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Whistleblower Awarded Largest SEC Payout Ever

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators announced Tuesday they have awarded a record $14 million to a whistleblower who helped enforc...

The Politics of Private Manning

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

Both Bradley and Chelsea are part of the LGBT community. Shouldn't we have treated them with equal care, particularly given the extreme nature of Manning's valor, the disproportionate nature of the risks Manning took?

Is President Obama Jealous of Edward Snowden?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

"I was going to do it, really I was." This is the essence of President Obama's remarks last week when he announced an overhaul of NSA procedures an...

Just Laws vs. Unjust Laws

Brian Penny | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Brian Penny

Much like Bradley Manning, terrorist Paul Revere aided and abetted the enemy when he leaked British troop movements to the American patriots. Centuries before Edward Snowden's leak, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential government letters. Why isn't Snowden's face on our currency?

My Meeting With the FHFA

Brian Penny | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

Three years ago, I would've given anything for someone in the media or government to listen to me. I figured out how the banks were fixing the system ...

Why Isn't the Government Monitoring the Banks?

Brian Penny | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

Snowden recently released info showing Microsoft is working with the government, granting backdoor access to monitor private citizens for terrorist ac...

Does New Policy Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Whistleblowers can't be expected to make internal disclosures without credible protections. PPD-19 is a promising step towards a more accountable intelligence community.

Snowden's Faceless Accusers

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

In the second part of his interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, Edward Snowden said, "Our government will say I aided our enemies." The re...

Snowden Unmasks the True Aggressor in Cyber-Warfare: The United States

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Snowden gave us a chance to stop this before the Chertoff Group, SAIC, CACI, Lockheed and the rest of them are unstoppable. Once we're into a cyberwar, it's over. The war will be invisible, secret and eternal - conducted with our tax dollars, but without our knowledge.

In the Surveillance State, Whistleblowers are the New Enemy

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

America's loss of credibility and prestige abroad as a champion of democratic values is not due to duplicitous and possibly illegal conduct of our government. Rather it is a consequence of the actions of the whistleblower.

6 Whistleblowers Before Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

This week the media can't get enough of 28-year-old whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hero/traitor released details of the National Security Agency (N...

Thanks, But No Thanks, Edward Snowden

Estelle Nagel | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Estelle Nagel

The truth is that we are hypocritical about privacy. We sign up for sites where we can share too much publically, and then balk because someone might have seen it.

World Bank Whistleblower Reveals Massive Corruption

Kevin Lawton | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Kevin Lawton

You need to know about this woman! Former Senior Counsel to the World Bank, Karen Hudes, unleashed recent interviews that should shatter any remainin...

Why the Justice Department May Be Right

Christopher H. Schroeder | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Christopher H. Schroeder

Critics of the Justice Dept.'s subpoena of AP telephone records have shamelessly mischaracterized the Dept.'s actions and the purposes for them. Any interference with the free press merits close scrutiny, but that scrutiny needs to consider just what the Dept. actually has done and why.

USDA Poultry Inspector Speaks Out Against Hazardous Chemical Use

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Food Integrity Campaign

Committed to bringing awareness to consumers and others working in her sector, Sherry Medina recently made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Big Ag's liberal and unrestricted application of hazardous chemicals in poultry processing.

If You've Done Nothing Wrong, You've Nothing to Hide: So Why Is Our Government Prosecuting Whistleblowers?

William Astore | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
William Astore

You can hardly point out that the Emperor has no clothes if you're not even allowed to look in his direction. And that's precisely the point of the government's war on whistleblowers. The message couldn't be more clear or more authoritarian: Avert your eyes, citizens!

Freedom of the Press Foundation - Updates From Our Front

John Cusack | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
John Cusack

The facts speak for themselves -- it was more important than ever to stand up for this country's long tradition of a free press.

Ag Gag 2013: A Continued Attempt to Silence Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home
Food Integrity Campaign

Mandatory reporting laws are simply wolves dressed in sheep's clothing. They would have a chilling effect on industry whistleblowers, even established long-term employees, who witness serious violations and wish to speak up.

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

Have You Hugged Your Whistleblower Today? They Could Use It

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business
Jerry Ashton

If you think the legendary "thin blue line" is stressful, you should try walking the "thin gray line" of the Whistleblower, who protect us from the insidious and frightening dangers of corporate and government miscreants.

Casino Rigged Game, Then Fired Whistleblower: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

The former security director of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas says he was fired for reporting that the casino rigged one of its slot machi...

New Year, Same Old Banks

Brian Penny | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

For my New Year's resolution, I want to understand the banks. I have a scientific curiosity about how these banks work. The only way I can think of to truly understand the banks is to dissect one of them.

Putting Whistleblowing in Perspective

Patricia Harned | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Patricia Harned

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received 3,001 tips to its new Whistleblower Office during fiscal 2012 (starting in October 2011). This undoubtably begs the question: How can we put that number into context?

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower: 'Bradley Manning A Hero'

Posted 12.04.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who caused a national political controversy when he released the Pentagon Papers, told HuffPost Live host...

Whistleblower Awarded $38 MILLION For Exposing Major Tax Dodge

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has awarded $38 million to a whistleblower for information about a ...