WhistleBlowersUK

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General Notes

http://whistleblowersuk.org/about

Whistleblowers UK (WBUK) is an organisation of whistleblowers and their supporters, established to provide advice and support to those who are considering acting on their conscience.

WBUK's members have come from many different walks of life, jobs and professions, and our numbers are growing. Almost all have risked a great deal to bring important information to the public's attention. Many with the courage to speak out have experienced great difficulties and faced personal retribution for exposing injustice or corruption.

Their backgrounds include the NHS and private medical care, military and security, financial and regulatory organisations, police and government. Some members have been in the media and are publicly known – others are not.


Contact Details

website: http://whistleblowersuk.org/

Press Enquiries

http://whistleblowersuk.org/press

Please direct media enquiries to Gavin MacFadyen, spokesperson for Whistleblowers UK, on info@whistleblowersuk.org.

Gavin MacFadyen is the Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, based at City University London


General Enquiries

   email: info@whistleblowersuk.org
   telephone: 020 7040 8526
   Confidential advice:phone 0207 040 8224
   mobile phone / SMS text message: No
   fax: No


Postal Address

WhistleBlowers UK c/o

Centre for Investigative Journalism

Gloucester Building, Gloucester Way, London EC1R 0BN.


Social Media / Networks

Mainstream media print and broadcast journalists and politicians etc. i.e. influential people at which whistleblower leaks are targeted, are busy people, but can sometimes be enticed to read about whistleblower issues through Twitter or FaceBook or Blog RSS feeds etc.

Twitter

@WhistleBlowersU

FaceBook

No

Blog

No


E-Mail news / notification list

They have an unencrypted sign up to receive a Supporters email newsletter

http://whistleblowersuk.us6.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=499049468cfd4a9e4e7920c0d&id=f5d7120362

Financial Donation methods

Charitable donations welcomed - contact for details

To assure our independence we do not accept funding from either national or local government, law firms, banks, business or the media. We are not interested in selling stories or making money from any disclosures (this includes any print, broadcast or online media outlet). For this reason, we have no association with “whistleblowers' agencies” and we are not connected to any print, broadcast or online media outlet.

We have no association with business-financed groups seeking compromise, in-house accommodation and gagging orders, where the whistleblower is exposed in front of the very people he or she has blown the whistle against.

Currently accepting submissions of whistleblower leaks ?

Not really, this is a support network which will put potential whistleblowers in touch with trusted journalists and experts, including psychological counsellors.

Explicit promises about Anonymity, Privacy or Security

They have some very experienced people, but do not yet have an explicit privacy policy

Restrictive legal Terms & Conditions

No

Practical Advice on preserving Whistleblower Anonymity

Yes

http://whistleblowersuk.org/read-me-first


Leak Submission Encryption

Digital Certificate fingerprints published on their website:

No - no SSL

Qualsys SSLLabs SSL Server Test rating:

No

PGP Public Encryption Key

No

TOR Hidden Service

No

I2P eepsite

No

PrivacyBox.de

No

Hushmail Secure Form

No

Content Delivery Network

Content Delivery Networks can provide scalable multimedia bandwidth and resistance to Denial of Service attacks, but sometimes this comes at the price of extra tracking and reduced anonymity for whisteblower sources.

Akamai

No

CloudFlare

No


Leak Submission Anonymity

Some of these techniques are appropriate for a normal website like this wiki, but not for whistleblower or tipoff websites, where potential whistleblower source anonymity protection should be paramount:

TOR users blocked from access

No

3rd Party or persistent tracking cookies or graphics

No

CAPTCHA graphics generated from another website e.g. GoogleRe-Captcha

No

Mixed mode non-SSL graphics or style sheets

No

Embedded video clips or deep linked graphics etc. from another website e.g. YouTube

No

Flash file uploader class

No

Communications / Acknowledgement back to the whistleblower via the website

Acknowledgement of receipt of information

e.g. file upload success indicator - has the leak message or upload actually been received successfully ?

Yes


Leak analysis work flow status reporting

e.g. Has anyone actually looked at what the whistleblower has submitted ?

No

Private message box

e.g for 2 way communications back to the anonymous whistleblower, asking for clarification, offering advice etc.

No

Domain Name Resilience

The threats of legal court proceedings against Domain Name Registrars and Domain Name Service providers are lessons which WikiLeaks.org emulators should take note of:

Domain Name Registrar

Not registered in United Kingdom, therefore slightly more resilient to legal takedown threats.


Registrar Bluehost.com, in the USA


Multiple Internet Service Providers, in different legal jurisdictions ?

No

IP address: 66.147.242.151 Host name: whistleblowersuk.org Alias: whistleblowersuk.org 66.147.242.151 is from United States(US) in region North America

Domain Name Server(s) & jurisdiction(s)

USA

ns2.bluehost.com [69.89.16.4] ns1.bluehost.com [74.220.195.31]

Alternate Domain Name aliases

No

Actual Physical Mirrors of the website:

No

Content available via BitTorrent etc P2P etc.

No

= Hosting of Mirrors of other whistleblowing websites +

No

Open Source software published

No

Personal tools