The Australian government will soon be collecting and storing metadata from every mobile phone in the country, along with details about your internet-connected devices and the websites you visit. What does metadata look like?

German Green party politician Malte Spitz gave ZEIT ONLINE six months of his phone metadata collected by his service provider. This was combined with geolocation data, Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites to form a detailed story of his locations and activities.

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