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Journalist charged with helping hackers

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials on Thursday charged a social media editor for the Reuters news service with conspiring with the group ‘‘Anonymous’’ to hack into and alter an online Los Angeles Times news story.

Matthew Keys gave Anonymous members login credentials to the computer network of Tribune Co., which owns the Times, in December 2010, the FBI said. Keys had been fired from a Tribune-owned television station in Sacramento two months earlier.

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