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Recent Examples of metadata from the Web
These tools were never popular, will never be popular, and don’t even encrypt most of the metadata leaked by email.
As Boris points out in his public explainer post, HDR-10's metadata contains exact nit output values, not relative ones, that account for a luminance maximum of 10,000 nits.
Dolby Vision adjusts the brightness and color of scenes with metadata, and supports up to a 12-bit color depth and higher peak brightness targets than HDR10.
Potomac Watch Podcast Judge Kavanaugh has also demonstrated judicial modesty on foreign policy by upholding the executive’s collection of metadata and use of military commissions to prosecute enemy combatants.
Finder will now show you metadata on photos and videos, too.
The document also alleges that Facebook collected the content and metadata from texts on Android phones and most pictures on iPhones, even photos that were never uploaded to Facebook.
Fifty years ago, the government could not have collected the metadata for every phone call in a fourteen-year period.
That request encompasses 832 emails, which amounts to 5,100 pages of text, repetitive content and extraneous metadata, Morris said.
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How metadata Was Formed
It's easy to find data on the source of "metadata": the word was formed by combining "data" with "meta-," which means "transcending" and is often used to describe a new but related discipline designed to deal critically with the original one. "Meta-" was first used in that way in "metaphysics" and has been extended to a number of other disciplines, giving us such words as "metapsychology" and "metamathematics." "Metadata" takes the "transcending" aspect a step further, applying it to the concept of pure information instead of a discipline. "Metadata" is a fairly new word (it appeared in the latter half of the 20th century), whereas "data" can be traced back to the middle of the 17th century.
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