounces, to fomenting a quasi-religious movement of door-to-door source acquisition teams, to a substantial deployment of servers inside the Chinese censorwall, to exporting New York's new anti-"libel tourism" laws to the world via jurisdictional tricks, give us your most radical ideas and alliances.
- Would it really be too difficult to run the existing infrastructure properly, before launching any "radical ideas" ?
- Where is the high level public overview of the WikiLeakS.org security and anonymity systems architecture ? How do we know that either WikiLeakS.org own systems enhancements, or any "radical new ideas" are not simply re-inventing the wheel ?
- What is so difficult about publishing a new PGP Public Encryption Key or two , and using them for both the Digital Signature of official WikiLeakS.org press releases, and for postal encryption of files on removable media and for encrypting email file attachments ?
- How about a WikiLeakS.org system status page and RSS / XML syndication feed, Tor Hidden Service, Twitter, BitTorrent, email etc. (with Digitally Signed status reports) , which can reassure people when WikiLeakS.org is only suffering a temporary capacity problem, rather than having been censored ? This would need to be run from a completely different webserver from those of the the main systems.