Data mining: What’s the big deal?

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 07, 2013 12:48 am PST

Metadata mining isn’t the ultimate in Big Brother watching you.

But it’s close.

Revelations that the National Security Agency is secretly collecting communications records of millions of Verizon customers showcases metadata mining — the practice of using computer algorithms to search vast collections of data for patterns.