U.S. officials have concluded that a new leaker is sharing documents related to national security, according to CNN.
The "secret" and "NONFORN" documents were leaked and published by the website The Intercept on Tuesday. The website is run by journalist Glenn Greenwald, who published the leaks by Edward Snowden.
The article, titled Barack Obama’s secret terrorist-tracking system, by the numbers, published documents dated August 2013 that were created by the National Counterterrorism Center, an offshoot of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The time frame is after Snowden said he gave the remaining documents in his possession to journalists in Hong Kong.
The documents include information on the U.S. government’s Terrorist Screening Database’s named the Directorate of Terrorist Identities Strategic Accomplishments 2013, “a watch list of ‘known or suspected terrorists'” being watched by various government agencies, The Intercept said. The TSDB list includes 700,000 people.
The TSDB is the first step before names are added to the government’s largest database, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or TIDE. In the documents, The Intercept explains, most of the names - nearly 40 percent - associated with the list have no known terrorist group affiliation.
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