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Punctured batteries, massive waste: Tesla whistleblower spills the beans on defective cars (PHOTOS)

A former Tesla technician took to Twitter to detail what he says is extensive evidence of malpractice and waste at the electric carmaker’s factories, and potentially deadly battery defects in its cars. Martin Tripp is a former Tesla technician who used to work in the electric carmaker’s dystopian-sounding Gigafactory 1 battery plant in Nevada. Tripp leaked information about the inner ...

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Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary committee today as part of the ongoing investigation of Cambridge Analytica and various forms of meddling in the 2016 elections, former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie said that the company and its then-VP Steve Bannon were pursuing voter suppression tactics aimed at black Americans. Although Wylie insisted that he himself did not take part in ...

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Barclays boss fined $871,000 for ‘conduct breach’ over whistleblower row

Barclays boss, Jes Staley, has been fined £642,430 ($ 871,000) by regulators for breaching rules as he attempted to unmask a whistleblower. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) sharply criticized Staley, saying he failed to “act with due skill, care and diligence” in his response to an anonymous letter received in June 2016. “I ...

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Facebook has suspended the account of the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica

Tech hath no fury like a multi-billion dollar social media giant scorned. In the latest turn of the developing scandal around how Facebook’s user data wound up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica — for use in the in development in psychographic profiles that may or may not have played a part in the election victory of Donald Trump — ...

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CIA whistleblower loses court case amid pressure on those speaking out

A US federal judge dismissed a case from a CIA employee who claimed he experienced reprisals when he complained about his chief running their base as “college dorm.” His attorney warns the ruling could deter whistleblowers. The case centers on a plaintiff, given the pseudonym James Pars, who claims he clashed with his superior and faced reprisals that tarnished his ...

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate seat in Maryland

Chelsea Manning, the former US Army soldier who was jailed for passing thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks exposing American military abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan, has filed to run for the US Senate seat in Maryland. Manning, who had her 35-year sentence commuted by former President Barack Obama in May last year, declared her intention to run with the ...

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Hottest Russian whistleblower? Meet Ekaterina Kostyunina, football referee (PHOTOS)

Russian referee Ekaterina Kostyunina has long been dubbed the country’s most beautiful football official – and it’s easy to see why thanks to her Instagram pictures. Kostyunina, originally from the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, officiates semi-professional games in Russia. Before moving to Moscow, she played for the local student football team representing Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University. She also supports her ...

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Trident subs suffer same faults as missing Argentine vessel, warns Royal Navy whistleblower

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 18:01 British submarines could face the same fate as Argentina’s lost ARA ‘San Juan’. In his damning 2015 expose on failures aboard Trident, Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly warned UK subs share the same faults as the missing vessel. According to Argentinian media, the final message from the missing submarine was received on November 15. ...

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Trident whistleblower: ‘Only a matter of time before Britain’s insecure military bases are attacked’

Security concerns raised by Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly have been vindicated yet again, this time by a top military official. Defence Police Federation chairman Eamon Keating has told Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson that budget cuts have left military bases open to attack. In 2015, McNeilly leaked a report to WikiLeaks detailing safety and security failures aboard the UK’s Trident ...

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‘Tainted by association’: CIA whistleblower says progressives kicked him off EU panel (VIDEO)

John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer, has told RT America that he was kicked off a panel at the European Parliament because a fellow panelist objected to his association with Russia as a Sputnik Radio host. Kiriakou, who spent two-and-a-half years in jail for exposing the CIA’s torture program in 2007, was invited to address the European Parliament on ...

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