European professional football is the latest victim of a giant data leak

Nathan Ingraham reports:

Big data leaks are becoming more and more common, and today another massive victim has been revealed: professional soccer (or football, if you live anywhere but the US). German publication Der Spiegel just released the first in what will be a steady stream of details about corruption in various European football clubs as well as the sport’s players. A group known as “Football Leaks” got its hands on a whopping 1.9 terabytes of data, covering 18.6 million documents — including secret agreements between clubs and players. Basically, it’s the Snowden release of professional football.

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