Do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy in your “metadata”? And the answer is pretty much: “No.”
A military arm of the intelligence community buys commercially available databases containing location data from smartphones and searches it for Americans’ past movements without a warrant, according to an unclassified memo obtained by The New York Times https://t.co/75NHyBVQy9— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) January 24, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021
The Question Is:
So no search warrant needed.
And that’s probably why the memo wasn’t classified,
IIRC, listening to your phone calls is barred (absent a warrant). Knowing who you called and how long you talked? Fair game. That record is not yours or created for you. Odds are, you don’t even know it exists. So, it’s not private.
Didn’t we have this discussion a few years ago?
Posted by Rmj at 9:35 AM