The Anonymous hacktivist community has released a new video to reveal the initiation of TYLER, an operation part of Project Mayhem 2012. Designed to be a WikiLeaks competitor the new project is scheduled to be done December 21 of this year.
The digital voice states:
“With censorship bills being passed and bills that attempt to rid us of our freedoms that this country was founded upon the time has now come to act. We have devised a plan to bring forth the final act of the evolution,”
When asked about the future of WikiLeaks, the anonymous group said
“Julian has threatened on at least one previous occasion to pull the plug on the project because the fundraising was not meeting his expectations. It was at that time that Anonymous began planning to field our own alternative disclosure platforms. Julian desperately needs WikiLeaks, and he is the only one that can pull the plug on the project. I rather think that so long as he is in dire straits, he will not do so despite any threats from him to the contrary.”
TYLER will be a Wikileaks on steroids most have said. TYLER, will be based on decentralized, peer-to-peer technology rather than fixed, dedicated servers. If successful, in the same way as torrents need seeding parties, user participation will be necessary to keep information flowing. The hackers claim that this kind of project setup will be next to impossible to close or eradicate.