Recent developments in Australian whistleblowing cases have shown how critical it is to reform our laws - which are far from world standard.
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Australia’s press freedom problems have been acknowledged by both the Morrison and Albanese governments. However, we’re yet to see any actual law reform to support public interest journalism.
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko was Twitter’s security chief. What he claims he found there is a security nightmare.
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Former Twitter security chief alleges in a whistleblower complaint gross security malpractice, with many employees having access to the social media platform’s code as well as user data.
General Service Unit officers, part of Kenya’s police service, stop a commercial vehicle at a checkpoint.
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Police checkpoints liberally dot Kenya’s highways, but they’re not just about keeping road users safe.
Anti-corruption protests are a regular feature in South Africa.
South Africa could benefit from having a dedicated institution to oversee whistleblower protection.
The vast majority of high-profile big tech whistleblowers in recent years have been women.
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Frances Haugen, Timnit Gebru and Janneke Parrish are at the forefront of a group of high-profile women calling out big tech. Is there a connection between their gender and their role as whistleblowers?
Whistleblower Frances Haugen called Facebook’s algorithm dangerous.
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You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media, your cognitive biases can lead you astray, something organized disinformation campaigns count on.
It took Facebook nearly six hours to get its services back online. In the meantime, Twitter had a field day.
Daniel Ellsberg appears before the press on June 28, 1971.
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The episode might have slipped quietly from the news had Nixon decided to not attack the messenger.
At first glance, these programs might seem attractive. But they suffer from fundamental flaws.
There is a growing trend to import another Americanism into the Canadian anti-money laundering strategy: a whistleblower incentive program that would amount to bounty hunting for violations.
Friends no longer: US president Donald Trump with his then national security adviser John Bolton in 2018.
The former national security adviser seems likely to be sued and could face criminal liability.
Certain characteristics mean moral rebels are willing to not go with the flow.
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Psychologists have identified the characteristics of ‘moral rebels’ who make the tough choice to stand up for their principles in the face of negative consequences.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House, May 15, 2020.
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What does Dr. Anthony Fauci have in common with a fictional doctor in Henrik Ibsen’s classic 1882 play, ‘An Enemy of the People’? More than you’d think.
Where the action is: The capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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Did you know that senators shouldn’t be called ‘jurors’ in an impeachment trial? Here’s a roundup of stories that give behind-the-scenes facts and context to the news event of the year – so far.
Victims of sexual violence and their supporters gather to protest outside a speech from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at George Mason University Arlington, Virginia.
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Changes to how the landmark federal law to protect women on campuses from sexual discrimination and misconduct is interpreted are having an unintended effect: scaring off potential whistleblowers.