‘Several hundred’ Bloomberg reporters were watching Wall Street sources through terminals

‘Several hundred’ Bloomberg reporters were watching Wall Street sources through terminals

Yesterday, wire and news company Bloomberg admitted that its reporters had been clandestinely using the company’s data terminals to gather news. Now, The New York Times has revealed the full scope of the tracking: of the news branch’s roughly 2,400 reporters, “several hundred” had used it, according to a preliminary internal investigation. Sources told the Times that reporters were first given access to terminal information in the 1990s, when they would sit in on sales calls to discuss the company’s then-nascent news wing as a benefit of buying terminal access. They were able to view lists of account holders at a given company, and to track metadata like when the account holder had last logged in and how often they used various functions… Continue reading…

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‘Several hundred’ Bloomberg reporters were watching Wall Street sources through terminals

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