Wikileaks Archive Research Challenge II
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As always, we'd like to begin by recognizing all the official contributors to the 2nd Wikileaks Research Challenge @deepdives. We had the pleasure of welcoming some new blood to the project this time around as well, which is always exciting!
Official Deep Dives Contributors
Without further ado, let's introduce the winners of the 2nd Wikileaks Research Challenge.
First Place Winner (35 SBD)
Second Place Winner (21 SBD)
This is a fascinating piece examining the CIA funded CrossMatch corporation. Much like how in our last contest @palikari123 covered the CIA tech company In-Q-Tel, this deep dive really unearths some excellent information surrounding this largely unknown, yet influential, organization. CrossMatch has been involved in developing trojan malware that is able to extract data without being detected by the biggest names in internet security such as: Norton, McAfee, and Kaspersky.
And it becomes clear why those companies are such great fans of governments that break the very security they are providing. The government keeps them in business while using taxpayers money. So in fact you pay twice, both for the brake and for the fixes, over and over again.
Third Place Winner (14 SBD)
For the third consecutive time, @palikari123 has put together a winning post with another solid bit of research into covert US operations in Cuba seeking to destabilize the caribbean nation. This post is particularly relevant since these types of covert regime change operations involving NGOs are being exposed more and more frequently. Hats off to you once again @palikari123 this is very absorbing work! You're really setting a great example with your contributions. Much respect.
On to the FBI Vault
The next Deep Dives research challenge will focus on a different archive but one that many of you may already be familiar with - the FBI Vault.
Keep an eye out for the official research challenge announcement which we hope to have up and running in the coming days!
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