Whistleblower News Old And New

While doing some research recently I came across some interesting information about whistleblowers in the news. Some I had heard about, some I had not.  I figured some of it might be of interest to my viewers and decided to post it here on Suppressed Information. Just follow the source link at the end of the heading.

Microsoft

  • Microsoft has managed to do what a roomful of secretive, three-letter government agencies have wanted to do for years: get the whistleblowing, government-document sharing site Cryptome shut down. (Source: wired.com)
  • Fallout over NSA surveillance drives Microsoft to promise widespread security and privacy improvements. But do they go far enough? (Source: informationweek.com)
  • Microsoft and the rising federal scrutiny of bribery. (Source: Forbes.com)SuppressedInformation.com comment: I feel this is a rather ironic article considering that Microsoft is in bed with the U.S. government in the first place as is Google and many other monopoly corporations.

Drug Companies

  • How Risperdal whistleblowers made millions from J & J. Judy Doetterl was a sales representative for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) in 2004 when federal agents placed a hidden recording device on her and sent her to tape marketing presentations at a national company sales meeting.(Source: bloombergnews.com)
  • Medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history. His victorious battles with the United States government were centered around Dr. Burzynski’s gene-targeted cancer medicines he discovered in the 1970’s. (Source: burzynskimovie.com)

NSA

  • In the annals of national security, the Obama administration will long be remembered for its unprecedented crackdown on whistleblowers. Since 2009, it has employed the World War I–era Espionage Act a record six times to prosecute government officials suspected of leaking classified information.(Source: thenation.com)

Tobacco Companies

  • Merrell Williams Jr., a former paralegal who leaked mountains of internal documents of the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994, fueling lawsuits that resulted in an industry payout of billions of dollars to pay smokers’ medical bills, died on Nov. 18 in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was 72.(Source: nytimes.com)

Banks

  • A Whistle-Blower Who Can Name Names of Swiss Bank Account Holders. (Source: nytimes.com)
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