At a recent panel debate at the Johns Hopkins University, the topic of metadata was discussed. The panel members were Georgetown University Law professor David Cole, former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, and White House correspondent extraordinaire Major Garrett. Metadata is “data about data;” for phones, metadata includes the who, what, when, and where of your cell phone call without caring about the why. The who and when metadata can then be combined to accurately track how often calls are made between any two parties.
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David Cole has previously explained the [...]