Friday, May 31, 2013

Spygate: Bloomberg CEO frustrated he can't hold top editor more accountable for spying scandal

Bloomberg LP CEO Dan Doctoroff has privately expressed frustration with founding Editor-in-Chief Matt Winkler’s Teflon status in the fallout from the company’s spying scandal.

A source told the Post that while Doctoroff has made his feelings known to some clients and colleagues, he has also indicated his hands are tied “right now” when it comes to holding Winkler’s feet to the fire for the damaging data breach.  Winkler — who wrote the company’s ethics and style handbook, “The Bloomberg Way” — has admitted that Bloomberg reporters on his watch used the company’s ubiquitous terminals to gain access to proprietary information about clients, such as when they logged on and what functions they used.

As the Spygate scandal enters its fourth week, Mayor Bloomberg had thought the problems of the terminal excesses had been settled a long time ago.  Sources present at a recent discussion with Doctoroff said he indicated that he wanted to hold Winkler more accountable for the offending practices but believed that his options were limited because of internal politics and long-held allegiances….

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