9 November 2012
John Kozlowski sends:
ShofarLeaks builds a takedown resistant whistleblower network
ShofarLeaks has gone public with
their plans to use the technology behind
ShofarPortfolio to provide
a platform for whistleblowers and leak sites to distribute data, and the
analysis work of others, securely and anonymously.
The project is built on top of other projects to build a complete technical
foundation for independent and autonomous sites.
The domain name system in ShofarDomain which provides true domain name ownership
rather than domain name rental also ensures that sites once present cannot
be taken down by a third party. It also provides the technology for
servers that have gone down to reappear on the web without third party
ShofarPortfolio technology gives intense security for both data sources and
data viewers. Even secondary monitoring, such as traffic analysis,
is thwarted for ShofarPortfolio users. In keeping with the motto
We dont know your stuff, who is providing or viewing
data remains completely cloaked.
ShofarLeaks then build on those technologies to bring data to the user to
allow in depth analysis. The analysis work can then be built upon over
time by others. This makes peering into history and the work of others
a simple process.
The goal is to be live in early 2013 and bringing allies to the table starts
ShofarLeaks answers the need for whistleblower or leak sites to offer privacy
in communications, an ability to vet the data, and the tools to build on
the analysis of others. ShofarLeaks is the framework for others to
The shofar has been used for millennia as a communications tool and now the
symbol of multiple communications tools on the web.