21 March, 2014

MetaPhone: The Sensitivity of Telephone Metadata � Web Policy

MetaPhone: The Sensitivity of Telephone Metadata � Web Policy:

  • Participant A communicated with multiple local neurology groups, a
    specialty pharmacy, a rare condition management service, and a hotline
    for a pharmaceutical used solely to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis.
  • Participant B spoke at length with cardiologists at a major
    medical center, talked briefly with a medical laboratory, received calls
    from a pharmacy, and placed short calls to a home reporting hotline for
    a medical device used to monitor cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Participant C made a number of calls to a firearm store that
    specializes in the AR semiautomatic rifle platform. They also spoke at
    length with customer service for a firearm manufacturer that produces an
    AR line.
  • In a span of three weeks, Participant D contacted a home improvement store, locksmiths, a hydroponics dealer, and a head shop.
  • Participant E had a long, early morning call with her sister.
    Two days later, she placed a series of calls to the local Planned
    Parenthood location. She placed brief additional calls two weeks later,
    and made a final call a month after.