Summary: Tenth anniversary for Techrights when this weekend ends; plus, some statistics…
STARTING with focus on Novell and its patent deal with Microsoft, the site was registered and born 10 years ago (not exactly today but a few days from now).
Perfect record of never exposing or causing problems for our sources (of which there were plenty) is something we take pride in. We value and protect our sources. We intent to maintain this perfect record.
“Perfect record of never exposing or causing problems for our sources (of which there were plenty) is something we take pride in.”Never publishing anything fake is another achievement of ours. We do verify the credibility of sources and authenticity of material we receive. We also anonymise everything and strip metadata all the time. We thankfully have the technical skills and we don’t rely on a third party or Big Company for hosting (these can leak/spill out IP addresses to unwanted hands). We never retain logs older than 4 weeks. They get deleted for good.
In that sense, we have done better than Wikileaks (another kind of site) where sources like Elmer and Manning got caught but nothing fake was published in 10 years. Their site is only about a month older than Techrights.
Techrights officially turns 10 on the 7th of this month and is actively or passively pursuing new leaks which can be sent anonymously.
We don’t plan anything big for the anniversary; we’ll probably just do a small wine celebration in the house (wife and I).
“We never retain logs older than 4 weeks.”Regarding statistics, there are nearly 30,000 pages in the site now, aside from attachments, multimedia and various documents. The site is about 40 GB in ‘weight’ and is powered by several servers with 8 cores each. We recently had to make expensive upgrades in order to better cope with attacks.
We are not actively asking for donations (which are possible) because we wish to maintain 100% financial independence. This means that I run this site at my own expense, for no profit, only loss (because it’s the ethical and moral thing to do). I separately work full time in order to earn money and pay the site’s bills. This has always been the case. █