New 9/11 WTC chopper video leaked

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New 9/11 WTC chopper video leaked

Cryptome takes back its mantle as the original whistleblowers' site from Wikileaks.

Long-running leaks site Cryptome has released a 17-minute video of the September 11 World Trade Centre attacks taken from a New York Police Department helicopter.

The US National Institute of Standards Technology acquired the video under the Freedom of Information Act to support its investigations into the attacks, according to news site, Gawker.

The video and a set of stills was sent to Cryptome, which has since published the material on YouTube.

Cryptome, founded in 1996 and specialising in privacy, security and cryptology, has faced many of the same predicaments as Wikileaks.

Last year, PayPal cut its payment facility and seized more than US$5000, sparking outrage by Cryptome’s co-founder, John Young, because it was done without evidence Cryptome broke the law.

Its facility was suspended after publishing the law enforcement liaison policy guidelines from Microsoft, Skype, AOL and PayPal, according to a report by The Register.

Young, who participated in private mailing list discussions which led to the WikiLeaks name and concept, has distanced himself from Wikileaks and was critical of its effort to raise $US5 million.


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