NSAOver the last week, revelations about the NSA’s mass surveillance programme have burst into the public sphere in a storm of reports, op-eds, comments and interviews. But what hasn’t gained quite so much attention is how this programme threatens the press itself. For any journalist who uses the web – and, spoiler, that’s all of them – the scale and depth of spying that is now being revealed endangers one of the most fundamental principles of journalism: the confidentiality of sources. Continue reading