What Is Metadata?

According to an article in The Guardian, US phone communications giant Verizon was ordered to provide the National Security Agency ‘metadata’ on all calls going through its network, within the United States and with other countries. The collected ‘metadata’ does not contain actual conversations, but it still provides a lot of information that can be used in various ways.

The term “metadata” is composed of two words – Greek ‘meta’ meaning ‘behind’ and …

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