The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?
To learn what the NSA can glean from metadata, Stanford students developed Metaphone, an app that analyzes phone records. How sensitive was the uncovered info? CNET's Sumi Das reports.
Make sure you're not communicating more than you intend to when sharing files and uploading images by excising some of the data about your data.
A study conducted by Stanford University graduate students has demonstrated that a lot of personal information can be gleaned just based on the phone calls you make.
Telecommunications and internet service providers will now be required to store their customers' metadata for at least two years under laws that passed the Australian parliament with little opposition.
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Some officials at the spy agency reportedly felt the phone record collection program was too costly and offered little benefit in the fight against terrorism.
Australian G20 organisers have been left red-faced after it was revealed an email autofill error led to a leak of passport details for 31 world leaders, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and more.
Google's massive video site is gaining support for uploads that may make you feel like the planet's biggest video site has you surrounded -- literally.
For a monthly fee, Adobe hopes to bring us the less-paper office.