Assange launches own search engine that 'rivals Google'
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has unveiled the new search engine, which is a portal to an archive of 1.7 million US diplomatic cables.Updated: Apr 09, 2013 11:07 IST
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has unveiled the new search engine, which is a portal to an archive of 1.7 million US diplomatic cables.
The search engine named PLUS D (The Public Library of United States Diplomacy), includes 250,000 leaked State Department cables that were made public during Cablegate, the time in US history where memos of Henry Kissinger's time as US Secretary of State were made public.
Over 251,000 of those cables relate to events or communications between 2003-2010, News.com.au reports.
According to the report, Assange confirmed that the US state department documents listed on PLUS D are already declassified and much of the information has already been available in the US National Archives and Record Agency.
Assange said that the range of publicly-available documents range in the number of two million and were therefore not efficient to search through, the report said.
The Australian activist said Plus D would make it easier for journalists to conduct investigations, by using a search algorithm that "rivalled Google".
First Published: Apr 09, 2013 11:03 IST