The article says the website obtained the documents from a source within the intelligence community after former NSA contractor and leaker Edward Snowden left the United States.
Glenn Greenwald, the man who launched the Intercept and published Snowden's documents, told CNN in February he thinks there are a number of people "inspired by Edward Snowden's courage and by the great good and virtue that it has achieved."
"I have no doubt there will be other sources inside the government who see extreme wrongdoing who are inspired by Edward Snowden," he added.
The documents, shared by Intercept, indicate that of the 680,000 people in the government's Terrorist Screening Database, more than 40 percent have "no recognized terrorist group affiliation."
The documents also show that since Obama has taken office, the no-fly list has increased 10-fold to 47,000.