Monday, December 09, 2013

Metadata matters

Unconcerned that the NSA is tracking your movements via your cellphone and passing the info on to GCSB? Think that metadata doesn't matter? The American Civil Liberties Union has a lovely demonstration of how much they can learn from this, and how it can be used to reveal your friends, lovers, political activities, and even whether you might be driving drunk.

Metadata matters. It exposes intimate details of our personal lives that the government has no business knowing without probable cause. If we value our privacy, we need to shut down the spies, before it is too late.