Former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) General Michael Hayden shared that information collected by the NSA about phone calls and other communications that does not include content can still tell the government all they need to know for strategic decisions. We got this news from ABC, but the famous line “We kill people based on metadata” is likely to follow many people for years to come. Hayden tried to clarify his remarks by stating it doesn’t apply to domestic metadata collection.

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