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Whistleblowers

Did Obama and Cameron Require HSBC to Aid the Prosecution of Tax Frauds?

William K. Black | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
William K. Black

As part of the HSBC settlement, did Obama and Cameron's officials require HSBC to blow the whistle on tax frauds? Did they require HSBC to provide them with a full intelligence briefing on how the networks of tax evasion and tax havens function?

Whistleblower: Horny Customs Officers Forced Female Passengers 'To Strip Naked'

Posted 12.14.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

U.S. Customs Officer Cathy Harris took a bold stance against the abuses her co-workers were committing, and paid dearly for it. She told HuffPost Live...

Civil War II: The Fall of Analog

Brian Penny | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

What if every time Bank of America charged a fee, Google removed them from the grid and put them in timeout for the day to teach them a lesson?

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?

Matt Sledge

Bradley Manning Lawyer Charges Obama With Hypocrisy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

The lawyer for accused WikiLeaks collaborator Bradley Manning suggested Monday that President Barack Obama's position on protecting government whistle...

Blowing the Whistle on the SEC Whistleblower Program

John Powers | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
John Powers

Though the SEC's responsibilities have grown considerably, its enforcement budget -- relative to total managed investment assets in the market -- has fallen by nearly 50 percent since 2005.

Whistling Over the Cliff

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

I understand that good people can make bad decisions and do bad things. What I have a difficult time understanding, however, is the vastly different reactions from friends and associates to my felony versus my whistleblowing.

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 ...

A Day In The Life Of A Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Brian Penny

Have you ever been victimized or terrorized in your life? What if you were given an opportunity to face your assailant? As a whistleblower, I'm quite...

A Mixed Message for National Security Whistleblowers

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The White House recently released a presidential directive extending legal protections to intelligence community employees who expose government fraud, waste, or abuse. The directive, however, does not allow any disclosures to the media.

Pentagon Intensifies Efforts to Plug Leaks, Catch Leakers

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The Secretary of Defense sternly warned Defense Department employees Thursday that the government will scour news reports for leaks of classified information, try to unmask the leakers, and refer cases to the Justice Department -- which has the power to prosecute.

Inside The Mind of a Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Brian Penny

I love being a whistleblower. I'm proud of it. When I wrote my last article about being a whistleblower, the response I received was overwhelming. Ma...

Look Familiar? Whistleblower Unveils Satellite Images Of CIA's Bin Laden Raid Training Facility

Posted 10.12.2012 | Technology

A website has unveiled satellite images of the building where Navy SEALs allegedly prepared for the mission to kill Osama bin Laden -- and the layout ...

Wall Street Banker Blows Whistle, Gets Millions

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A tax whistleblower received a $2 million reward from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for his role uncovering an alleg...

Xeroxing the War

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Arjen Kamphuis

The Xerox technology in 1969 has been replaced by a global computer network that uses encryption to protect the identity of the whistleblowers. Even Wikileaks does not know their identities. But the media's response is simply surreal.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain of a Bank Whistleblower

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Ever wonder what happens to the friends, fortune and family of a whistleblower? Taking it all in stride and landing a better-paying job? Vacationi...

The Republican "Small Government" Fraud

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Just take a look at the platform that will emerge from the GOP national convention. There will be plenty of rhetoric about freedom and limited government. But the party's actual policies will reflect a very different agenda.

Leaks and the Public Right to Know

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Morton H. Halperin

Congress is, in fact, much more likely to enact a statute which does make it a crime, at least for government officials, to disclose any classified information to the press. It must be urged to move slowly and deliberately.

Leadership Lessons From Wal-Mart's Bribery Scandal

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

This story of a deplorable leadership failure at one of the world's largest companies is a cautionary tale for corporate executives.

Tailhook Whistleblower Demands Congress Investigate Lackland Sexual Assaults

Nancy Parrish | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The mission of our military is to protect the American way of life and our freedoms, yet this very mission is compromised by leadership that allows, perpetrates and condones sexual assault on the very members of our armed services.

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.

Senator: IRS Whistleblower Problem Has Been Inexcusably Bad

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - A report from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's troubled whis...

President Correa, Please Protect Julian Assange From My Government

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.20.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

WikiLeaks has made a tremendous contribution to exposing U.S. foreign policy to public scrutiny. The importance of transparency and public information to reforming U.S. foreign policy cannot be overstated.

Dave Jamieson

Miner Beats Big Coal In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

Kentucky miner Charles Scott Howard lost his job at Cumberland River Coal Co. last May, after years of butting heads with management over safety issue...

Need to Be Responsible

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

Those who are willing to do leak sensitive material just to get their man re-elected need to appreciate they are putting the nation's vital interests in jeopardy, and losing the support of our allies in the process.