Meta Data: A Detailed Roadmap of Your Life

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Who, Where, When (Photo: iStockphoto)

We've heard the phrase, "meta data" a lot lately, ever since Edward Snowden began leaking information about the NSA's global data-snooping programs. Meta data isn't just what you said on your phone. It's who you called… when and where. It's like a road map of your life. Germany's Green Party politician Malte Spritz claimed his rights to privacy were being violated and sued to get six months of his cell phone records from Deutche Telekom. Spits then worked with the German website Zeit to chart out the data that had been collected.
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