Wall Street Journal takes on Wikileaks with whistle blowing site


The Wall Street Journal launched "SafeHouse" a new site that lets people anonymously post online submissions to help uncover fraud and abuse in business and politics. SafeHouse's security features include file encryption and the possibility for a contributor or whistleblower to remain anonymous. The site is located on secure servers managed directly by Journal editors. The Journal said SafeHouse's interests include "politics, government, banking, Wall Street, deals and finance, corporations, labor, law, national security and foreign affairs."


"SafeHouse will enable the collection of information and documents that could be used in the generation of trustworthy news stories," Journal managing editor Robert Thomson said in a statement.

"We're open to receiving information in nearly any format, from text files to audio recordings and photos," the newspaper said. "Help The Wall Street Journal uncover fraud, abuse and other wrongdoing."

The Wall Street Journal is the latest news organization to launch a site similar to WikiLeaks, which has released tens of thousands of US military documents from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and secret diplomatic cables.

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