Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hayes And Scahill Discuss "Death By Metadata"

The Obama administration assures us that its use of metadata is not a privacy threat and that metadata has a role to play in national security. Regarding that role, Chris Hayes and Jeremy Scahill discuss The Intercept’s report on the use of metadata as “the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes.” Such strikes can kill victims whose identity is unknown, yet who possess SIM cards associated with certain locations and or with other phones on a watch list–a practice that leaves plenty of room for error. Watch:

(h/t: Best of the Left podcast)

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