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Bloomberg editor apologizes for, explains spying

In an Op-Ed titled "Holding Ourselves Accountable," published late Sunday, Bloomberg News editor Matthew Winkler weighed in on the current scandal brewing around the news service, following claims that reporters used Bloomberg terminals (ubiquitous in the financial sector) to spy on bankers. As noted here last week, Goldman Sachs had complained to Bloomberg LP following the revelation that at least one reporter had access to a wide array of information about customer usage. Winkler commented: