GlobaLeaks is an open source project that makes it easy to run an anonymous, censorship-resistant, whistleblowing platform anywhere on the globe.Donate!
The GlobaLeaks suite of software empowers individuals to speak out anonymously no matter what their definition of "whistleblowing" is. The organization or individuals running the software are able to customize the platform to best suit their needs. GlobaLeaks is designed with flexibility in mind and it strongly protects a user's privacy and submissions by default.
This software is free and open source. This lets an open community of users, volunteers, and contributors work together to constantly improve the software and documentation. If you see a problem, create an issue and help us improve transparency worldwide!
In fact we have nothing in common. We provide a software framework; they provide a service. We are an open-source community; they're a closed group of individuals operating behind a public face. We do not handle leaked documents; they do.
We do our best to provide very secure software, however it is just software and it cannot protect security and anonymity outside of our Threat Model. GlobaLeaks does not protect against keyloggers or any other threats that compromise a computer's security. Realize that GlobaLeaks cannot stop human errors, it can only make errors less likely.
When you set up a "GlobaLeaks node" – another term for a whistleblowing site – you don't become part of a network, but rather just a node on your own. We invite you to report the existence of your whistleblowing site in LeakDirectory, but that's really up to you.
The GlobaLeaks framework supports the needs of a diverse set of public interest use cases: from independent media to public agencies, from corporations to activists. We use the term framework to emphasize the flexibility of the GlobaLeaks platform. For example, the whistleblower is anonymous by default, but if whistleblowers choose to disclose their identity, the framework allows them to do so.
GlobaLeaks strives to increase accountability and transparency in our society. When information that affects the public remains hidden, democracies and their economies cease to function properly.
We believe the public should demand that governments, corporations, and organizations be more accountable for their actions. We believe that the governments and economies that embrace openness will benefit by promoting trust, informing discourse, and improving decision-making.
For more information about running your own GlobaLeaks node read the Globaleaks Installation Guide.