Working as IT for the federal government I can see the companies and the legal system point of view. After all working for the federal government I am responsible for monitoring the usage of the computer system by the employees and I see a lot of things that could get people in trouble, most looking at porn, however only twice in the last 5 years have I seen someone get fired and get in legal trouble for the computer activities. Both of them had accessed classified materials without proper clearance. While they didn't leak the material it was still enough to get a massive fine as well as fired.
look up the Pentagon Papers. The Supreme Court already ruled that journalists can't be charged when they report on classified matters.
"New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the First Amendment. The ruling made it possible for the New York Times and Washington Post newspapers to publish the then-classified Pentagon Papers without risk of government censorship or punishment"
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