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Betty Medsger

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Betty Medsger

As a Washington Post reporter in 1971, Betty Medsger wrote the first stories about the revelations in the stolen Media, Pennsylvania FBI files. In January 2014, Alfred A. Knopf published her book The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI, in which the burglars are revealed and the impact of their actions is told. 


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After the seven other burglars went public, Judi Feingold decided to come forward with the secret she thought she’d take to her grave.

Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide chronicles the publication of secret NSA files that reshaped global conversations about government surveillance.

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance.