Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Life in Circles: Why Metadata is Incredibly Intimate [Article]

In light of NSA's spying revelations, Matthew Harwood shows how incredibly intimate metadata really is:
Metadata, no matter what the detractors say, collected over time is an intimate repository of our lives--whom we love, whom we're friends with, where we work, where we worship (or don't), and whom we associate with politically. The right to privacy means our metadata shouldn't be collected and analyzed without reasonable suspicion that we've done something wrong.