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What Your Metadata Says about You

BARRY CHIN / GLOBE STAFF

via The Boston Globe

June 30, 2013

As recently as a few weeks ago, “metadata” was an obscure term known mainly to techies and academics. Broadly defined, metadata is data about other data. For the phone company, it might be the time and length of your calls, but not the conversation itself; in the context of e-mail, it means information such as the sender and recipients of a message—basically, everything except what the message actually says...

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