WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website, has published its entire collection of diplomatic cables on the internet.
This is a decision its original media partners have strongly criticised.
The website said on Friday that the more than 250,000 US diplomatic cables could now be accessed through an internet link without a password.
"RELEASE CABLEGATE2: 251,287 US embassy cables in searchable format," said a message on WikiLeaks' Twitter account.
Critics say the release could put at risk the thousands of people named in the secret memos.
Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington.