Salt Lake Tribune: NSA Utah Data Center stops journalists from shooting video

Nate Carlisle
The Salt Lake Tribune
Oct. 4, 2014

The National Security Agency does not want you at the Utah Data Center.

And the NSA especially does not want you filming there.

Two journalists from the website learned as much this week when they entered the Utah Data Center parking lot and security officers confiscated their cameras. posted video of the confrontation yesterday. The website said it livestreamed the confrontation. The journalists in the video said they had tried reaching NSA public affairs and no one returned their messages.

Representatives of did not immediately return messages seeking comment and it was not clear if they were cited or detained. The website was founded by conservative radio talk show host Alex Jones.

NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines, in an email Friday, emphasized what is printed on signs outside the data center.

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