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Volunteers in metadata study called gun stores, strip clubs, and more

Posted on March 15th, 2014 at 18:36 by John Sinteur in category: Privacy -- Write a comment


“We did not anticipate finding much evidence one way or the other, however, since the MetaPhone participant population is small, and participants only provide a few months of phone activity on average. We were wrong. We found that phone metadata is unambiguously sensitive, even in a small population and over a short time window. We were able to infer medical conditions, firearm ownership, and more, using solely phone metadata.”

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