Whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks is moving its servers into an underground nuclear bunker.
The government-bating outfit, which is currently attracted the ire of the US Military by publishing thousands of embarrassing documents relating toi its various oil conflicts across the globe, is moving some of its servers into Cold-War era nuclear shelter which has been converted into a data facility worthy of a Bond villain.
Carved out of a huge rock in downtown Stockholm, the 30 meter deep hole in the ground has 50cm thick metal doors, back-up generators salvaged from German nuclear submarines, and a pool full of killer sharks hidden under a sliding trap-door. (OK we made the last bit up).
Sweden is well known for its stance on preventing data snooping from foreign (read US) Governments and has cast iron freedom of speech legislation, which makes it a perfect hiding place for Wikileaks' best kept secrets.
We're not sure if there are accommodation units within the bunker, but we'd be willing to bet that Wikileaks' globe-trotting founder Julian Assange would be first on the waiting list if Swedish ISP Bahnhof were to offer such a service.
The IPS has so far managed to sidestep new Swedish laws which could allow Internet interference. "We have an unbroken chain of fibre-optic cables that cover 2,300 kilometers,” says Karlung. “We’re positive that [government agencies] haven’t installed any equipment yet. That day will come, and when it does we’ll inform all clients that they’re [being] surveilled by the Swedish government.”
Assange, who spends much of his life hopping from country to country trying to avoid secret service agents from the manifold countries his organisation has miffed (not to mention the growing number of women accusing him of various sexual misadventures), could do with a bit of respite in an assassin-proof penthouse apartment.
WikiLeaks has promised to release another 15,000 documents related to the 'war' in Afghanistan once the dossier has been doctored to protect collaborators.