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US drone whistleblowers have their bank accounts frozen

US drone whistleblowers

The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. “My drone operators went public this week and now their credit …

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China passes law to protect whistleblowers who expose corruption

Whistleblower China

Chinese authorities have said, for the first time, that whistleblowers will receive legal protection amid the country’s ongoing fight against corruption. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the country’s top prosecuting body, said in a Tuesday statement that new regulations outline legal rights for those exposing corruption and other malpractice. It urged …

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US government still hunting WikiLeaks and whistleblowers

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The US government is conducting an active, long-term criminal investigation into WikiLeaks, a federal judge has confirmed in court documents. Five years after Julian Assange and his team began publishing the massive dump of US state secrets leaked by an army intelligence analyst, two wings of the Department of Justice and …

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The whistleblower who cost JPMorgan $9 billion speaks out

JPMorgan whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann

A whistleblower whose evidence prompted one of America’s biggest banks to pay out $9 billion to avoid federal prosecution has spoken out for the first time about her battle to reveal the truth. Alayne Fleischmann was a lawyer with JP Morgan in 2006 who tried to alert her managers to …

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Trump stupidly calls whistleblower Chelsea Manning an ‘ungrateful traitor’

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President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Chelsea Manning, the Army private who gave military documents to WikiLeaks and whose sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama, is an “ungrateful traitor” for penning an op-ed accusing Obama of too often compromising with his political opponents. “Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, …

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Top NSA whistleblower: ‘Investigate 9/11’

NSA Bill Binney

Bill Binney, a former highly placed intelligence official at the US National Security Agency (NSA), who, after more than 30 years of service, resigned in 2001 and became a whistleblower, believes a new investigation must be conducted into the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in …

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New whistleblower: HSBC ‘lied to MPs & deceived customers’

Nicholas Wilson HSBC whistleblower

HSBC deliberately deceived the Treasury Select Committee and was in contempt of Parliament by claiming their “fake” solicitors were regulated, whistleblower and financial activist Nicholas Wilson said Friday. The British-born investigator, who is currently preparing a private prosecution against HSBC for its alleged role in widespread fraud, says the bank …

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CIA caught lying: leaked DNC emails came from whistleblower, not Russian hackers – Julian Assange

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The DNC and Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks came from a “disgusted” whistleblower, not from hackers, the whistleblower site’s associate Craig Murray said, as US intelligence veterans question Washington’s version, which blames a Russian cyberattack. “Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan …

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State Department whistleblower has emails hacked and deleted

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A US State Department whistleblower whose personal email files contained allegations of abuse and wrongdoing has had his account hacked. Four years of potential evidence has been deleted, his lawyer announced. A computer attack of unknown origin appears to have targeted Richard Higbie, a criminal investigator with the Diplomatic Security …

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Guardian: We have published only 1% of Snowden files

Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian newspaper. The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday that his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied that the paper had placed lives or national security at risk. Alan Rusbridger …

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Another whistleblower dead: journalist Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings was working on a story about the CIA prior to his death, according to LA Weekly. “That Hastings had the Central Intelligence Agency in his sights is no surprise to those who knew his work,” writes Dennis Romero, adding that “the shadowy world of intelligence and off-the-record American …

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NHS trusts spend £2m to stop 52 staff members from speaking out

David Nicholson

Sir David Nicholson will face accusations of misleading Parliament and of taking part in a “systemic cover-up”. Sir David Nicholson, who is retiring next year after criticism over his role in the Mid Staffs scandal, told MPs in March that he had only come across one of the orders, used …

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Millennials all around the world support whistleblowers

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About a year ago, a thirty-something sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene …

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WikiLeaks set to publish new series of leaks – Assange

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly announced the whistleblowing website will soon release a fourth series of classified documents. The leak is currently being prepared, Assange told the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival (LEFFEST) on Sunday, according to teleSUR. He gave no date or further details about the publication. Regarding the …

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Ron Paul wants to encourage an ‘epidemic of truth-telling’

Ron Paul Voices of Liberty

Former Rep. Ron Paul hopes his new online community will not only force policymakers to hear from the public, but promote more government whistleblowers. “Something that we can encourage and that is to get more whistleblowers,” the former Texas Republican congressman and three-time presidential candidate said. “Think of Edward Snowden, …

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Urgent: Ben Fellows missing

We have been in contact with whistleblower Ben Fellows’ wife on the disappearance of her husband. Please read the following article and get this out to as many people as possible, we all want Ben to return to his family safely. At the recent UK Column conference, Ben was informed …

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Security expert: there’s a second NSA whistleblower

Bruce Schneier

Security expert Bruce Schneier reacted to yesterday’s new revelations about the NSA by asserting that there’s probably a second leaker in addition to Edward Snowden. As we highlighted yesterday, reporters who conducted an analysis of the NSA’s “deep packet inspection” rules discovered that the federal agency was placing people in an …

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