metadata

data hoarding

This Data Hoarder Is Downloading the Metadata of Roughly 10 Billion YouTube Videos

Reddit’s data hoarding community is all too familiar with massive archival projects, but collecting all of YouTube’s metadata presents some unique challenges.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.4.18
psa

Journalists, Activists: Slack Doesn’t Strip Image Metadata

Slack and image metadata may only matter in particular circumstances, but it's always good to know the limits and implications of the tech you're using.
Joseph Cox
6.26.17
leaking

How the New Suspected NSA Leaker Reality Winner Was Caught

From the characteristics of physical documents, to not using work computers, there’s plenty to learn from the recent bombshell leaking charge.
Joseph Cox
6.6.17
Dron't Track Me Bro

Apple Just Banned the App That Tracks US Drone Strikes, Again

The tech company really doesn’t want you to use this app, banning it thirteen times over five years.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.28.17
State of Surveillance

How an Illegal Canadian Spy Program Sailed Through Regulatory Checks

The system failed.
Jordan Pearson
3.1.17
News

How Metadata Can Reveal What Your Job Is

With a little help from AI, of course.
Jordan Pearson
12.21.16
News

How Bureaucrats and Spies Turned Canada Into a Surveillance State

CSIS kept its spy program a secret from the courts, but ministers knew.
Jordan Pearson
11.4.16
News

Canadian Spies Illegally Retained Metadata for a Decade

The data revealed the "specific, intimate details" of Canadians' lives.
Jordan Pearson
11.3.16
privacy

Hack This: Extract Image Metadata Using Python

What secrets are your JPGs hiding?
Michael Byrne
9.12.16
News

Edmonton Police Admit to Owning Stingray Surveillance Device

This is the first time local police have copped to owning the devices.
Jordan Pearson
8.11.16
uk

The Troubling Metadata Sharing Program That Was Just Revealed in the UK

Through MILKWHITE, low level agencies such as the Metropolitan Police can access metadata collected by GCHQ.
Joseph Cox
6.7.16
video

Where Did Twitter's Extra Characters Come From?

Twitter is asserting its independence by moving links, media, and usernames from the content of a tweet into the metadata.
Vijith Assar
6.6.16
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