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The Secret Behind the Cliff
In December 2017, Helsingin Sanomat published The Secret Behind the Cliff, an expose by Tuomo Pietiläinen and Laura Halminen of a covert mass surveillance program in central Finland which had been run for years. This was nominally focused on Russian military forces on the Finnish border, but the newspaper argued could also be monitoring the Finnish population. Following the publication of this article, Finnish police raided Laura Halminen's house and seized computing equipment, claiming that because the case was a matter of "national security", no warrant was required.