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NSA/Verizon Story Spurs New Round Of Privacy Coverage on TV

A report from The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald, which reveals that the NSA has been securing mobile phone data from millions of its customers, has spurred a new round of privacy coverage on cable news.

NBC’s Pete Williams reported today on MSNBC that the Department of Justice will “very likely” investigate the leak. On “CBS This Morning,” senior correspondent John Miller–who used to work for the government in a national security role–explained the justification for why the government may want to secure the data.

CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted today that he has secured the first TV interview with Greenwald, which will air during “The Lead” today at 4 PM.

Following the coverage of the AP records seizure, the James Rosen/Fox News investigation and the high-profile meetings Attorney General Holder took with news organizations, this is poised to become yet another privacy story to dominate the news cycle.

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