U.S. court acknowledges journalists’ spying fears

A New York appeals court has ruled that it is reasonable to assume that private phone and e-mail conversations with journalists are being monitored.

The Globe and Mail reports: “The ruling finds that new U.S. surveillance laws are so broad as to compel certain professionals to protect their sensitive conversations. Otherwise, their dialogues with sources – such as radicals, dissidents and alleged terrorists overseas – might well be overheard.”