you one of those people who say you don't mind the government collecting
data on you because you've done nothing wrong? This might change your
mind. German politician
Malte Spitz sued Deutsche Telekom for 6 months of metadata that
they collected from his cellphone usage. A programmer used it to create
a real-time, animated map of how the reporter's movements were tracked
within and between cities, how long he was at each location, and with
whom he was communicating. His phone-based Internet surfing was logged.
Anyone in Spitz's immediate vicinity (supporters,
business contacts, etc.) would also be known. That was waaaay
back in 2009; what do you think Big Bro knows by now? Are you absolutely
sure your history will never be misinterpreted or - indulge the conspiracy
theorist in me - manipulated at the government's convenience?