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Ryan Gallagher / Unfortunately, it is nothing new for government to spy on media

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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:01 am

On Monday, the Associated Press revealed that some of its reporters were recently spied on by the Justice Department in what it called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion." The feds secretly obtained AP journalists' phone records as part of what is believed to be an ongoing investigation into leaks of classified information. But it's not the first time U.S. authorities have adopted draconian surveillance tactics to uncover journalists' confidential sources.

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