In an exclusive interview to the Voice of Russia a member of Anonymous talks about the conflict that revolves around the coercive fund raising techniques and a lack of transparency regarding WikiLeaks. He also mentions the possible release of a list of what they view as WikiLeaks ethical violations. On December 21, 2012 Anonymous is planning to launch a secure, no cost and decentralized online leaks release platform called TYLER to circumvent to problems inherent in WikiLeaks and to continue to disclose information that governments, including US, are hiding from people.
They have scheduled this new project to December 21 this year. According to the hacker, who requested anonymity, the conflict between Anonymous and the website of Julian Assange revolves around the forced funding techniques and lack of transparency around money to WikiLeaks.
So far Anonymous defends WikiLeaks and Assange personally and supported the mission of the site to share information, news and classified information with the public. They even helped to publish more than 2 million emails, known as the Syrian file.
Anonymous: It is important that these questions are being answered as “Anonymous”. At a later time if you would like to interview me regarding my own situation that might be possible, but on this issue I am acting as part of the Anonymous collective.
Robles: “Can you tell us any other reasons that have not been publicized as to why Anonymous has decided to part ways with WikiLeaks?”
Anonymous: No I think we were fairly clear and straightforward in the press release we forwarded to you. Assange’s reply to us via his public statement on Twitter did not help the situation, as it was generally viewed as condescending and arrogant. So I would say that has exasperated the rift. Beyond that the conflict revolves around the coercive fund raising techniques and a lack of transparency regarding WikiLeaks finances.
Robles: “There have been statements that Anonymous plans to release secret files about WikiLeaks, can you give us a few details about these files and what kind of revelations they will provide?”
In this case, it is unclear whether the hacker to interview to Russian media reflect the views of the entire community of anonymous or its individual fragments as haktivistite not acting in an organized group with a recognized leader.