What Could Be In Wikileak's Giant 349GB "Insurance" File?
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<p class="has-media media-640"><img data-asset-url="/photo/21888835.cms" data-chomp-id="18xbvlfjowh3apng" alt="What Could Be In Wikileak's Giant 349GB " insurance"="" file?"="" height="372" width="640" src="/photo/21888835.cms" class="transform-ku-xlarge" /></p> <p class="first-text">Wikileaks has stirred up its share of trouble in its day, but it might be up to something more. The site's been posting links to a trio of encrypted files pretty insistently on Facebook, and <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=33330X911642&amp;site=gizmodo.com&amp;xs=1&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailydot.com%2Fpolitics%2Fwikileaks-insurance-file-facebook-encrypted%2F&amp;xguid=9167122eac7330096006dbc836e75fea&amp;xcreo=0&amp;sref=http%3A%2F%2Fgizmodo.com%2F" target="_blank">one of them is a whopping 349GB</a>. What's <em>in</em> there? </p> <p>It's not uncommon for Wikileaks to <a href="http://www.thisdayinwikileaks.org/2013/08/16-august-2013.html" target="_blank">post an encrypted "insurance" file</a> from time to time, with the key to follow on a latter date if at all, just in case. But 349GB is nothing to sneeze at; that's a huge chunk of something. It seems like there has to be something very impressive in there, and Wikileaks has posted the link to its Facebook page a number of times in the past 24 hours. </p> <p>It's worth noting the timing; Bradley Manning's sentencing hearing is due to reach a verdict sometime next week. That, and there's <em>always</em> something going on with Edward Snowden, whose presumably giant cache of sensitive data has only been dribbling out. Could this be his treasure trove? Or part of it? </p> <p>So far Wikileak's has been tight-lipped about the file being anything other than just standard, periodic insurance, but it's hard to ignore something <em>that</em> big. Any guesses? [<a href="http://www.thisdayinwikileaks.org/2013/08/16-august-2013.html" target="_blank">Wikileaks</a> via <a href="http://www.dailydot.com/politics/wikileaks-insurance-file-facebook-encrypted/" target="_blank">The Daily Dot</a>]</p>