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?
The UK High Court has ruled that Britain's DRIPA data retention scheme is "inconsistent" with European law. The government warns losing access to metadata could cost lives.
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.
Metadata+ was deemed to contain "excessively rude or objectionable content" and no longer is in Apple's App Store.
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.
BitTorrent's new instant messaging program doesn't store metadata and offers end-to-end encryption.
This universal iOS app provides a simple and effective layout for browsing your photo library, in addition to giving you an easy way to view metadata and share groups of photos.
Spy agencies and hackers at your local Starbucks can vacuum up Yahoo and ICQ chats and metadata about AOL's AIM users. These services are over a decade old -- why are they not fully encrypted?