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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Metadata is for sharing.

Your's, mine, the libraries', the book stores', Wall Street's, but relax. It's controlled sharing. Only government agencies. Law enforcement. Not any bad guys:

ICREACH has been accessible to more than 1,000 analysts at 23 U.S. government agencies that perform intelligence work, according to a 2010 memo.

[...] The search tool was designed to be the largest system for internally sharing secret surveillance records in the United States, capable of handling two to five billion new records every day, including more than 30 different kinds of metadata on emails, phone calls, faxes, internet chats, and text messages, as well as location information collected from cellphones.

Wow, two to five billion a day. But relax. Records. Not dollars. Just your life story. Nothing interesting. So smile. You are on a surveillance camera.

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