Research Shows That the NSA’s Phone Meta-Data Collection Program Can ID Who Owns Firearms
March 14 2014
Last year’s revelation that the NSA was forcing every major phone carrier to turn over phone records for millions of American citizens was pretty shocking to many people.
What I found even more shocking was how few people actually cared. I heard, “well, it’s just phone records, it’s not like they’re listening,” or “well, I don’t really have anything to hide, so who cares.”
Who cares indeed. Would you care if the government could figure out if you’re a gun owner simply by these records? Would you care if they could figure out your medical conditions? Financial situation?
A recent study that analyzed the phone meta-data of over 500 participants shows exactly what information can be deduced from nothing more than your phone records. The participants voluntary allowed information about their calls to be monitored and collected by an app installed on their smartphone.