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Assange's right hand man launches rival site


Atika Shubert,CNN
Dec 14, 2010 at 09:09am IST

Washington: Whistleblower website WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's right hand man announced the launch of a newly organised rival to the WikiLeaks website named OpenLeaks.

The OpenLeaks is set to use software that can be embedded in any organisation's site for transferring confidential data. The rival site is expected to begin the trials in early 2011.

Sources say it's aiming for more transparency than the website WikiLeaks.

Like WikiLeaks, which facilitates the anonymous disclosure of secret information, OpenLeaks says its goal is to help people deliver material to news.

Julian Assange is expected to appear in a London court on Tuesday, when his lawyers apply for bail for a second time. He was arrested over charges of rape in Sweden and faces extradition.

Almost six lakh people have signed an online petition in support of WikiLeaks website that had released thousands of confidential US war files and diplomatic cables.

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