Investigative Journalists and Digital Security

Investigative Journalists and Digital Security. Pew Research Center: Journalism & Media. Jesse Holcomb et al. February 5, 2015.

About two-thirds of investigative journalists surveyed (64%) believe that the U.S. government has probably collected data about their phone calls, emails or online communications, and eight-in-ten believe that being a journalist increases the likelihood that their data will be collected. Those who report on national security, foreign affairs or the federal government are particularly likely to believe the government has already collected data about their electronic communications (71% say this is the case), according to the survey. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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