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Bloomberg Terminal Privacy Breach


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Just an FYI. Whether a person has logged in or not is not really private info in bloomberg terminals. Any user can find that out. User profiles even used to have phone numbers.

 

Whether they are logged in while you are logged in is not private. But, when they last logged in is indeed private - as far as I remember.

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Just an FYI. Whether a person has logged in or not is not really private info in bloomberg terminals. Any user can find that out. User profiles even used to have phone numbers.

 

Whether they are logged in while you are logged in is not private. But, when they last logged in is indeed private - as far as I remember.

 

Yes WarrenWatsa, you are correct.  Which answers the question asked by Valueorama.  It was a privacy breach...the reporters should have known that...unless it was sanctioned by Bloomberg.  Cheers!

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The Bloomberg terminal spying scandal has reached new heights, CNBC reports.

A former Bloomberg employee told CNBC that he accessed information on the terminals of Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. The employee didn't say specifically what he was looking at, but that it concerned usage of specific functions.

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Just an FYI. Whether a person has logged in or not is not really private info in bloomberg terminals. Any user can find that out. User profiles even used to have phone numbers.

 

Whether they are logged in while you are logged in is not private. But, when they last logged in is indeed private - as far as I remember.

 

Yes WarrenWatsa, you are correct.  Which answers the question asked by Valueorama.  It was a privacy breach...the reporters should have known that...unless it was sanctioned by Bloomberg.  Cheers!

 

If that is true, though, by having a bloomberg terminal connected all the time, it would be very easy to set something up to log whenever certain people were online or not.  There's no logical difference.

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