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ACLU: Unprecedented U.S. spying has
chilling effect on reporters and sources

Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/28/2014 12:24:20 PM

U.S. spying programs are making government sources too skittish to divulge sensitive information to reporters, especially on computer-based technology, making it difficult for journalists to hold powerful entities to account, according to a 120-page report released Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said it interviewed dozens of journalists, lawyers and senior government officials for its joint report, which found these professionals are “adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications, sources, and other confidential information secure in light of revelations of unprecedented U.S. government surveillance of electronic communications and

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It´s taken till now in the computer age, with all the cheers these same people gave to Daniel Ellsberg, WikiLeaks and now Edward Snowden, to realize the threat to their data? Please, what do you think much lauded "hackers" are doing, maybe even in your own employment?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/28/2014 1:27:28 PM     (No. 9943258)

That explains why the extreme bias...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hybernicus, 7/28/2014 2:59:02 PM     (No. 9943372)

I think that the Obama knee pads also have the same effect.

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