Why Tech Startup Flattr May Be The Key to WikiLeaks’ Future Funding
WikiLeaks, which publishes anonymous leaks of secret material (most recently 250,000 previously secret US embassy cables) still has a trick up its sleeve. In the last few days its sources of funding have been gradually cut off. MasterCard, PayPal and now Visa have all suspended payments to the organsation and founder Julian Assange has been remanded in custody in London without bail (so far).
However there remains one source of funding so far untouched, and that is a small startup, Flattr, created by Peter Sunde, co-founder of torrent site Pirate Bay, who has been reminding Twitter users today via his personal Twitter account that it’s still possible to “help” Wikileaks.
- WikiLeaks Continues To Fund Itself Via Flattr
- Flattr Rolls Out Direct Donations, Wikileaks Likely To Benefit Greatly
- Flattr Adds Support For Funding In Bitcoin
- Flattr Starts To Monetise Its Like Button For Content
- Flattery Alone Will Only Get You So Far – SoundCloud Users Can Now Get Paid Via Flattr