Anonymous Source Tracker

Frequently updated examples of the media's use of anonymous sources.


Google to Introduce Its Voice-Activated Home Device - The New ...
... the voice-activated home device market on Wednesday, according to people who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Named Google Home, the device is a ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Exclusive: U.S.-funded Somali intelligence agency has been using ...
“There's nothing NISA does that the CIA doesn't know about,” said a senior Somali official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


South Korea's Hotel Lotte plans $4.9 billion IPO, year's largest ...
They declined to be identified before the IPO filing document is available. Last month, South Korea said it would issue four more duty-free store licenses in Seoul ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


BNP Paribas Said to Cut 233 Investment-Banking Jobs in London ...
... Warren Young, head of finance for global markets, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the hiring hasn't been announced publicly.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Obama Said to Plan Release of Methane-Limit Rules on Thursday ...
... released by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to three people told of the plans who asked not to be identified prior to the formal announcement.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


IS bombings highlight Iraqi capital's vulnerability
When police arrived at the scene, two of the attackers detonated their suicide vests, according to Iraqi security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Associated Press — May 20, 2016


Prince 'lifesaving mission' turned tragic for doctor's son
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Kornfeld helped in his father's medical practice by teaching ...

Associated Press — May 20, 2016


Senator Demands Answers From Facebook on Claims of 'Trending ...
... to brief the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the allegations, according to a congressional aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Google Appeals French Privacy Ruling - The New York Times
... according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because discussions with the regulator were continuing.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Japan to announce action plan to curb tax evasion at G7: sources ...
... evasion when it hosts G7 heads of state on May 26-27, said the sources, who declined to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Kerry: Corruption as great an enemy as extremism
The summit comes amid the international fallout from the Panama Papers scandal, when an anonymous source known only as “John Doe” leaked 11.5 million ...

USA Today — May 20, 2016


New Panama Papers report prompts government investigations ...
In April, an anonymous source known only as “John Doe” leaked 11.5 million documents from Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in creating accounts to hide ...

USA Today — May 20, 2016


You can now search the Panama Papers — the secret accounts of ...
An anonymous source gave the documents to German newspaper Süeddeustche Zeitung, which then recruited the International Consortium of Investigative ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


So what nicknames did the DNC reject before 'Dangerous Donald ...
Except that now, thanks to an anonymous source, The Washington Post has exclusively obtained* the results of the Democrats' brainstorming session from ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Inside Facebook's GOP charm offensive - POLITICO
The initial GOP reaction was swift and hostile after Gizmodo, citing an anonymous source, said employees who vetted news for Facebook's “Trending Topics” ...

Politico — May 20, 2016


Fact check: Trump's tax returns
In 2012, then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid made the unfounded claim that an anonymous source told him Romney hadn't paid any taxes for 10 years.

USA Today — May 20, 2016


Zuckerberg Acknowledges Trust Gap After Meeting on Bias ...
Zuckerberg sought to clear the air after an anonymous source in a Gizmodo report last week alleged that his team of human editors leaned toward liberal ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Panama Papers database of offshore companies goes live - The ...
Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it was given the information by an anonymous source. Reports based on the documents quickly led to the resignation of Iceland's ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Panama Papers offshore companies data spurs anti-graft moves ...
Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it was given the information by an anonymous source. Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief Cabinet secretary, said Tuesday that as host of ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Nigerian Chevron Facility Bombed, ExxonMobil Cuts Exports - The ...
They requested anonymity for fear of repercussions amid a massive deployment of troops that has led more than 10,000 people to flee the fallout. Chevron did ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession - The Washington Post
Even if he doesn't, he still intends to pick a platform fight at the convention, according to a campaign aide who requested anonymity to discuss strategy.

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


One NFL owner says Redskins name issue 'is gradually going away ...
“There has not been much discussion about this, at least to my knowledge,” an owner who requested anonymity because of the controversial nature of the topic  ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Petrobras launches sale of $6.75 bln in five-, 10-year bonds | Reuters
According to the sources, who requested anonymity since the transaction is in the works, Petrobras will raise $5 billion from the sale of five-year debt at a yield of ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Brazil acting president hailed by many but hands may be tied ...
... oil industry, and make public spending more efficient, according to two aides who requested anonymity to discuss plans that have not yet been made public.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


BP to shut FCC, CDU at Toledo, Ohio refinery Wednesday: sources ...
The sources requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. The work on the 110,000 bpd sour crude unit and the ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Schonfeld commits $100 million to tech hedge fund launch | Reuters
Schonfeld's funding commitment is for at least three years and its investment could grow depending on performance, said the sources, who requested anonymity ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Exclusive: Via Varejo in talks to absorb Cnova Brasil - source | Reuters
According to the source, who requested anonymity because the deal remains private, both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


UPDATE 1-Brazil to open subsalt to some non-Petrobras oil ...
The source requested anonymity because no authorization to talk to the press had been given. Under Brazilian law, if more than one company owns an oil field,  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Petrobras to appoint Parente CEO as early as Friday, sources say ...
... could be announced as early as Friday, said the first source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. He replaces Aldemir Bendine, ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


People Openly Sell Votes for $20 in the Dominican Republic ...
Like others, she asked that her name not be used because the practice is illegal. “It's something my family has always done for the party. I started before I could ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Wilmington police respond to Beech Street shooting
One neighbor, who refused to give his name, said that he heard four shots fired. Police responded in under a minute, he said. STORY: 16-year-old boy shot in ...

USA Today — May 20, 2016


RBS to axe 200 UK jobs, close more branches - sources | Reuters
LONDON May 12 Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to axe about 200 jobs at its retail bank, according to sources close to the process, as the British high street ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Enel tables formal offer for fibre-optic firm Metroweb - sources ...
Italy's biggest utility Enel has tabled a formal offer to buy fibre-optic companyMetroweb, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Qatar to nominate a woman to VW supervisory board -sources ...
... to replace Hussain Ali Al-Abdulla, Minister of State and board member of Qatar Investment Authority, one of the sources close to VW's supervisory board said.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Noble Group set to clinch $3 billion in credit facilities: sources ...
Noble Group is set to clinch about $3 billion in bank credit, sources close to the matter said, in a move that will help Asia's biggest commodity trader to overcome  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


SANDERS SENATE REP IN THE BALANCE -- More from source ...
Sources close to the Twitter account: While he said his late night rant about unnamed sources speaking on his half was done for “fun,” he really was pretty angry ...

Politico — May 20, 2016


UPDATE 1-Enel bid values Metroweb at 806 mln euros - sources ...
... made a formal offer on Thursday to buy fibre-optic company Metroweb, valuing it at 806 million euros ($903 million), three sources close to the matter said.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Telecom Italia considering IPO of Sparkle unit - sources | Reuters
... because its submarine network transmitsinformation between countries in Europe, the Mediterranean andthe Americas, two sources close to the matter said .

Reuters — May 20, 2016


ZIKA SHOWDOWN -- Another $40M to Senate races -- Buckeye ...
From his tweets: “A source 'close to Rubio' says he was tired after long day & has decided to sleep for a few hours before tomorrow's ZIKA debate in Senate.

Politico — May 20, 2016


France's Avanquest about to acquire a US software company: source
PA) is about to acquire a U.S.-based software company and is currently finalizing the financing of the deal, a source close to the matter told Reuters.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


China regulator to launch probe into foreign, local drug firms: China ...
... launch a "large-scale and systematic" anti-trust investigation soon into foreign and local drug firms, state newspaper China Daily said, citing a source close to ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Clinton calls Trump too unsteady to be president | Reuters
In addition, Trump has hired veteran Republican lawyer A.B. Culvahouse to help vet potential vice presidential running mates, a source close to the campaign ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Marco Rubio targets The Washington Post in late-night Twitter rant ...
A source "close to Rubio" says he was tired after long day & has decided to sleep for a few hours before tomorrow's ZIKA debate in Senate. — Marco Rubio ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Telecom Italia makes cash offer for Italy's Metroweb - source | Reuters
... network company Metroweb in a dealvaluing the Italian company at more than 820 million euros ($933million), a source close to the matter said on Monday.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


UPDATE 1-Telecom Italia makes all-cash bid for Italy's Metroweb ...
... all-cash offer to buy fibre network company Metroweb, valuing it at more than 820 million euros ($933 million), a source close to the matter said on Monday.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Berlusconi's AC Milan talks with Chinese to last one month: source ...
... Fininvest and a group of Chinese investors over the sale of a stake in soccer club AC Milan will last one month, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


LendingClub Said to Be Subpoenaed by New York Over Loans ...
... the company and banks, including Salt Lake City-based WebBank, said the person, who asked not to be named because the investigation is confidential.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Ex-Areva CEO Said to Be Embroiled in Tax-Fraud Investigation ...
The preliminary inquiry was triggered last September by a complaint from France's tax authority, said one of the people who asked not to be named because the ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Clinton emails: State evolves on when diplomacy is classified ...
... if everyone put everything on the classified email system that involved foreign government information,” said the former official, who asked not to be named.

Politico — May 20, 2016


Jefferies Said to Have Pushed LendingClub to Fix Disclosures ...
The bank said it would only bundle loans made with the improved disclosures into bonds, according to the people, who asked not to be named because they ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


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