Computer, Internet+Web, Politics Schneier on Security: Metadata Equels Surveillance 23. September 2013 Herbert In case you need to explain the topic to someone… Bruce Schneier just wrote an excellent short summary on why it is not “just meta-data”. Schneier on Security: Metadata Equals Surveillance. Thanks, Bruce. Last time I tried to explain it took 5 minutes and still wasn’t clear. Yes, it’s just so simple!