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Special Report / Government Spying #483340

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 1975
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(Studio) Pentagon caught spying on Americans 5 years ago; promised to stop and destroy files.
REPORTER: John Hart

(No location given) Senator Sam Ervin discovered government files on antiwar activists and received assurances files would be destroyed, but 4 years later, files still exist. President Johnson ordered investigation of antiwar activists at height of Vietnam war protest. Pentagon files secretly updated; fed into Defense Department computer network system; files available to any organization hooked up to this computer system, incling. CIA, FBI, etc. [Former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer technician Richard FERGUSON - says he saw files copied into computer network system.] Massachusetts Institute of Technology insists its computers not used to copy files on Americans However, Army files keep reappearing across cntry.; exs. given.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) Another Rowan report on government spying upcoming during week
REPORTER: John Hart

Reporter(s):
Hart, John;
Rowan, Ford
Duration:
00:04:40

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