WikiLeaks releases mystery file

September 1, 2011
WikiLeaks released a mysterious encrypted file on Wednesday after telling its followers on Twitter to stand by for "an important announcement."

WikiLeaks released a mysterious encrypted file on Wednesday after telling its followers on Twitter to stand by for "an important announcement."

WikiLeaks did not identify the contents of the 571 megabyte file and it could not be opened without a decryption key, which the anti-secrecy website said would be released "at the appropriate moment."

In July of last year, WikiLeaks posted what it called an "insurance file," which was also encrypted.

According to press reports, the 1.4-gigabyte file was intended for public release in the event of something untoward happening to WikiLeaks founder .

Assange is currently fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden where he is wanted to face questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault.

The release of the latest mystery file comes just days after WikiLeaks published more than 130,000 US diplomatic cables from what it says is a cache of more than 251,000 documents.

Without confirming the of the latest documents, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the United States "strongly condemns any illegal disclosure of .

"In addition to damaging our diplomatic efforts, it puts individuals' security at risk, threatens our national security and undermines our effort to work with countries to solve shared problems," Nuland told reporters.

"We remain concerned about these illegal disclosures and about concerns and risks to individuals," she said.

The New York Times reported that the latest dump of 133,887 confidential and secret documents included many containing the names of sensitive sources who could be at risk of reprisals if they were known to be talking to US diplomats.

In a message on its page, however, said it was "totally false" that any of its "sources have been exposed or will be exposed."

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4.2 / 5 (10) Sep 01, 2011
I think that if Government has access to my Email, I should have access to Government Email.

Completely open government translates to a minimally corrupt government.

It is no secret that the Bush Administration - the most corrupt administration in decades - was also the most secretive.

1.8 / 5 (5) Sep 01, 2011
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Secrecy is at the root of current social unrest.

World leaders created this disaster by molding science into a stream of consensus unscientific opinions in ~1971 [1]:

a. CO2 from fossil fuels causes global warming.
b. Earths heat source is a steady H-fusion reactor.
c. Steady H-fusion reactors will meet future energy needs.
d. Radioactive waste from fission reactors can be safely stored.
e. Windmills and ocean waves are safe, reliable energy generators.

A face-saving exit strategy [2] may avoid more grief for society and save the politically powerful from their absurd, scientifically indefensible position.

1. Deep Roots of Climategate

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo
1.8 / 5 (5) Sep 01, 2011
2. Harmony from Climategate

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