Seen On A Newsgroup-Why the Metadata the NSA Has on You Matters

Seen On A Newsgroup…

Why the Metadata the NSA Has on You Matters
http://gizmodo.com/why-the-metadata-the-nsa-has-on-you-matters-512103968

From the article:

They know you rang a phone sex service at 2:24 am and spoke for 18 minutes.
But they don’t know what you talked about.

They know you called the suicide prevention hotline from the Golden Gate Bridge. But the topic of the call remains a secret.

They know you spoke with an HIV testing service, then your doctor, then your health insurance company in the same hour.
But they don’t know what was discussed.

They know you called a gynecologist, spoke for a half hour, and then called the local Planned Parenthood’s number later that day.
But nobody knows what you spoke about.

Maybe if they hired some engineers they could figure it out.
Spending a couple more billion in the process.<g>

Speaking of which, I hear a lot of yelling about the costs of
state medicine, but not a peep from the “opposition” about the costs of snooping.

Maybe the money spent saving a life from a “terrorist attack” would be better spent, saving thousands on thousands of lives, on an effective health policy.

I’m probably biased …