Wikileaks which bravely published what few newspapers would dare anonymously has been forced to shut.
In its time the outfit has posted confidential 9/11 pager messages, bank mismanagement and the Church of Scientology. It exposed the US military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, and shown us the emails of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The outfit says that it is broke and raise the funds necessary to keep it alive into 2010, it has suspended all other operation. The site has raised $130,000 for this year but can not meaningfully continue operations until costs are covered. These amount to just under $200,000 a year. When the staff are paid, the site costs $600,000 to run.
What is especially annoying is that while the site has received shedloads of awards it cannot accept government or corporate sponsorship and maintain our absolute integrity. So it relies on ordinary people giving it donations.
It is hoped that the site will be up and running soon. Then governments will go back to fearing that some brave person would leak their doings to the voters. In the meantime if you want to leak something TechEye would take it off your hands and we would not tell anyone where we got it from.