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The Washington Post: FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

November 29, 2017

This article originally appeared in The Washington Post.

WASHINGTON — The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into their personal Gmail accounts, The Associated Press has learned.

High Plains Journal: Farm groups urge Trump to Implement Farmer Fair Practice Rules

November 29, 2017

This article was originally published by the High Plains Journal

A coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumer groups are urging President Donald Trump to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive order.

The AP: FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

November 28, 2017

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI deviated from its own policy on notifying victims of computer hacking when it left many U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into their personal Gmail accounts, The Associated Press has learned.

FT Special Report: The Whistleblowers

November 13, 2017

This article originally appeared on FT.

Nvèr Hasratyan knew within a few hours of joining Wells Fargo in 2013 that he had made a big mistake.

The graduate from the University of Nebraska in Omaha had arrived in the US a few years earlier from Armenia, and was thrilled to start building a career at America’s third-biggest bank by assets. But on day one in a branch in Beverly Hills he was told by a manager to pull out his phone and look for contacts who might open an account.

Mother Jones: Inside the Bold New Animal Liberation Movement: No Masks, No Regrets, All the Risk

November 07, 2017

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones.

When Julianne Perry first met the calf this summer, the animal was lying listlessly in a wooden crate on top of narrow slats, caked in her own dried diarrhea. Maggots crawled on her body. Just a few days old, she was emaciated. As she tried to get up, her knees buckled. “We could tell she was dangerously dehydrated,” Perry recalls. “We knew she probably wouldn’t survive the night.”

The Washington Post: New Law Targets Managers Who Retaliate Against Federal Whistleblowers

November 01, 2017

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Stories from federal employees bold enough to expose wrongdoing in government agencies are strikingly similar.

They are often “humiliated, marginalized, ostracized, given additional bogus assignments,” said Valerie Riviello, a whistleblower retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., as she described her ordeal.

The FCPA Blog: Dangerous times: Advising whistleblowers before they act

October 30, 2017

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The Government Accountability Project -- one of the oldest and best whistleblower protection and advocacy organizations -- has published Working with Whistleblowers: A Guide for Journalists. It's broader than it sounds and full of serious advice for would-be whistleblowers or those trying to help them.

NPR: Speedy Decision: Are Poultry Processors Pushing Safety Limits?

October 25, 2017

The poultry industry is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow faster work speeds at some facilities that slaughter and package chickens. The industry says a new inspection program allows them to process hundreds of birds per minute. But, worker and food safety advocates worry about higher speed in an industry with an already spotty safety record. 

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