WikiLeaks + Hyperlocal = Localeaks

Inspired by WikiLeaks, the City University of New York Graduate School’s Entrepreneurial Journalism program created Localeaks, a simple online form that allows users to send anonymous tips to more than 1,400 newspapers in the United States, ReadWriteWeb reported.

Visitors to Localeaks can select where their tips will go by state and newspaper, and the secure Web connection encrypts the files and text, destroying the originals and deleting metadata, such as cookies, that could enable tracing, according to ReadWriteWeb.

If the targeted newspaper or newspapers express interest, a temporary secure file transfer is established, ReadWriteWeb reported.