Who You Gonna Call? Doesn’t Matter, Big Brother Will Listen

Phone Call Metadata Betrays Sensitive Info – Study

Identities of cannabis grower, woman seeking an abortion and MS sufferer inferred in study that confirms danger of widespread access to metadata

from: The Guardian

 

Warnings that phone call “metadata” can betray detailed information about your life has been confirmed by research at Stanford University. Researchers there successfully identified a cannabis cultivator, multiple sclerosis sufferer and a visitor to an abortion clinic using nothing more than the timing and destination of their phone calls.

Jonathan Mayer and Patrick Mutchler, the researchers behind the finding, used data gleaned from 546 volunteers to assess the extent to which information about who they had called and when revealed personally sensitive information.

Big Brother doesn’t need to know what was said, only who you’re talking to – Editor

 

Read the rest of this Guardian story HERE 

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