Nope. It's metadata only in very specific reference to phone calls.
Which would be the case here, right? Talking about phone calls and all?
When they say they're only collecting "metadata, not the calls themselves," they're being deliberately, disingenuously, misleading.
So by using the appropriate term for that industry, they're being misleading? Metadata of phone calls has huge privacy implications. I get it. In fact, I work in the intelligence community so I know quite a bit about this. And I don't condone or support warrantless wiretapping, violating 4th amendment rights, etc. But don't get bent out of shape because they're using the appropriate term for that industry.
I would like to know 2 things:
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms. Oh, I'll come in again.
Seriously though, 1 question per post, dude.
this is supposed to be 'news for nerds'
Where does it say that?
I'll let you in on a little secret
Wow, that's great. Thanks so much. I'll let you in on another little secret: Not everyone in a group is the same, nor does everyone have the same agenda. That's called Presumption of Unitary Action by an Organization.
Watch, it's not the type of drones you expect -
So these aren't the drones I'm looking for?
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