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Just what is metadata, anyway?

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    Chris Key
    Posted Monday, 11 August 2014 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    As I understand it, the spooks will be allowed to use 3rd party computers, without asking, putting on malware and perhaps visiting incriminating sites.

    What value will be the metadata in such cases?

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    bushby jane
    Posted Monday, 11 August 2014 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    From what I can gather, the metadata Abbott wants collecting is already available, however as you point out it is easily circumvented. So one can only assume it is a smokescreen for what Abbott really wants which is the other part- this guilty until proven innocent stuff, which is getting not as much airing.

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    Russ
    Posted Tuesday, 12 August 2014 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m trying to reconcile “working with metadata for over 12 years” with the reference to “virtual ISP”… Do you mean a VPN? Or a proxy service? Because a ‘virtual ISP’ is a reseller of internet services, not a masking mechanism.

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