WikiLeaks' Next Target: Financial Crimes

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(FILE) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds a press conference at Park Plaza Hotel on October 23, 2010 in London, England.
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Rudolf Elmer, an ex-employee of the Swiss Bank, Julius Baer, handed over two discs to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, in a press conference yesterday. The discs reportedly contain information on tax evasion and other crimes of more than 2,000 individuals and companies around the world. Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, sees these events as a preview of what could come shortly, as rumors swirl that WikiLeaks will release damning information on a major American bank; perhaps Bank of America. Is the website's new target corruption in the financial industry?

Christian Caryl, contributing editor at Foreign Policy, and a Senior Fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies, sees WikiLeaks as a huge game changer in the world.