Someone other than Edward Snowden has leaked confidential documents to The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald. A new article published on the site today by Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux provides details about the government’s terrorist screening database, which contains info on 680K people, 40% of whom allegedly have no ties to a known terrorist group.
The figures in the new report come from a secret document that provides information current as of August 2013, after Snowden had flown the coop. US officials confirmed to CNN that there’s a second leaker.
I know we’re supposed to express concern about (or vociferously defend) privacy infringement since this is a high-minded blog. But it’s more interesting to speculate about the identity and motivations of the new leaker.
Is it another whey-faced, 20-something college dropout with Ron Paul stickers on his Cube? When will the feds ferret out this latest dudebro hero so we can finally know the truth?