May 11, 2013


Bloomberg Reporters Accessed Usage Data of Top Officials

A former Bloomberg employee told CNBC that he "accessed usage information of the company's data terminals of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner."

"The information appeared to concern general functions used by the officials and the frequency with which those functions -- such as looking at a bond, equity markets or news -- were accessed. The source said all Bloomberg journalists who knew of this capability of the terminal would have had access to the usage information of the officials."

BuzzFeed reports Bloomberg officials knew of the practice since at least 2011.










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