WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that helps whistleblowers and other activists anonymously expose hidden truths about private companies, governments and institutions. Over the past 11 years, the group has collected and published over 10 million confidential documents, videos, emails, news leaks and other materials, “involving war, spying and corruption”.
Unsurprisingly, ever since its first publications, WikiLeaks has been attracting global attention from interested readers, supporters, as well as fierce critics.
Very often governments block users’ access to websites or Internet services for a variety of reasons. Some pages can be blocked in order to protect citizens, especially children, from obscene and harmful content, while others are geo-restricted due to perfectly understandable copyright issues.
Most likely, this is the case with WikiLeaks as it is often criticised by institutions and leaders for its controversial activities. Several U.S officials have said WikiLeaks was “harming national security” while some journalists have emphasized the lack of editorial discretion and analysis when publishing highly sensitive information. It is not surprising that many governments, including Australia, the U.S, China, Turkey try to prevent users from accessing WikiLeaks websites from time to time.
As a result, whistleblowers, journalists and curious readers worldwide often look ways to access WikiLeaks and other independent media platforms.
Websites are usually blocked by denying users’ access based on their IP address. Each time you connect to the Internet, your IP reveals the country you are currently based in. This means that from the moment you connect all restrictions valid there are applied to you as well. Even more – this makes your private information easily trackable and accessible for various online snoopers.
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