NDAs began as a way to protect intellectual property. They've become bludgeons to prevent workers from discussing workplace misconduct and abuse.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has given out nearly $200 million in whistleblower awards to 40 individuals this year, surpassing its record.
The Securities and Exchange Commission paid out a record $US50 million whistleblower award to one person who “provided detailed, firsthand observations of misconduct by a company,” according to a Thursday statement. The payout pushes the SEC’s total awards to whistleblowers above $US500 million since the first payment was made in […]
A second whistleblower has come forward in the Ukraine scandal with first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations outlined in the original whistleblower complaint that’s sparked an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The New York Times on Friday reported that a second intelligence official with concerns about Trump’s interactions […]
Apple contractors in charge of quality control for Siri, the company’s voice assistant, “regularly” hear private and confidential information, according to a new report. According to The Guardian’s Alex Hern, Apple’s contractors “regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex.” Apple says its contractors hear […]
Christopher Wylie is the 28-year-old whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm that played an important role in Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Brexit Leave campaign. Wylie said his Facebook account was disabled on Sunday, “for blowing the whistle, on something they have known privately for two years.” Facebook says […]
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