Do you think governments and big companies do not keep any secrets from society? We all have skeletons in our closet that we would very much like to keep under lock. But sometimes secrets are kept at a much higher level, say governmental or organizational.
And while, for the most part, the undisclosed information remains sealed, there have been several moments in modern history, when someone has stepped up and revealed what was going on.
One of the most recent cases of whistleblowing is Edward Snowden's reveal of "PRISM," a top-secret mass surveillance program conducted by the U.S. National Security Agency and British GCHQ. Snowden exposed the information to a reporter from "The Guardian" sparkling one of the biggest international scandals, not to mention a major security breach of the NSA. Currently, Snowden is residing in a hotel near an airport in Moscow, waiting for Russian authorities to give him asylum in the country. You may read on he website of Insider Monkey for more details about whistleblowing.