President Obama has reassured US citizens that ‘nobody is listening to your calls’, but it’s not the content of conversations that intelligence agencies crave

John Naughton Observer U.K.

…So in this business at least, content isn’t king. It’s the metadata – the call logs showing who called whom, from which location and for how long – that you want. Why? Because that’s the stuff that is machine-readable, and therefore searchable. (more…)