Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday December 27, 2013

Researchers: It's Easy to Match Metadata To People

Stanford researchers say it is "trivially easy" to match metadata to the real people behind the calls. Trivially easy. eek!

Mayer and Mutchler are running an experiment which works with volunteers who agree to use an Android app, MetaPhone, that allows the researchers access to their metadata. Now, using that data, Mayer and Mutchler say that it was hardly any trouble at all to figure out who the phone numbers belonged to, and they did it in just a few hours.