I mean one citizen should not be bribed with privy intel in order to spy on other citizens. Information for all, or information for none. I don't like the FBI using it as a carrot on a stick.
It's not just the information they get though, they can directly phone you in to the FBI and the next thing you know your door is being kicked down and your house being tossed searching for who knows what they said you had.
While I understand the premise, nothing is stopping a single member of even a highly nebulous group from funneling garnered information into the hands of people who can make it widely known. You don't need a deepthroat in the age of the internet and in-fact i'd be shocked to hear that bloggers wouldn't jump at the chance to publish their findings.
I'm a little suprised they don't have a better publicist. Back in the day the leaked stuff would have made it into widely read media immidiately. But I guess their intended audience is a bit smaller than the general public?