Former CIA Director: ‘We Kill People Based On Metadata’ – Your News Wire

 

Former CIA director Michael Hayden admits that the rogue intelligence agency kills people based on metadata collected unconstitutionally by snooping on US citizens’ smartphones, smart TVs and other internet-enabled devices. 

The comment by the former CIA and NSA director was made during a debate at Johns Hopkins University, after Georgetown University Law professor David Cole detailed the kind of information the government can obtain simply by collecting metadata (who you call, when you call them, how long the call lasts, and how often calls between the two parties are made.)

Although NSA apologists often claim such metadata collection is permissible considering the content of the call is not collected, Cole argued that is not the case, since the former general counsel of the NSA, Stewart Baker, has already stated metadata alone is more than enough to reveal vast amounts of an individual’s personal information – and former CIA director Michael Hayden says the agency kills people based off metadata alone…

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