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Can Ambitious Crowdfunding Help Bail Out Greece?

Thousands have already donated an astonishing amount to the beleagured European nation.

More than 60,000 people have donated to a crowdfunding campaign to bail out the country of Greece on IndieGogo, raising over €1 million of the campaign’s €1.6 billion goal. Thom Feeney, a 29-year-old Brit based in London, set up the IndieGogo page on Sunday night after eating his dinner. Over the past few days it’s garnered international attention and the donations have come rolling in. Donors can look forward to perks like an olive and feta salad, or a postcard of Greece’s prime minister, Alex Tsipras—all of which, Feeney promises, will be made and sent from Greece.

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Now There's a WikiLeaks for Colleges

UniLeaks wants to expose shady dealings at the world's universities. Get ready to submit those secret emails, memos and contracts.


Can a WikiLeaks-style site keep colleges and universities transparent and honest in their dealings? That's the hope of a brand new Australia-based website, UniLeaks, which hopes to create a safe space for people around the world to leak information about back-door shenanigans going on at their schools. The anonymous founders state that they were inspired to create the site after witnessing the "creative forms of resistance" young people in the United Kingdom took in response to government austerity measures.

According to the site's "Who We Are" section, they'll accept anonymously submitted "restricted or censored material of political, ethical, diplomatic or historical significance which is in some way connected to higher education, an agency or government body working in partnership with an institution, e.g., a university." That means they want those private emails between professors, copies of shady contracts, secret research, and internal memos. Whistle-blowers can upload their documents through an encryption-free electronic drop box. The site's journalists then turn them into news stories.

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