In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks
By: Lauren McCauley | Published by Common Dreams on May 17, 2013
One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer and creative commons architect Aaron Swartz completed one last project—an “opensource drop box for leaked documents along the lines of WikiLeaks.”
Launched Thursday, Deaddrop is the brainchild of former hacker turned Wired editor, Kevin Poulsen, who approached Swartz with the idea. Swartz built the code for the project—one last gift to journalists and whistleblowers worldwide and the open-source internet community.