An insider is a member of any group of people of limited number and generally restricted access. The term is used in the context of secret, privileged, hidden or otherwise esoteric information or knowledge: an insider is a "member of the gang" hence knows things outsiders don't, including insider jargon.

In our complicated and information-rich world, the concept of insider knowledge is popular and pervasive, as a source of direct and useful guidance. In a given situation, an insider is contrasted with an outside expert: the expert can provide an in-depth theoretical analysis that should lead to a practical opinion, while an insider has firsthand, material knowledge. Insider information may be thought of as more accurate and valuable than expert opinion.


There are many popular cultural roles ascribed to the insider.

In criminal and social justice, whistle-blowing and leaks are seen as (often heroic) efforts of individual insiders to right wrongs by making secret information public, usually in David and Goliath situations (e.g. by revealing transgressions of governments, large corporations or other powerful organizations). When whistle-blowers are cultivated by outside forces, they are known as informants and informers.

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Editorial: Integrity a needed asset

Toledo Blade 15 Jul 2024
Lucas County’s creation of a Conviction Integrity Unit inside Prosecutor Julia Bates’ office is a step toward an important cultural change. (“County unveils Conviction Integrity Unit,” Wednesday.) ... ....

Dubai crown prince named UAE defence minister

The News International 15 Jul 2024
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is seen inside the flying taxi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates ... on Sunday announced he appointed his son, the emirate’s crown prince, as defence minister of the United Arab Emirates in a cabinet reshuffle....

Donald Trump assassination attempt: A list of all attempts on US presidents

app 14 Jul 2024
It's hard to believe there's a more dangerous job than president of the United States ... The 16th president of the United States was killed in Washington, D.C ... The 42nd president of the United States survived an attack where a man fired a shot at the White House, while Clinton was inside....

Tottenham, Man United and Chelsea keen on 35-G/A forward, asking price set

Caughtoffside 14 Jul 2024
Tottenham Hotspur are looking to improve their attacking unit this summer and they are desperate to bring in a reliable striker ... According to Football Insider, Tottenham face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United for the 24-year-old Canadian international ... Man United ready to offer long-term contract in order to land 18-year-old target....

Zelensky’s UK projectile allegation is inaccurate

MENA FN 14 Jul 2024
(MENAFN) Recent assertions made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky regarding the United Kingdom's approval for attacks deep inside Russia using British-supplied Storm Shadow missiles have ... ....

'Hurtling into an abyss': Trump rally shooting leaves America with one question

Alternet 14 Jul 2024
The United States' already-intense 2024 presidential race grew even more intense on Saturday afternoon, July 13 when presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was the target of an assassination attempt at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh ... The journalist continues, "The phrase 'inside job' is currently trending on Twitter…....

The real reason for Amanda Staveley’s exit revealed

Caughtoffside 14 Jul 2024
Pete O’Rourke has revealed to the Football Insider why Staveley was allowed to leave the club. Amanda Staveley has left Newcastle United. More Stories / Latest News. Everton tickets ... Jul 14 2024, 14.34 ... “Amanda was obviously key to the takeover wasn’t she, she took the deal to the Saudis and put it all together,” O’Rourke told Football Insider ... ....

The West finally allowed Ukraine to strike back at Russia — and it seems to ...

CNN 14 Jul 2024
Inside Russia’s own territory. The newly granted permission by the United States and other allies to use Western weapons to strike inside Russia has had a huge impact, Bankir said. “We have destroyed targets inside Russia, which allowed for several successful counteroffensives....

Trump rally shooting draws flood of condemnation, support, and wild conspiracy theories

Business Insider 14 Jul 2024
We must unite as one nation to condemn it.". A Biden campaign spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider that the campaign is working to "pull down our television ads as quickly as possible." ... Rep ... A spokesperson for Collins did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Read the original article on Business Insider .......

Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and the Trump Shooting: The Dumbest Major Security Failures in U.S. History

The Daily Beast 14 Jul 2024
The CIA had been tracking them overseas, but they didn’t have jurisdiction on American soil and they never handed over responsibility to the FBI to keep watching the men once they were inside the United States ... The day before the attack, the Army’s Signal Intelligence Service (SIS) intercepted a message from Japan to its diplomats inside the U.S....

Israel warplanes stage 5th attack in 8 days on a Gaza school

The New Arab 14 Jul 2024
The latest attack hit a UN-run school in Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza ... A wall bearing the UN logo had been blown out, and rooms inside were damaged. On 6 July, Israeli aircraft hit Al-Jawni school, also run by the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), in Nuseirat ... Hamas denies the accusation ... .......

At Trump Tower, supporters of Trump upset, react to him getting shot

Las Vegas Review-Journal 14 Jul 2024
Trump was shot at on Saturday afternoon during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania ... Metro Lt ... “There are no known threats to Trump Towers or any persons inside or around the building,” he said. Metro was not preventing access to the property, he said, and the units outside were there in case of rallies or incidents ... Follow @BrighamNoble on X. ....

World leaders condemn ‘political violence’ at Trump rally: ‘Can’t take anything for granted’

New York Post 14 Jul 2024
World leaders united Saturday to condemn the attempt on ex-President Trump’s life during a rally in Pennsylvania ... Other members of the service’s counter-terrorism unit “neutralized” the would-be assassin, killing them, insiders told The Post....