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What is up with the lack of whistle blowers and snitches in business?

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What is up with the lack of whistle blowers and snitches in business?

Let's take the companies Google, Amazon and Facebook as examples.

Google and Facebook are obviously mining and selling their users' personal data and Amazon is using monopoly price tactics to drive out competition. There must be some people in the company who know all about this, if no one else then the people who are doing the programming must know about it, data mining and selling data in Facebook and Google's case, I'm sure that Mark, Larry, Eric and Sergey don't do much programming at their companies anymore if at all. And the people looking at the competitions' products' prices and setting Amazon's products' prices lower than theirs in Amazon's case.

What is stopping those people from snitching? High salaries? What would a programmer or someone who knows what's going on be making in such cases? Those people can blackmail the owners, and if the owner doesn't comply they can snitch and if he fires them they will surely snitch. What should the people in charge do in such cases?

All this reminds me of the movie The Insider, even though the tobacco industry threatens the man with death in it, he still blows the whistle. What's stopping that from happening now?

I should mention that I have absolutely nothing against these companies, I'm just using them as examples.

I'm not some bleeding heart liberal with something against big businesses or corporations either, I'm just curious about all this.
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its all in the fine print
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There are similar issues in banking.

The problem is that you're destroying your career by doing this. There are laws against employer retaliation, but they are incredibly hard to build a case for. Don't expect promotion after promotion when you just brought the wrath of God down on your company.

You're also frozen in place at your current job. The moment that your name reaches the news headlines (as it will if you break a major story about a giant company), you are instantly unemployable to anyone else. No one wants to hire a legal liability.
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>>1717762
I'm sure OP is referring to the Assange and Snowden type here, i.e. the "just fuck my life up senpai" type of whistleblower.

And since we've had cases of people going against entire governments and risking their lives (like the aforementioned ones) I believe we should've had at least one guy willing to risk his career by going against some big company.
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Why did you make this thread again?

Are you autistic or just retarded?
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>>1717886
He's both
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>>1717759

>good job
>house
>benefits
>not being hated
>not being wanted by the law
>not having to move to some rando country to escape said law
>not being dead after someone Michael Clayton's you

Would you rather have these and have to keep a secret that hurts people, or become a martyr and lose everything?
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