This interesting article from The Sydney Morning Herald describes WikiLeaks.org, a wiki for potential whistleblowers around the world that supposedly promises complete anonymity and foolproof encryption:
THE internet could become even more difficult for governments to regulate with a new website, Wikileaks, promising to provide a safe haven for whistleblowers to upload confidential documents....
Comparing themselves with the leaker of the Pentagon papers that damaged the Nixon administration and eroded US public confidence in the Vietnam War, Wikileaks' creators say they will uncover unethical behaviour by developing "an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis".
Great concept, but if I knew of any significant government or corporate wrongdoing I would certainly want to know who is paying for the storage and bandwidth for this project before I risked my neck posting anything.
Although the website says its primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet Bloc, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East
There is a good clue as to what interests may have been involved in setting this up. Somehow I doubt the identity of posters will be safe from the likes of the NSA and CIA, although I hope to be proven wrong about that.