Seattle Times ‘outraged’ that #FBI created fake story on bogus Times Web page to catch suspect

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POSTED 8:29 PM, OCTOBER 27, 2014,

SEATTLE — The Seattle Times said Monday night it was “outraged” to learn that the FBI in Seattle created a fake news story on a bogus Seattle Times Web page to plant software in the computer of a bomb-threat suspect in order to track him down.

The FBI deception took place in 2007, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in San Francisco.

The Times said the deception was publicized Monday when Christopher Soghoian, the principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, D.C., revealed it on Twitter.

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