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Bloomberg Reporters Caught Spying On Terminal Users

Posted by kenmay on May - 11 - 2013

theodp writes “Big Bloomberg is watching you. CNN reports that was the unsettling realization Goldman Sachs execs came to a few weeks ago when a Bloomberg reporter inadvertently revealed that reporters from the news and financial data provider had surveillance capabilities over users of Bloomberg terminals. ‘Limited customer relationship data has long been available to our journalists,’ acknowledged a Bloomberg spokesman. ‘In light of [Goldman’s] concern as well as a general heightened sensitivity to data access, we decided to disable journalist access to this customer relationship information for all clients.’ Business Insider is now reporting on allegations that Bloomberg reporters used terminals to spy on JPMorgan during the ‘London Whale’ disaster; Bloomberg bragged about its leadership on this story.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Bloomberg Reporters Caught Spying On Terminal Users

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