WikiLeakS.org is still not publishing any of their old or new whistleblower leaks, whilst still asking for new whistleblower leak submissions, and, still asking for money.
They now seem to have got themselves a TipiT.to tip jar, run by a company called Like It Tipit Ltd, based in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
which accepts Euros, US Dollars or GB Pound currency donations via credit card or the (mostly) Netherlands based iDEAL online payment system.. TipiT.to seem to be using the Netherlands based AdYen internet payments system for credit cards.
The TipiT.to terms of service make it clear that any responsibility for taxation lies with WikiLeakS.org.
However, now casual visitors to the suspended WikiLeakS.org web page will see a typical "appeals thermometer" graphical image.
Note the target "goal" of 50,000 Euros.
Another "web bug":
The new "thermometer appeal" graphical image is not a static graphical image, served locally from the WikiLeakS.org web servers. (like the above screen capture graphic is being served from the WikiLeak.org web space)
It is a dynamic image, generated remotely on the fly, presumably to show how much of the target has been achieved, as per the "appeals thermometer" theme.
This means that the TipiT.to webservers, and the Amazon Web Services, Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2 instance which they use, are collecting Communications Traffic Data logfiles, including visit time and date, IP address, Web browser details, language settings etc., from most of the visitors to the WikiLeakS.org page, even if they do not intend to proceed to the tip jar donations form.
Will anybody be monitoring or automatically screen scraping and logging, the WikiLeakS.org TipIT tip jar, or even the TipiT.to home pages, which display the amounts of money of the last 10 or so tips received ? Obviously some of these donations or tips are pseudo anonymous, but several people seem to be leaving their names and comments of support, which they may or may not regret later.
N.B. since the TipiT.to webs server does not appear to be serving a robots.txt file:
it may well be that snapshots of the "latest tips / financial contributors" to WikiLeakS.org and any other website will be captured by automatically and "forever", by Google, Yahoo, Bing and other web search engines..
The embedded YouTube video script remains as before, also potentially betraying the anonymity of visitors to the WikiLeakS.org website, in log files over which WIkiLeakS.org have no control.
Why is the simple website anonymity protection measure of serving copies of graphical images only from your own web server so difficult for the WikiLeakS.org people, who one would expect to live and breathe internet anonymity and security, to understand ?