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Government could use metadata to map your every move

Posted By admin On June 21, 2013 @ 5:16 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Lindsay Wise and Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy [1]
June 21, 2013

If you tweet a picture from your living room using your smartphone, you’re sharing far more than your new hairdo or the color of the wallpaper. You’re potentially revealing the exact coordinates of your house to anyone on the Internet.

The GPS location information embedded in a digital photo is an example of so-called metadata, a once-obscure technical term that’s become one of Washington’s hottest new buzzwords.

The word first sprang from the lips of pundits and politicians earlier this month, after reports disclosed that the government has been secretly accessing the telephone metadata of Verizon customers, as well as online videos, emails, photos and other data collected by nine Internet companies.

President Barack Obama hastened to reassure Americans that “nobody is listening to your phone calls,” while other government officials likened the collection of metadata to reading information on the outside of an envelope, which doesn’t require a warrant.

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[1] McClatchy: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/06/20/194505/government-could-use-metadata.html#.UcQmajvqlAV

[2] Every picture you take is secretly encoded with your GPS location: http://www.prisonplanet.com/every-picture-you-take-is-secretly-encoded-with-your-gps-location.html

[3] NSA collecting phone records of millions daily, court order reveals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-collecting-phone-records-of-millions-daily-court-order-reveals.html

[4] How Big Brother watches your every move: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-big-brother-watches-your-every-move.html

[5] Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers’ phone records: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-court-lets-nsa-extend-its-trawl-of-verizon-customers-phone-records.html

[6] Congressman Denies NSA Is Doing More Than Collecting Metadata: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congressman-denies-nsa-is-doing-more-than-collecting-metadata.html

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