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US health workers exposed to virus without protective gear: reports

Washington - Federal health employees were sent to interact with repatriated Americans quarantined for exposure to the novel coronavirus without wearing protective gear or receiving training, a whistleblower complaint cited by US media said Thursday.

Op-Ed: How safe are whistleblowers? A look at Canada and the U.S.

Canadian whistleblower laws are woefully inadequate to protect informants - exposing them to retribution and it's time to bolster protections before a crisis hits, says an expert who has helped defend more than 7,000 whistleblowers worldwide.

Op-Ed: Sorry Trump, the whistleblower is protected by federal law

U.S. whistleblower laws exist to protect the identity and careers of people who bring forward accusations of wrongdoing by government officials, yet President Trump, who thinks his actions are above the law, is demanding to know the culprit's identity.

Second Trump whistleblower comes forward with first-hand information: lawyer

Washington - A second whistleblower has come forward, this one with first-hand information about events that triggered an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, the informant's lawyer said Sunday.

Whistleblower: White House sought to conceal Trump-Ukraine call

Washington - White House officials sought to restrict access to the transcript of a phone call between Donald Trump and the leader of Ukraine during which the US president sought help from Ukraine against a rival in the 2020 election, a whistleblower said in a comp...

Former Tesla employee files 'whistleblower' tip with SEC

A former Tesla employee who calls himself a whistleblower has filed a formal tip with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that alleges Elon Musk’s electric car start-up misled investors and put its customers at risk.

Whistleblower-friendly anonymous router mysteriously vanishes

The creators of a Wi-Fi router that would have helped whistle-blowers to mask their real locations when online have mysteriously cancelled the project without explanation. The news was announced on the firm's Twitter account, to disbelief from followers.

Trident nuclear subs 'accident waiting to happen' — Whistleblower

The HMS Victorious, a Trident nuclear-armed submarine is insecure and unsafe, with a huge list of frightening equipment failures, says a man who's now a whistleblower on the run from military police.

Lawsuit claims scheme bilked taxpayers, targeted poor women

Indianapolis - A lawsuit claims that Indiana's largest health network bilked taxpayers out of millions of dollars, according to charges filed by the U.S. government and a local doctor.

How whistleblowers exposed critical lapses at VA Department

The Veterans Administration failed far too many soldiers and former soldiers, and it was whistleblowers at many locations that brought these gaffes to light.

Canada denies asylum, deports alleged Anonymous hacker to U.S.

Ontario - A former U.S. soldier who fled to Canada in the face of criminal charges filed after he was accused of computer hacking for the group Anonymous has been deported from Canada.

Science movie tops Korean box office

Seoul - A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal has proved to be popular in South Korea. The movie is called "Whistleblower." Although the movie is a hit, for some the events depicted drift a little from reality.

NSA claims of Snowden leaks aiding terrorists found unwarranted

An independent investigation on the effects of whistle blower Edward Snowden's leaks of NSA documents reveals that the claims -- often referred to as overblown by some critics --that Al Qaida and ISIS benefitted from those revelations are not true.

Swiss will grant asylum if Snowden testifies on U.S. espionage

Berne - Swiss media reports indicate Switzerland would grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he agrees to testify about foreign espionage activities within Switzerland.

'New Snowden' leaks info, causes media uproar

Rumors and allegations are flying that another whistle-blower exists in the United States government. Media coverage has exploded and government officials are keeping quiet about the allegations.

Latest Snowden release 'shows' NSA complicity in Gaza attacks

The latest release of documents gleaned from Edward Showden apparently shows the role of the NSA and foreign signals intelligence in the targeting of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

WildLeaks shows immediate results

Within 24 hours of the site creation the administrators of WildLeaks had a tip on illegal activity in animal trade. Twenty-four different cases of crimes against wildlife have been reported and that number is rising.

Op-Ed: Netflix snubs and criticizes Verizon

Netflix has refused to comply with a cease-and-desist order from Verizon to stop telling customers that Verizon is responsible for their poor streaming. Further legal action has been threatened with little response.

Review: Hot Docs provides vivid reminders of the world’s darker affairs Special

High-profile subjects are generally included in Hot Docs Film Festival’s “Special Presentations” programme. We look at ‘Concerning Violence’; ‘Silenced’; and ‘Watchers of the Sky.’

Op-Ed: U.S. launches ‘Free the Press’ campaign, and it’s not satire

Washington - The U.S. State Department has launched its annual "Free the Press" campaign. The humor of a country that ranks 46th in press freedom and that has been relentlessly persecuting whistlelblowers and journalists hosting such an event seems lost on officials.

JPMorgan whistleblower gets $63.9 million in mortgage fraud deal

A whistleblower will be paid $63.9 million for providing tips that led to JPMorgan Chase & Co's agreement to pay $614 million and tighten oversight to resolve charges that it defrauded the government int...

Op-Ed: Edward Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

Moscow - Whistle-blower and former NSA analyst Edward Snowden remains holed up in Russia. From Russia Snowden has sent a Christmas message to those prepared to listen. It is a warning about an increasingly totalitarian future unless we heed the warning signs.

Snowden: No chance Russia or China got leaked documents

New York - In his latest interview, in the New York Times, Edward Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency (NSA) consultant accused of leaking thousands of sensitive documents concerning NSA surveillance, says he took none of the leaked documents to Russia.

Op-Ed: More bunk on 'hero' Edward Snowden, this time from a professor

Look, I'm a guy in a living-room in his boxer-shorts pleading with his son to stop hucking a ball against a bedroom wall and seeking a grasp of our reeling world. I shouldn't be better at analyzing the Edward Snowden affair than, oh say, a professor.

Report: Edward Snowden rebukes U.S. diplomats, declines meeting

A story in a Russian newspaper today says that Edward Snowden has turned down a request from U.S. diplomats to meet with him in that country. He did so, the report said, in no uncertain terms.

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

US whistleblower Bradley Manning, charged with releasing over 700,000 battlefield reports from Iraq and Afghanistan to Wikileaks, received a sentence of 35 years in prison from a military court Wednesday.

Continuation of whistleblower 'No-Fly Zone' policy and other news

London - The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has released a statement about the detention of David Miranda, Brazilian national and partner of whistleblower journalist Glenn Greenwald, and the Guardian reports an attack on its computers in the UK by GCHQ.

Edward Snowden receives whistleblower award in Germany

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has won the whistleblower award from the German branch of the human rights organisation, Transparency International.

EI whistleblower suspended without pay

Vancouver - Canada government employment insurance investigator Sylvie Therrien has been suspended without pay after leaking confidential documents to Montreal newspaper LeDevoir earlier this year.

Op-Ed: Outrage over Zimmerman trial drowns more meaningful discussion

While social media is saturated with misguided consternation over the verdict in the Zimmerman trial, a more sinister trial with more important implications is proceeding under an umbrella of media silence.
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Ecuador s diplomatic car awaiting Edward Snowden at Moscow Airport
Ecuador's diplomatic car awaiting Edward Snowden at Moscow Airport
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Canadian EI whistleblower Sylvie Therrien  suspended without pay
Canadian EI whistleblower Sylvie Therrien, suspended without pay
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Edward Snowden  former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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This image taken from television shows Mr. Snowden s temporary refugee status document
This image taken from television shows Mr. Snowden's temporary refugee status document
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Edward Snowden  former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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Edward Snowden  former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers calle...
CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers called "Silenced".
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From left to right:  Political journalist  Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden  former National Secur...
From left to right: Political journalist, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency employee
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OCCUPY: Demonstrators rally in support of jailed transgender whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning in Be...
OCCUPY: Demonstrators rally in support of jailed transgender whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning in Berkeley in 2012.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House  in August 2013
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House, in August 2013
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John Kiriakou  CIA Torture Whistleblower
John Kiriakou, CIA Torture Whistleblower
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Edward Snowden  NSA whistleblower
Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower
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Bradley Manning campaigns for lesbian and gay rights in 2011
Bradley Manning campaigns for lesbian and gay rights in 2011
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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers calle...
CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers called "Silenced".
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U.S. soldier Bradley Manning  convicted of espionage charges  but acquitted of aiding the enemy
U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, convicted of espionage charges, but acquitted of aiding the enemy
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Edward Snowden  former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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U.S. soldier Bradley (Chelsea) Manning  convicted of espionage charges  but acquitted of aiding the ...
U.S. soldier Bradley (Chelsea) Manning, convicted of espionage charges, but acquitted of aiding the enemy
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The Informers: Edward Snowden covers Time Magazine s June issue
The Informers: Edward Snowden covers Time Magazine's June issue
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