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Worldwide debate on mass surveillance still was not finished yet, but today is a new alarming report revealed that US government murdering people around the world based solely on their metadata.
Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden admitted that Government selects targets on the basis of metadata for killing people with Drone Strikes around the world.
During a recent debate between Georgetown University Law Center professor David Cole and General Michael Hayden, concerning the National Security Agency’s bulk surveillance programs at Johns Hopkins University, General Hayden made the comments, "It is absolutely correct. We kill people based on metadata. But that’s not what we do with this metadata..."
Though immediately after realizing the gravity of the admission he had just made, he tries to qualify the statement to;
"...But that’s not what we do with this metadata. So NSA gets phone records, gets them from the telephone company, been getting them since October of 2001 from one authority or another, puts them in a lockbox… and under very strict limitations can access the lockbox," Hayden said.
We so lost our eavesdropping powers due to Snowden
Th world should be so lucky.
The people the CIA is supposed to be chasing, know full well that their metadata could be used to locate them, and I have every reason to believe that those people probably have methods of re-directing their traffic, or creating decoys which make them appear in one place according to their metadata, when in actual fact, they are in a completely different location. They could for instance, pay an underling to use their communication devices, while they switch systems, and locations, dropping their lackey neck deep in a crap storm, and making the CIA and friends, think they are dead!