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Snowden Copycat Is No Surprise


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The blogger Cory Doctorow was the first to suggest there's a second NSA leaker. Last month, one of his sources told him that a story on the German site Tagesschau was not based on documents from Snowden's trove. The article dealt with the NSA's spying on the anonymous Tor network, the backbone of the "Dark Web" that intrigues the intelligence services of many countries.

"The existence of a potential second source means that Snowden may have inspired some of his former colleagues to take a long, hard look at the agency's cavalier attitude to the law and decency," Doctorow wrote. Bruce Schneier, a U.S. computer security expert and blogger,agreed with Doctorow's suggestion, pointing out a second leak -- concerning the NSA's "Tailored Access Operations," allegedly the agency's cyberattack outfit -- had also been unlikely to come from Snowden's archive. Greenwald himself said the second leaker conclusion "seems clear at this point."

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