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Comment What people seem to forget... (Score 0) 193

Is that the metadata has no names or content. Who is contacting all these people? By looking at area codes and googling phone numbers you could determine a city, but that's about it. Why are they contacting these people? Do they contact an abortion clinic because they or someone close to them want an abortion? Perhaps they are anti-abortion. Maybe they are part of the press. Or they could be informed citizens trying to gain more information.

Metadata analysis is an art, not a science.

Of course, I am still not for metadata collection...I'm just saying that fears of metadata abuse are overexaggerated.

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