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Whistleblower Reveals 18K Secret Swiss Bank Accounts

Credit Suisse did business with some nefarious characters

(Newser) - The idea of not-so-upright characters stashing money in a Swiss bank account is a staple of Hollywood—and a large leak of account holders with the giant Credit Suisse suggests it's right on the money:
  • The leak: A whistleblower gave the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung data on more than
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Moderator Sues TikTok Over 'Extreme' Videos She Watched

Candie Frazier says she suffered psychological trauma over 'graphic' content she had to view

(Newser) - As part of her job for Canadian tech company TELUS International, Candie Frazier sifted through videos for TikTok, serving as a third-party moderator to make sure the most disturbing content didn't stay online. Now Frazier is suing, with a complaint she hopes will go class action, accusing the social...

New Facebook Whistleblower Supports Other's Testimony

Washington Post interviews former employee

(Newser) - Another former Facebook employee has told the SEC that profit and growth are more important to the company than stopping misinformation and hate speech. The allegations by a former member of Facebook's Integrity team were made in a new affidavit for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which carries penalties...

Frances Haugen's Fight Has a Billionaire Backer

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar's organizations are giving financial support to Facebook whistleblower

(Newser) - Frances Haugen's fight against Facebook is receiving funding from a billionaire: tech critic and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar's global philanthropic organization Luminate gave $150,000 last year to nonprofit Whistleblower Aid, which is handling Haugen's legal representation , Politico reports. However, Whistleblower Aid is also seeking donations...

Zuckerberg Finally Speaks Out on Facebook Whistleblower

CEO posts lengthy memo defending company against scathing claims by Frances Haugen

(Newser) - Amid what's been a tumultuous week for Facebook , Mark Zuckerberg took some time out Tuesday from sailing to address allegations by a whistleblower that have rocked the social media platform. "Many of the claims don't make any sense," the 37-year-old CEO said in a company memo...

SEC Complaints of Facebook Whistleblower Revealed

In her claim, Frances Haugen cites document that says platform removes only 2% of hate speech

(Newser) - 60 Minutes is sharing details of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's complaints to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including her claim that the social network stoked political division by steering conservative-leaning users toward conspiracy theories. One of at least eight complaints, titled "Facebook misled investors and the public...

Facebook Whistleblower Talks to 60 Minutes

Frances Haugen reveals her identity

(Newser) - The Facebook whistleblower revealed herself, as promised , Sunday night on CBS' 60 Minutes . Frances Haugen is the formerly anonymous ex-Facebook employee who filed complaints against the social media company with federal law enforcement agencies last month, and leaked private Facebook research to the Wall Street Journal resulting in a series...

Facebook Whistleblower Goes Public Sunday

Former employee will give interview to '60 Minutes'

(Newser) - The public heat on Facebook might get turned up yet again on Sunday when a whistleblower goes public in a 60 Minutes interview. The former employee turned over internal documents to the SEC last month and will reveal her identity in an interview with Scott Pelley, reports CBS News . Some...

Leaker Who Got Record Sentence Is Released Early

Reality Winner moved to halfway house due to good behavior, lawyer says

(Newser) - Reality Winner, the former intelligence contractor who received the longest-ever sentence for leaking government information to the media, has won early release from prison. Winner was 25 when she was arrested in July 2017 for leaking documents on Russian attempts to hack the 2016 election and has been behind bars...

Senator: I'm Ready to Block Over 1K Military Promotions

Sen. Tammy Duckworth stands up for a key Trump whistleblower

(Newser) - Sen. Tammy Duckworth is drawing the line. The Illinois Democrat announced Thursday she'll hold up over 1,100 military promotions unless the Pentagon promises it won't block the promotion of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump, USA Today reports....

'Emboldened' by Working From Home, Whistleblowers Emerge
New Influx of Whistleblower
Filings the 'Tip of the Iceberg'
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New Influx of Whistleblower Filings the 'Tip of the Iceberg'

Lawyers say uptick in complaints due to impact of COVID-19, people working from home

(Newser) - While the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the economy, it's brought business to one particular group: lawyers for whistleblowers, who've been coming forward in increasing numbers since the pandemic hit. Per an SEC spokesman, the agency received 4,000 or so whistleblower complaints from the middle of...

In 3 Tweets, Trump Responds to Whistleblower on 60 Minutes

President isn't happy with 'disgruntled' Rick Bright, or with '60 Minutes' for airing Bright interview

(Newser) - Vaccine expert Rick Bright, the former head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority who was ousted by the Trump administration in April, testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday that if a cohesive national response isn't set up soon to address the coronavirus pandemic, things could get "...

Ousted Official Says Trump Wanted to 'Flood' NY With Drug

Rick Bright has filed a whistleblower complaint

(Newser) - America's fight against the coronavirus has been hindered by incompetence and corruption, according to the ousted head of the government unit in charge of preparing for pandemics. Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, filed a whistleblower complaint Tuesday, alleging that he was demoted...

He Tried to Warn China. Now, a Posthumous Apology

Chinese government says Wuhan officials acted 'inadequately' on virus whistleblower Li Wenliang

(Newser) - The ophthalmologist who tried to warn the medical community in Wuhan, China, about the early spread of the novel coronavirus before he succumbed to it himself has now received his due from officials there. NPR and Business Insider report that Chinese authorities have issued an apology and dropped a reprimand...

Whistleblower: HHS Actions on Virus Were Dangerous

Complaint says staffers met evacuated Americans from China with no protective gear

(Newser) - Another whistleblower complaint is in the news, this time about the coronavirus. A high-ranking official in Health and Human Services says her superiors blew it when they sent HHS staffers to meet American evacuees being returned from China in late January and early February, reports the Washington Post . The staffers...

Rand Paul's Question Rejected Again, Then Asked—Kind Of

Paul made reference to the alleged whistleblower in Ukraine controversy

(Newser) - After a dinner break, senators have resumed their final round of questions in President Trump's impeachment trial, a session expected to last into Thursday night. (Read highlights from the first round .) That will set the stage for Friday's much-anticipated vote on whether to call witnesses such as...

Trump Names Who He Thinks the Whistleblower Is

President retweets the alleged whistleblower's name

(Newser) - President Trump retweeted a post that included the alleged name of the whistleblower whose complaint ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment by the House. Just before midnight Friday, Trump retweeted a message from Twitter user @Surfermom77, an account that claims to be a woman named Sophia who lives in California....

Report: Trump Knew About Complaint Before Aid Released

He distances himself from Giuliani's Ukraine work

(Newser) - New allegations in the New York Times could be big news for the impeachment inquiry, if they can be proven. The Times, citing "two people familiar with the matter," reports that President Trump knew about the whistleblower's complaint when he decided to unfreeze military aid to Ukraine....

Schiff Tells GOP 'No' on Whisteblower Testimony

Evidence makes that 'redundant,' Democratic chairman says

(Newser) - House Republicans submitted the names of people on Saturday they want to call as witnesses in the impeachment inquiry. The whistleblower was on the list. Democrat Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has answered that there's no point, because evidence and testimony have more than confirmed the...

Rand Paul Starts a New Chant at Trump Rally

'Do your job!' is plea to media to print whistleblower's name

(Newser) - Rand Paul didn't just speak in support of President Trump at a Monday night rally in Kentucky, he got the crowd revved up with a whole new chant: "Do your job!" The chant emerged after Paul implored the media to identify the whistleblower who instigated the Trump...

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