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New secret-spilling site launched

world Updated: Jan 28, 2011 19:09 IST

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A former member of the group that created WikiLeaks has launched a rival website with the aim of giving whistleblowers more control over the secrets they spill.

Daniel Domscheit-Berg says the new platform called OpenLeaks will allow sources to choose specifically who they want to submit documents to anonymously, such as to a particular news outlet. He told reporters Friday that the site will begin testing in several weeks and hopes it will be fully operational later this year.

Domscheit-Berg says the site has no funding for now but will be fully transparent with any money it receives.

OpenLeaks was launched on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting of top business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.