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Dubya: I introduced PRISM and I think it's pretty swell

Former US president George W Bush has said the controversial PRISM surveillance was designed to protect America, and claimed whistleblower-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden has damaged the nation by revealing its existence. During an interview with CNN, Dubya said that he had ordered the creation of PRISM to beef up national …
Jasper Hamill, 2 Jul 2013

Snowden speaks from Moscow: 'Obama lies'

Fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has released a statement, published by WikiLeaks, that excoriates President Obama, essentially calls him a liar, and says that the administration is not afraid of leakers like him, but of us. "On Thursday," Snowden writes, "President Obama declared before the world that he would not …
Rik Myslewski, 2 Jul 2013
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Data breach notification bill misses deadline

In spite of a committee report recommending that Australia's Senate pass the proposed data breach notification bill, the overcrowded legislative program has put paid to the legislation for now. With the government presumably holding its last parliamentary sitting before this year's election, and with the political distraction …
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Play the Snowden flights boardgame: Avoid going directly to Jail

If Vladimir Putin is to be believed, the PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden is considering his options from the transit capsule hotel at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. A plane full of journalists, anticipating he would join them, flew from the city for Caracas via Havana yesterday, but Snowden stayed put by the …
Bob Dormon, 26 Jun 2013

US DoJ: Happy b-day, Ed Snowden! You're (not?) charged with capital crimes

Updated Edward Snowden, the former security contractor who leaked secret NSA documents to The Washington Post and The Guardian newspapers, received an unwelcome birthday present on June 21; namely, he has been formally accused of spying by the US government. In a sealed criminal complaint, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with …
Neil McAllister, 21 Jun 2013
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Icelandic biz baron: 'I have a private jet waiting in China for Snowden'

An Icelandic entrepreneur is offering to fly former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden to Iceland on a private plane, should the chilly island nation grant him asylum. Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson, director of DataCell, a company that at one time offered payment processing services for WikiLeaks told Reuters: "A …
John Leyden, 21 Jun 2013

NSA PRISM deepthroat VANISHES as pole-dance lover cries into keyboard

Video Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who blew the lid off the US government's massive internet surveillance project PRISM, has vanished from his Hong Kong hideout. Word of his disappearance came as it emerged that the 29-year-old's girlfriend is apparently a pole-dancing blogger who yesterday wrote: "Sometimes life doesn’t afford …
Jasper Hamill, 11 Jun 2013
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Schmidt: Don't like our tiny tax bills? Google this... 'Change the law'

Google chief Eric Schmidt has once more defended his advertising giant for its pitiful UK tax bills: the search supremo said his biz abides by the rules, and claims he can't wait for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to reform those rules. Schmidt said in an op-ed for The Observer that Google "has …
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Supreme Court confirms telco immunity on spying charges

The US Supreme Court has effectively ruled that the AT&T and other telecommunications companies are immune from prosecution for helping the National Security Agency (NSA) in a large-scale domestic surveillance scheme covering phone calls, emails and internet use. The court declined to hear an appeal of Hepting v. AT&T, a case …
Iain Thomson, 10 Oct 2012

Investor sues Oracle over $200m whistleblower payout

An Oracle shareholder has filed a lawsuit against Larry Ellison & Co. for "gross mismanagement" in their handling of a long-running whistleblower case, alleging that by fighting a case they knew to be grounded in fact, they drove the ultimate settlement up to a hefty $200m. "Rather than attempt to settle all claims at that …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Mar 2012
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Assange loses High Court appeal against extradition to Sweden

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange™ has been ordered by a High Court judge to return to Sweden to face rape and sexual molestation allegations brought against him by two women. Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Ouseley handed down the judgment this morning, the AP reports. The court's judgment will appear here shortly. The …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Nov 2011

BSA nabs Chester MS software pirate

A label company near Chester has handed over £24,800 after it was caught by the Business Software Alliance using unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office. The BSA was contacted by a whistleblower who asked them to investigate the company. Disgruntled ex-employees are a common source of BSA tip-offs. System Labelling Limited was …
John Oates, 10 Feb 2011
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Techies slap Go Daddy with class action lawsuit

Update Disgruntled former employees of domain-name registrar Go Daddy have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming potentially millions of dollar in "stolen" bonuses and overtime. The suit claims that the domain-name market leader broke the law by using a "subjective and arbitrary" process to withhold commissions …
Kevin Murphy, 21 May 2010
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Database containing 1.8m UK postcode locations leaks online

An alleged copy of the UK postcode list has tipped up on WikiLeaks. The whistleblower site claims to currently be hosting a database containing 1,841,177 Blighty postcodes “together with latitude and longitude, grid references, country, district, ward, NHS codes and regions, Ordnance Survey reference, and date of introduction …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Sep 2009
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EMC faces DoJ probe

EMC is facing a DoJ investigation. The disk storage and software maker recently filed its 10-K annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in that report, it said that the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into two different sets of allegations that some unknown …
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Wikileaks publishes secret donor list

Whistleblower website Wikileaks faced a dilemma this week when a list of email addresses for the site's donors was submitted as a leaked document. The issue arose after a fund raising email on Saturday went out with all 58 addresses in the To field (instead of the bcc field). The all too common schoolboy error meant that all …
John Leyden, 20 Feb 2009
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US backs whistleblower suits against HP, Sun and Accenture

The Department of Justice has joined three whistleblower suits accusing HP, Accenture and Sun Microsystems of raiding IT contracts with US government agencies to fund kickbacks for channel partners. The nub of the complaint is that the accused, all members of Accenture's Global Alliance program, received discounts from and …
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2007

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