Founded on oct,2006
WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.
WikiLeaks posted its first document in December 2006, a decision to assassinate government officials signed by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys.
It has number of information which makes the new front page. I’m sharing the top three :
1.9/11 Pager Data:
More than 500,000 pager messages sent in the United States on the day of the September 11 attacks were published to Wikileaks in November last year. Some were from federal and local officials, but most were from ordinary people. There was a debate over whether the release was legitimately in the public interest, revealing personal messages such as “I’m ok & love you..xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox”. A Wikileaks spokesman defended the leak, saying that it represented “one more building block to getting a full picture of what happened on that day.”
In 2008, Wikileaks published “the collected secret ‘bibles’ of Scientology”, including some of internal workings and strange practices of the controversial Church. It showed that there were eight “levels” of “Operating Thetans”, with Level Eight being the highest, that Scientologists can aspire to. It also instructed adherents to carry out difficult-to-understand “drills” including: “Find a tight packed crowd of people. Write it as a crowd and then as individuals until you have a cognition. Note it down.” The drills were written by the Church founder L Ron Hubbard himself. Lawyers for the Church of Scientology attempted to force Wikileaks to take the information down, calling it the “Advanced Technology of the Scientology religion”, but the site refused.
3.Australian internet blacklist:
Last year, as the Australian government plotted a “great firewall of Australia” intended to prevent internet users in that country from seeing websites which the government deemed unsuitable, Wikileaks got hold of the proposed blacklist. It published them despite warnings from Bjorn Landfeldt, a University of Sydney professor involved in creating the list, that the list “constitute[d] a condensed encyclopedia of depravity and potentially very dangerous material” and “the concerned parent’s worst nightmare” as children would inevitably seek it out. About half of the listed items were not child pornography or anything similar, but included Wikipedia entries, YouTube videos, fringe religious sites, fetish, straight and gay pornography, and even a travel agent’s website and one of a dentist in Queensland.