Ever since the Snowden revelations broke, there has been a lot of interest in metadata, with a lot of ink (or should that be bytes?) devoted to defining exactly what it is, where it can be gathered from, who is capable (and how) of doing said gathering, and most importantly of all, if it is even important enough to warrant all the discussion. Official statements of “We’re only collecting metadata” have attempted to downplay the significance and privacy implications of the metadata collection.
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy-Editor
Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor
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There is a lot to parse in the story about the hacking and illegal distribution online of the very personal and private pictures of a lot of (mainly female) celebrities. First and foremost, this was a despicable crime that no one deserves to suffer, no matter how public a figure they might be. Unlike ongoing discussions about what Privacy means as a social norm, this one is pretty clear cut.