ExposeIt – The safe way to report corruption to South African companies
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ExposeIt provides a completely anonymous way for employees and outsiders to report corruption and unethical behaviour to companies.

Complete anonymity is achieved by never asking any personally identifiable information from users. Instead, a random ID is used to communicate with whistleblowers. Using this ID, employees and outsiders can report unethical behaviour to companies through texts messages, images, videos, and other files.

No personally identifiable information, like IP addresses, IMEI numbers, or mobile numbers are recorded or reported by the app.

Noteworthy companies using the app are Liquid Telecom, EOH, KPMG, Weylands, Arcelor Mittal, Liquid Telecom, Grindrod, Rubicon, and Distell. They have had numerous successes in uncovering fraud and corruption which saved companies’ millions.

See https://mybroadband.co.za/news/security/390761-exposeit-the-safe-way-to-report-corruption-to-south-african-companies.html

#southafrica #corruption #whistleblowing #ExposeIt #technology

mtumishi
mod
admin
23M

Interesting. I have not checked how the ID component is wired to ensure it is both anonymous BUT verifiable, especially seeing how Kenya Revenue authority kind of lowered account setup anonymity: https://iwhistle.kra.go.ke/welcome/

GadgeteerZA
creator
33M

Yes with this app it is firstly not requesting any of taht info and allocating an ID number that both parties can communicate through. I think too though there is a 3rd party receiving the info so the company, or governmebt, is not managing the app data. Corruption just costs citizens / taxpayers money and reduced services - the only winner is the few that exploit it.

mtumishi
mod
admin
23M

100% agree. Too many lives lost or significantly degraded because of corruption. Health Care budgets have been hemorrhaged for decades and now that the pandemic exposed the hospitals, it is clear no corruption is ‘small’. The long term effects are disastrous.

GadgeteerZA
creator
23M

And people know about it, but they are rightly scared to speak out. This app is one way but I suppose it needs to be adopted. We’ve just had bad stories publiscised this weekend about whistleblowers about our Sasol company polluting rivers etc and the whistleblower suffered. That should just not happen.

mtumishi
mod
admin
23M

“I think whistleblowers are punished for doing good in a system that says it needs them but does not act that way,” says Dr Victor Munnik, a research associate at the society, work and politics institute at Wits University, who wrote about Van Eeden in his 2012 PhD thesis.

GadgeteerZA
creator
23M

Yes true, the pity is that complaints / issues etc like taht SHOULD be able to be handled within institutions themselves it they were mature and ethical enought… but then usally you should not even have an issue with the institution.

GadgeteerZA
creator
23M

Yes that is the (most recent) one.

@mkulima
23M

There was effort initially to work with Tor project for IP obfuscation but it seems they went for a simplified anonymousID and verifying the accusations from their backend instead of depending on verifiableID for credibility.

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