The former deputy head of WikiLeaks has announced the launch of an alternative site, OpenLeaks, after falling out with Julian Assange.
Daniel Domscheit-Berg launched the site, Openleaks.org, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. He said that the site would work with a variety of media partners and provide people with another conduit to pass on information in the public interest.
"We have to create transparency where it is refused," said Domscheit-Berg Reuters reports.
"It is our obligation as a society to give these people whatever protection we can give."
Domscheit-Berg was previously involved with the German Chaos Computer Club hacking group.
The site is currently online in alpha mode with limited participation but will be moving into beta by the middle of the year. It will have its security independently audited so that users can be secure in their anonymity.
OpenLeaks will not edit or publish material directly, but will instead seek to publish material to the relevant media or legal outlet. Domscheit-Berg said that he did not feel any ill-will to WikiLeaks and wished the site success.
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