New evidence comes in the wake of scathing independent audit, underscoring why former Special Assistant United States Attorney and Whistleblower Aid Client came forward.
An attorney helping a former prosecutor in her whistleblower complaints against the Johnson City Police Department says a newly released report on how the department handled sexual assault investigations buttresses his client’s claims.
A group representing a federal prosecutor who claims her funding was cut by former Johnson City Chief of Police Karl Turner says the independent audit of Turner’s department has solidified her lawsuit against the agency.
Twitter Inc misled federal regulators about its defenses against hackers and spam accounts, the social media company’s former security chief Peiter Zatko said in a whistleblower complaint.
Former head of security Peter Zatko, also known as “Mudge,” alleged in a whistleblower complaint that Twitter is systematically lying about its spam bot problem.
A well-known “ethical hacker” who was hired by Twitter to overhaul its cybersecurity alleged that the social media giant has become a security risk for the US after it reneged on a deal with the federal government to set up a system that adequately protects user data.
It’s not clear whether the complaint will significantly bolster Musk’s litigation against Twitter.
A Twitter whistleblower is alleging “extreme, egregious deficiencies by Twitter” related to privacy, security and content moderation, according to complaints filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a veteran cybersecurity expert widely respected in the industry, filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department last month.
Former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko has accused the company of “lying” to Elon Musk about spam accounts on its platform, according to an explosive whistleblower complaint obtained by The Washington Post.
Whistleblower and legendary hacker Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko says he wants to finish the job he was hired for
Twitter’s former security chief alleges that the company is hiding the ball when it comes to spam and bots
Twitter’s former top security official has alleged that company executives endangered national security through “egregious deficiencies” in privacy and security and systematically misled users, members of its board, investors, and government officials about those vulnerabilities.
Twitter has major security problems that pose a threat to its own users’ personal information, to company shareholders, to national security, and to democracy, according to an explosive whistleblower disclosure obtained exclusively by CNN and The Washington Post.
Ex-cybersecurity backed Musk’s claim that firm ‘lies’ about number of bots
From the L0pht and Cult of the Dead Cow to DARPA and Google, Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko took unorthodox approaches to ‘make a dent in the universe’
In an explosive whistleblower complaint obtained by The Washington Post, former Twitter security chief Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko alleges the company misled regulators about lax security and spam
A local attorney’s whistleblower complaints about the Johnson City Police Department to the U.S. Department of Justice have gained additional merit as many more people have provided evidence to a non-profit helping that attorney, the group’s founder told News Channel 11.
In a missive to the American Alliance of Museums, the nonprofit legal organization Whistleblower Aid said the museum does not meet criteria for accreditation, citing “race- and gender-based hiring” and a culture of retaliation, among other issues.
Whistleblower Aid represents a former special federal prosecutor with protected, lawful disclosures to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning events in Johnson City, Tennessee. We encourage anyone who knows about these events, victims and those with information, to contact Whistleblower Aid. We can provide you with free, privileged and confidential legal advice. Whistleblower Aid is
Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides legal counsel for people who report governmental wrongdoing, is representing a former federal prosecutor in her complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice about her firing by the Johnson City Police Department.
As disclosed to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
Company accused of deliberately blocking Australian government pages as a negotiating tactic during debate over news media laws
CNET has obtained and is publishing whistleblower disclosures to Congress detailing how Facebook intentionally blocked Australian government pages as a negotiating tactic over a new bill lawmakers were considering.
More than a dozen accounts across YouTube and Twitter were posting false narratives about the war in line with the Kremlin’s talking points, without labels or other limits
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has placed a “hold” on Eric Garcetti’s nomination to be ambassador to India, demanding details about how the Los Angeles mayor handled allegations of sexual harassment by his staff — and whether he’s been honest explaining them to the Senate.
This week the Washington Post published a powerful story about the ways that Facebook has allowed authoritarian activists – including those sanctioned by the United States government – to use its platform to push disinformation propaganda, recruit fighters and raise money in support of Russia’s Illegal invasion of Ukraine. That story wouldn’t have been possible
A prominent U.S. senator made Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s path to becoming U.S. ambassador to India more difficult Thursday, saying he wants the confirmation vote delayed pending an investigation into whether Garcetti ignored sexual harassment allegations against his former senior advisor.
A pair of whistleblower complaints filed to the Justice and Treasury departments argue that Facebook violated laws by allowing accounts from sanctioned entities on the platform
Naomi Seligman, the former communications director to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, has filed a complaint with prosecutors claiming that Garcetti committed perjury when he denied under oath that he did not know about allegations of misconduct by a top aide and adviser.
Whistleblower Aid has filed a complaint accusing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti of felony perjury with respect to his role in covering up repeated instances of sexual assault and harassment by his close advisor Rick Jacobs. The complaint, filed yesterday on behalf of Naomi Seligman, Mayor Garcetti’s former director of communications, provides substantial evidence including
Commentator John L. Smith says a federal appeals court “opened the door” for a whistleblower’s closely watched lawsuit to proceed against Nevada’s workplace safety agency.
A federal appeals court on Thursday revived most of a former medical-office supervisor’s lawsuit against four Nevada OSHA officials for outing her as whistleblower and allegedly conspiring with the employer to “scuttle” her retaliation complaint after she was fired.
A human resources supervisor who alleges she was fired from her job at a medical practice in retaliation for whistleblowing about unsafe practices may pursue claims against Nevada state officials for opening her to more retaliation and burying an investigation, the Ninth Circuit ruled.
The former Facebook employee says her goal is to help prompt change at the social-media giant
John Tye, founder of Whistleblower Aid, is one of the attorneys for the Facebook whistleblower, and he joins Morning Joe to discuss what evidence Frances Haugen has of the social media company’s practices.
Frances Haugen, a Facebook product manager who left the company in May, revealed that she had provided internal documents to journalists and others.
Lawmakers say they may seek documents and interview other witnesses
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Why journalists should be much more careful and how hate mail from the right is different from the left.
For the second time, a senior member of the staff of the House select committee on the Jan. 6 attack has been accused of retaliating against a whistle-blower in the Trump government.
Critics cite a report by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general that found that David B. Buckley had retaliated against a whistle-blower years ago.
A White House official who listened to President Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s leader described it as “crazy,” “frightening” and “completely lacking in substance related to national security,” according to a memo written by the whistle-blower at the center of the Ukraine scandal, a C.I.A. officer who spoke to the White House official.
Of all the disruptions unleashed by the Trump White House on how the federal government typically works, the saga of one small project, called the Open Technology Fund, stands out.
Director Salvador Salort-Pons was faulted in an independent review for authoritarian behaviour and insensitivity to race and gender
Audio recording of Detroit Institute of Arts meeting raises new leadership concerns. Christine Ferretti Mark Hicks.
Detroit Institute of Arts director Salvador Salort-Pons presided over an “autocratic” culture at the museum that saw women quit at higher rate than men.
As President Donald Trump’s chaotic first term winds down, his administration has faced a fresh surge of complaints from once high-ranking federal officials claiming they were sidelined as part of a White House-backed campaign to silence whistleblowers and clear out partisan adversaries.
When a Justice Department lawyer exposed the agency’s secret role in drug cases, leadership in the intelligence community retaliated.
The Detroit Institute of Arts said an outside law firm found there had been no skirting of conflict of interest rules in the loan of a painting by the museum director’s father-in-law.
Every one of them involves protecting yourself
A senior Department of Homeland Security official alleges that he was told to stop providing intelligence reports on the threat of Russian interference in the 2020 election, in part because it “made the President look bad,” an instruction he believed would jeopardize national security.
According to House Democrats, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman filed a complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general.
Whistleblower Aid represents multiple employees, who wish to remain anonymous, at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). On July 15, the New York Times covered our clients’ initial disclosure. You can read the article here. On July 23, we filed an ethics complaint with both the DIA Board of Directors, and the Association of American Museum
A whistle-blower accusation argues that conflict-of-interest rules to prevent self-dealing have been skirted at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The non-profit legal aid firm which recently advised the whistleblower who triggered the impeachment of US President Donald Trump is to set up an Irish arm focused on possible corruption surrounding the handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
The senior Department of Homeland Security official who was thrust into the spotlight by President Donald Trump to describe the effects of temperature on COVID-19 has been the subject of misconduct allegations for his previous government work.
President Trump’s purge of our nation’s inspectors general is a crisis. It is a crisis that has a direct impact on the health and safety of all Americans, as well as the democratic protections that keep us from slipping into corruption.
The role of whistleblowers and attorneys who represent them has taken on crucial—perhaps existential—importance this year. With the outbreak of the coronavirus and the presidential impeachment trial, whistleblowers have aimed a 20,000-watt interrogation lamp at government agencies and officials at the highest levels.
“Members of this body used to care about the protection of whistleblower identities,” Schiff told the senators.
It’s been a week since MIT released a report that outlined its ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein — and revealed details about an aggressive, often improvised process for accepting financial gifts at the elite institution.
Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election affects us all. American democracy should be government of of the people, by the people, for the people. Not government of, by, or for Vladimir Putin. Mr. Putin should have no say in American government. That’s why the Deputy Attorney General of the United States
In Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, Farrow narrates his efforts over several years as he worked to report rape accusations against film industry big wig Harvey Weinstein. One of the book’s main narratives, also told in a New Yorker article, details the courageous account of the Whistleblower Aid client, Igor Ostrovskiy. Trying to block the rape story from becoming
The Black Cube chronicles: the private investigators … Weinstein and his lawyers hired Black Cube, an Israeli private intelligence agency.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has reached a settlement with an employee who accused former Director Mel Watt of sexual harassment, ending a 16-month saga that spawned three government investigations and an eight-hour congressional hearing.
It’s been a week. But here we are. On Tuesday, Democrats in the House of Representatives announced that they intend to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to investigate communications between the president and Volodymyr Zelensky, the new Ukrainian president.
Lawyers for an anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint alleging Donald Trump pressured a foreign government to interfere in the U.S. election have launched a fundraiser to cover the whistleblower’s legal aid.
John Napier Tye, the founder and CEO of the nonprofit law firm Whistleblower Aid, says the past 10 years have been a “Renaissance of whistleblowing” in America. His first client is now representing the anonymous Trump-Ukraine whistleblower.
The Department of Energy has been told to investigate allegations of corruption by William N. Bryan, the White House’s nominee for a senior post at the Department of Homeland Security, CQ Roll Call has learned.
John Tye founded the nonprofit law office Whistleblower Aid to support people who want to expose government and corporate wrongdoing.
The secret story of MIT Media Lab’s cozy relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is not pretty. But if there is a hero, it is former lab development officer Signe Swenson. With hands-on help from Whistleblower Aid, Swenson had the courage to become Ronan Farrow’s source for an explosive New Yorker magazine exposé. Signe also provided evidence that Bill
On a spring day in late April 2014, officials at the CIA’s watchdog office slapped yellow crime-scene tape and heavy-duty combination locks on an employee’s office door after security walked him out of the building for allegedly accessing information he wasn’t supposed to have.
What happened when Jeffrey Epstein funded science and tech? Women were excluded.
Joi Ito’s fall from grace for his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein was much deserved. But his style of corner-cutting ethics is all too common in tech.
The MIT-Epstein debacle shows ‘the prostitution of intellectual activity’. Time for a radical agenda: close the Media Lab, disband Ted Talks and refuse tech billionaires money
Mr. Ito stepped down on Saturday as the director of the Media Lab at M.I.T., less than a day after an article in The New Yorker described the measures taken to conceal the lab’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
How an elite university research center concealed its relationship with a sex offender—documents show MIT Media Lab accepted donations
When you start a new job, you probably feel a sense of excitement: you’re taking on new challenges, learning new things, and being welcomed as a valued member of the team. Over time, however, that feeling may change — particularly as you discover more about your new employer. Perhaps things aren’t quite as promised, and
Mel Watt set to retire Jan. 6 after being investigated for sexual harassment.
Whistleblower Aid’s latest case just got exclusive coverage in the New York Times. Here’s what we’ve uncovered: Rinat Akhmetov, the richest man in Ukraine, corrupted his own country years ago. Starting in 2005, Akhmetov’s political party paid millions of dollars to Paul Manafort to manipulate Ukrainian elections and promote the oligarch’s coal and steel companies. Manafort,
The Senate is examining William N. Bryan’s business dealings as he awaits confirmation as the homeland security under secretary for science and technology.
Christopher Sharpley, the acting Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency, is withdrawing his nomination after former colleagues alleged he retaliated against them for blowing the whistle on CIA IG officials’ alleged mishandling of evidence.
President Donald Trump might be able to get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller — but he can’t kill off the Russia probe.
Read Our New York Times Op-Ed Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election affects us all. American democracy should be government of of the people, by the people, for the people. Not government of, by, or for Vladimir Putin. Mr. Putin should have no say in American government. That’s why the Deputy
It’s a nightmare scenario, but it’s not hard to imagine: President Trump, growing tired of the Russia investigation as it closes in on him, fires Robert S. Mueller III and moves to dismantle the Office of Special Counsel.
Simon Edelman, a former creative officer at the agency, claims that he was fired for sharing incriminating photographs with the press.
I was fired from my job as Department of Energy chief creative officer for releasing public domain photos of a meeting between Rick Perry, secretary of energy, and Robert Murray, CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy, a large US coal company. There was no classified information present, I didn’t engage with either of them and I didn’t interrupt
A prominent Washington, D.C., lawyer who specializes in national security and free speech—often in the cases of current or former federal employees—has offered his firm’s services on a pro bono basis for any White House staffer who signed a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) at President Donald Trump’s urging.
Simon Edelman leaked a photo of coal baron Robert Murray’s “action plan.”
A staff photographer for the Department of Energy was recently fired and is now seeking whistle-blower protection after he leaked photos of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry meeting with a major coal mining CEO.
Rick Perry, President Trump’s buffoon of an Energy Secretary, got caught on camera hugging a coal baron before letting the businessman write federal regulations.
A former US Department of Energy photographer is accusing the US government of firing him for leaking photos of a private meeting between energy secretary Rick Perry and a big coal CEO.
A former Department of Energy photographer has filed a federal whistleblower suit alleging he lost his job after leaking photos of a private meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a major Trump donor who heads one of the country’s largest mining companies.
A Department of Energy photographer, who was fired after leaking photos of Secretary Rick Perry’s meeting with a big coal tycoon, has filed a complaint with the department’s Inspector General, according to the photographer, his attorney and a copy of the complaint shared with TPM.
A former photographer at the Department of Energy says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and a coal baron peddling a wish list of policy initiatives that would directly benefit his company.
Simon Edelman leaked photographs of Energy Secretary Rick Perry meeting privately with a major energy industry donor to President Trump.
Photographer Simon Edelman claims he was fired from his job at the Energy Department after capturing and leaking a controversial hug between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a coal executive.
Energy Department photographer Simon Edelman is seeking whistleblower protection after the department placed him on administrative leave and seized personal belongings he kept at the office.
He’s seeking whistleblower protection
A whistleblower leaked a photograph of a private meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a coal baron who’s also a major Republican donor. Now he’s being threatened.
At a previously undisclosed March 29 meeting, Robert Murray gave Perry a hug and a wishlist. Six months later, Perry unveiled a controversial plan that echoed one of Murray’s proposals.
State Department officials are accusing Secretary Rex Tillerson of breaking the law in his decision not to list Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq as countries that use child soldiers. The officials signed a dissent memo, obtained by CBS News and first reported by Reuters a few months ago. Just this month, the case was reported to
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly being accused of violating a U.S. law regarding foreign militaries’ use of child soldiers.
The State Department on Tuesday defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s removal of three countries from a list of those using child soldiers, after officials upset about his decision wrote a critical dissent memo saying the action violates U.S. law.
A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters.
Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration’s choice for CIA chief watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn’t know about any active whistleblower complaints against him.
Complaints by two former CIA employees against Christopher Sharpley are pending, but he testified he was “unaware” of them.
Internal scuffling threatens to dismantle the Intelligence Community Inspector General.
Expose Government Wrongdoing Former State Department official John Tye co-founded Whistleblower Aid with lawyer Mark Zaid.
Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit, nonpartisan law firm, will represent federal employees who want to reveal wrongdoing.
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in support of the launch of Whistleblower Aid
“We want to earn the trust of people who have been 20-year veterans at the NSA.”
In a city filled with leakers, congressional committees with subpoena powers and investigative reporters, John N. Tye wants to make it easier to expose government wrongdoing without getting fired or breaking the law.
National security lawyer Mark Zaid and former State Department employee John Tye launched Whistleblower Aid on Monday.
The way John Tye tells it, we’ve all been missing the forest for the trees. Over the course of two phone calls, the former State Department official told Ars that anyone who has been following the government surveillance discussion since the Snowden disclosures has been too concerned with things like metadata collection. Since last summer, journalists, politicians, and the public have been inundated with largely-unknown terminology, like “Section 215” and “Section 702.”
After President Obama delivered a speech in January endorsing changes to surveillance policies, including an end to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ domestic calling records, John Napier Tye was disillusioned.
In March I received a call from the White House counsel’s office regarding a speech I had prepared for my boss at the State Department. The speech was about the impact that the disclosure of National Security Agency surveillance practices would have on U.S. Internet freedom policies.