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Twitter Whistle-Blower Describes ‘Ticking Bomb’ of Security Gaps

Twitter Inc.’s security lapses were so grave that they threatened national security, the company’s former head of security-turned-whistle-blower told senators on Tuesday. Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Peiter Zatko, also known by his hacker name “Mudge,” said Twitter was …

OSHA Says Wells Fargo Owes Former Exec $22M for Improper Firing

A former Wells Fargo executive is due $22 million after an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concluded the bank violated whistleblower protections under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The amount owed includes back wages, interest, lost bonuses and …

Musk Looks to Delay Twitter Trial Following Whistleblower Claims

Elon Musk is seeking to delay until November a trial over his intention to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter Inc TWTR.N and amend his complaint against the social media company, according to court filings, after …

‘Tape or Chewing Gum:’ Twitter’s Lapses Echo Worldwide

From fire departments to governments, from school districts to corporations, from local utilities to grassroots organizers around the world, Twitter at its best is a tool to get a message out quickly, efficiently, directly. It’s also a constant risk-and-reward calculation. …

SEC Changes Whistle-Blower Award Rules to Boost Tipster Payouts

The US Securities and Exchange Commission changed its whistle-blower rules to give the agency more leeway to pay out hefty awards. Wall Street’s main regulator will be able to pay tipsters who help other government agencies that don’t have whistle-blower …

Appeals Court Reverses Verdict Against Surgeon in Spinal Implant Kickback Case

A federal appellate court overturned a $5.5 million jury verdict against a Missouri orthopedic surgeon who is accused in a whistleblower lawsuit of taking kickbacks from a spinal implant distributor owned by his fiancee. A panel of the 8th Circuit …

COVID Underscores Lack of Whistleblower Protections

Originally posted on Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Inside a partially completed Amazon warehouse here, workers last summer walked on conveyor belts four stories high without safety harnesses, welders used plasma torches while surrounded by flammable cardboard …

Former Employee in Oregon City Intends to Sue Following Firing

A former Coquille city, Ore., employee has informed the city she plans to sue for whistleblower retaliation and a failure to provide due process during the course of her firing. Former city recorder Jennifer Rose filed a notice with the …

Former Tesla Employee Settles Over Theft of Trade Secrets, False Claims to Media

A former Tesla Inc. factory employee will pay Elon Musk’s electric car maker $400,000 after it accused him of tipping reporters about alleged production inefficiencies and delays, a court filing shows. The payment by Martin Tripp, a former process technician …

Former New Mexico Detectives File Whisteblower Lawsuit

A whistleblower lawsuit filed by former New Mexico police detectives says they were retaliated against for repeatedly raising concerns about the operation of their department’s sex crimes unit. Former Albuquerque Police Department detectives Mandi Abernathy, Sally Dyer and Teresa Romero …