Sometime in the last several weeks, FBI agents secretly arrested Harold Martin, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and conducted a search of his house. Martin, a 51-year-old contractor who worked for the same NSA contractor as Edward Snowden, was found in possession of documents and classified computer files. Additional data and documents were found in the man’s car.
An important distinction should be made between Snowden and Martin. Whereas many of the documents stolen by Snowden related to unwarranted wiretapping and monitoring of citizens as well as spying on allies, Martin’s theft appears to be related to NSA operations which hack into the computer networks of countries like Iran [...]