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Spain activists, whistleblower creating digital pay system

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A prominent French whistleblower and Spanish anti-corruption activists who triggered an investigation of a former International Monetary Fund chief announced Thursday they are designing a digital payment system aimed at excluding middlemen companies that make money from online purchases. 

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Yochai Benkler outlines public accountability defence for whistleblowers | Courage Foundation

Yochai Benkler outlines public accountability defence for whistleblowers | Courage Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler has published ‘A Public Accountability Defence for National Security Leakers and Whistleblowers,’ highlighting the value that leaks of national security information bring to American democracy and emphasizing the need for a legally permissible defence for those who bring this information to light. He outlines such a defence for what he calls “accountability leaks”, acknowledging that current law defines the term “whistleblower” too narrowly. If Benkler’s proposed defence were practiced today, Chelsea Manning might have avoided such a harsh prison term, and Edward Snowden might feel safe to return home.

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What should the next Aaron Swartz do when the DOJ knocks?

What should the next Aaron Swartz do when the DOJ knocks? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Aaron Swartz found out the hard way that you can't expect justice from the Department of Justice: what should the next Aaron Swartz do when facing decades in prison for information activism?
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Snowden Documents Reveal More Global Surveillance Programs - Government Accountability Project (blog)

Snowden Documents Reveal More Global Surveillance Programs - Government Accountability Project (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you thought warrantless wiretapping by our own intelligence community was bad enough, Reuters reports that documents released by NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden show Canada has “its own globe-spanning Internet surveillance”...
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Whistle blowing on the rise! | Ethical Leadership Speaker | Richard Bowen

Whistle blowing on the rise! | Ethical Leadership Speaker | Richard Bowen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A recent Wall Street Journal article announced new winners benefiting from the last financial crisis- whistle blowers!
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For me the most relevant part of this blog is the question: why not preventing fraud by having guiding principles and by engaging employees. 

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New Whistleblower Following in Snowden's Footsteps - VPN Creative

Earlier this morning, Glenn Greenwald revealed the existence of freshly leaked classified documents in his publication The Intercept which have furthered indicted the NSA in a series of scandals fueled by illegal domestic surveillance on U.S citizens.

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Daniel Ellsberg: New Group to Clear a Path for More Whistleblowers « Antiwar.com Blog

A new organization for whistleblowing will launch on Wednesday morning when theExposeFacts.org website goes live and the group begins its first day with a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

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Yochai Benkler on whistleblowers, the news ecosystem and self-organizing in the commons - Harvard Law TodayHarvard Law Today

Yochai Benkler on whistleblowers, the news ecosystem and self-organizing in the commons - Harvard Law TodayHarvard Law Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Yochai Benkler, who has written extensively on the “networked public sphere,” including his influential book “The Wealth of Networks,” recentl
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Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored.
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Trade Secrets: We Must Act To Protect Whistleblowers! | La Quadrature du Net

Trade Secrets: We Must Act To Protect Whistleblowers! | La Quadrature du Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paris, 3 March 2015 — In late April 2015, the “trade secrets” directive will be discussed in the European Parliament. Having already given in to the pressure of journalists to remove the article on trade secrets in the French Macron Bill, La Quadrature du Net, Pila and a number of other organisations now call on president François Hollande and European representatives to defend whistleblowers, to define and protect their status and to ensure the necessary means are provided for judiciary follow-up on the crimes and offences that are revealed. The situation of whistleblowers, such as Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning, is often dramatic and they must be protected and their safety guaranteed in order to safeguard fundamental freedoms.


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“War on Whistleblowers”: Another Whistleblower Sentenced

“War on Whistleblowers”: Another Whistleblower Sentenced | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2013, just weeks before revelations by Edward Snowden and PFC Chelsea Manning, we released War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State.

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Plebgate fallout: police appear to have declared war on journalists - The Guardian

Plebgate fallout: police appear to have declared war on journalists - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Officers’ covert access of phone records puts off whistleblowers and threatens to stem news in the public interest
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International Whistleblowers Conference 2014

International Whistleblowers Conference 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Whistleblowers put their careers, reputations and sometimes even their lives at stake to expose wrongdoing and abuses of power. When someone takes such a monumental decision, new legislation, technology and the public and media reception of that person’s disclosures become particularly relevant. In today’s information society, journalists, lawyers and technology experts have a joint responsibility to protect whistleblowers, as they literally put the public interest before their own. 


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