‘We kill people based on metadata‘- General Michael Hayden (former Director of the CIA & NSA) (1)
We won’t pretend the quote above isn’t set at the top of the article intentionally to get your attention (but we hope it worked!). Metadata as a term doesn’t sound very exciting so we wanted to get your attention so as to not skip over this article. We hope you bare the quote in mind because as you’ll see metadata has many positive, important, and unavoidable uses in our daily lives which will make the quote even more disconcerting. We’ve also created and linked to a How-To Guide on removing metadata at the end of the article.