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Stanford researchers prove that even a quick phone call can provide enough detail to identify individuals.

This article titled “Phone call metadata does betray sensitive details about your life – study” was written by Alex Hern, for theguardian.com on Thursday 13th March 2014 11.08 UTC

Warnings that phone call “metadata” can betray detailed information about your life has been confirmed by research at Stanford University. Researchers there successfully identified a cannabis cultivator, multiple sclerosis sufferer and a visitor to an abortion clinic using nothing more than the timing and destination of their phone calls.

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