Seattle’s Stranger – Federal Ct Electronic Surveillance petition

November 20th, 2017 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / No Comments / Tags: , , ,

This is potentially huge – way to step up, Stranger!

From SLOG, November 17:
Why We’re Petitioning Seattle’s Federal Court to Unseal Electronic Surveillance Orders

It’s now easier than ever for cops to snoop on Americans without their knowledge.

Using technology known as pen registers and trap and trace devices, law enforcement can collect a wealth of data on internet and cell phone users, including who they call and email and what websites they visit. Through a federal law called the Stored Communications Act, police agencies can also force tech companies to hand over online communications records telling them all kinds of personal information.

All it takes to conduct electronic surveillance is a court order. Notably, pen register and trap and trace requests require a lower burden of proof than wiretaps, for which cops need a warrant. Rather than showing probable cause, police only need to demonstrate that the personal data they’re requesting is somehow relevant to a criminal investigation.

On top of that, under current court practices, it’s impossible to know how often judges grant electronic surveillance requests—much less how cops justify their surveillance, the forms of electronic surveillance permitted, and the companies compelled to assist with that surveillance. Federal court records related to electronic surveillance requests are filed under seal, and in many instances, they’re kept that way indefinitely. Even after police wrap up whatever criminal investigation they cited as a basis for their snooping.

Law enforcement conducts Internet and cell phone surveillance under complete secrecy, free from public scrutiny that could prevent them from abusing this power.

The Stranger filed a petition with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington today asking the Court to publicly docket electronic surveillance cases and unseal certain applications and orders in those cases so they are accessible to the public. Additionally, we’ve asked the court to unseal surveillance orders dating back to 2011, covering a span of recent history that includes Occupy Seattle, Black Lives Matter, several May Day smashups, and the first year of the Trump administration.

We’re represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit digital privacy and free speech advocacy group, and attorneys from the law firm of Dorsey and Whitney.

Our petition claims that the First Amendment and common law grants the public a right to access the requested electronic surveillance documents. As our lawyers write, public disclosure of these orders and applications “will further the public’s understanding of law enforcement, the Court, and the operation of the criminal justice system.”

We’re not the first organization to ask courts to unseal these types of surveillance orders. In D.C., the journalist Jason Leopold (then of Vice News, now of Buzzfeed) managed to free up information regarding thousands of surveillance orders from the federal district court in the U.S. capital. His petition, joined later by the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, revealed that police requests for electronic surveillance orders in the region increased 500 percent from 2011 to 2016. And in California, Riana Pfefferkorn of Stanford University and Jennifer Granick of the American Civil Liberties Union have been working on a similar effort to unseal surveillance records in the state’s Northern District.

Every court has its own method of keeping surveillance records under wraps. Back in July, I asked officials from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to walk me through how they manage non-warrant electronic surveillance cases. The Court’s Chief Deputy Clerk Lori Landis explained that such cases are designated as grand jury matters, even though they are not associated with any grand jury proceeding. As Landis explained to me, “We only use that case type so it can’t for sure be inadvertently unsealed.”

If our petition succeeds, the court will no longer use the grand jury designation for electronic surveillance cases, and information regarding those cases would show up on PACER, the online database for federal court documents. A favorable ruling would also free up more than five years-worth of records on electronic surveillance in Western Washington. At the very least, such records could tell us how often police ask the courts to authorize electronic surveillance in this district.

There are, of course, legitimate uses of surveillance to investigate criminal activity. There are also legitimate reasons to keep surveillance activity secret, particularly when revealing too much could compromise ongoing investigations. We understand if the government needs to redact some information from documents that are unsealed. But we believe that hiding surveillance records in their entirety—even when investigations conclude—flies in the face of transparency and the public’s right to access the judicial system.

The Stranger has a long track record of reporting on surveillance and police practices, from wireless mesh networks to social media tracking to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives cameras in the Central District. Records related to electronic surveillance at the federal level—particularly in this hub of tech and activism—could be a goldmine for stories in the same spirit.

We’re excited to share with you what we find out.

If only it were that simple….

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Privacy News Update, 11-12-17

November 12th, 2017 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / No Comments

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Featured:

11/11: Trumpocracy: Tracking the Creeping Authoritarianism of the 45th President

11/0: Are Face Scans Resurrecting the False Science of Physiognomy?

11/10: This Time, Facebook Is Sharing Its Employees’ Data

11/10: Sex Toy Company Admits To Recording Users’ Remote Sex Sessions, Calls It a ‘Minor Bug’

11/8: With Amazon Key’s launch, customers and lawyers have lots of questions

11/8: To prevent revenge porn, Facebook will look at user-submitted nude photos

11/8: AP Explains: Why smartphones are giving the police fits

11/7: Many Employers Are Using Tools To Monitor Their Staff’s Web-browsing Patterns, Keystrokes, Social Media Posts

11/7: European Court to Decide Whether U.K. Mass Surveillance Revealed by Snowden Violates Human Rights

11/7: How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

11/7: FBI Says Once Again It Can’t Get Into a Gunman’s Mobile Phone

11/4: Are You OK With Google Reading Your Data?

11/4: Drones become crime-fighting tool, but perfection is elusive

11/4: Mitch McConnell: Tech Companies Should Help Us Weaponize the Internet Against Russia

11/3: We Tried Really Hard To Beat Face ID—and Failed (So Far)

11/3: Biggest Tor overhaul in a decade adds layers of security improvements

11/2: The DHS is buying a new database to store biometrics for 500 million people

11/2: App Developer Access To iPhone X Face Data Spooks Some Privacy Experts

11/2: New Brain Technologies Could Lead to Terrifying Invasions of Privacy, Warn Scientists

11/2: Millennials Willing to Exchange Data For Benefit or Convenience

10/31: Vendor Tracks LinkedIn Profile Changes To Alert Client Employers

10/31: Verizon has a new strategy to undermine online privacy and net neutrality

10/31: Verizon Wants To Ban States From Protecting Your Privacy

10/31: Verizon whips out Big Johnson to lure FCC into axing US states’ net neutrality, privacy rules

10/31: A draft US law to secure election computers that isn’t braindead. Well, I’m stunned! I gotta lie down

10/30: BlackBerry CEO Promises To Try To Break Customers’ Encryption If the US Government Asks Him To

10/30: Tor blimey, guv’nor: Firefox to try on privacy tool’s Canvas gloves to leave fewer fingerprints

10/27: The New York Times Launches Tor Onion Service To Overcome Censorship, Ensure Privacy

10/26: Creeped out by Amazon Key? How the in-home delivery service will work

10/25: Amazon and Walmart can both soon put packages in your home when you’re not there — and it raises privacy concerns

10/25: FYI: iOS apps can turn on your camera any time without warning

10/25: With Camera Permission, iPhone Apps Can Surreptitiously Take Pictures and Videos

10/25: International data watchdogs: Websites don’t tell you who sees your privates

10/25: Apple defends Face ID accuracy as iPhone X launch looms

10/25: Amazon Key Puts Deliveries—and Delivery People—in Your Home

10/24: How Much Does the Government Really Need to Know About College Students in America?

10/23: A US drone advisory group has been meeting in secret. Some complain industry insiders have an outsize role.

10/23: Tech Firms Seek Washington’s Prized Asset: Top-Secret Clearances

10/19: Dear Abby: Clerk gets lesson in privacy from owner of a service dog

10/18: It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone’s Location With Mobile Ads

10/17: KRACK Wi-Fi bug: Here’s how to protect yourself

10/13: Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who ‘Liked’ Anti-Trump Facebook Page

10/12: Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further

10/12: Go to Sleep, Alexa. It’s Not OK, Google

10/11: Google dumps Home Mini’s top touch function over privacy

10/10: A Touch Panel Bug Turned a Google Home Mini Into a Creepy Surveillance Device

10/10: Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won’t ever work

10/5: Uber’s iOS app could have recorded your screen

9/25: Google and Levi’s ‘connected’ jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more is going on sale

9/13: Can Cops Force You to Unlock Your Phone With Your Face?

1/4: Coming to Carnival Cruises: A Wearable Medallion That Records Your Every Whim

 

Local (PNW):

10/24: Portland could fight to keep unionized employees’ names secret

10/23: OHSU wins fight to withhold names of patients who plan to sue

10/18: Atlas Informatics to shut down, pulling the plug on its encrypted personal search engine

10/18: Cary Moon: City-owned internet ‘is an equity issue’

 

Govt (Fed):

11/9: DOJ: Strong Encryption That We Don’t Have Access To Is ‘Unreasonable’

11/8: U.S. House Panel Advances Bill Aimed at Limiting NSA Spying Program

11/8: Federal drone advisory panel knocked for ‘lack of transparency and poor management’

11/8: FBI tries to crack another smartphone: 5 essential reads

11/8: Texas gunman’s iPhone could reignite FBI-Apple feud over encryption

11/6: Lawmakers Have the Internet in Their Sights

11/3: Sexually active students must be reported to law enforcement or state officials, Oregon school district says

10/30: Fine, OK, no backdoors, says Deputy AG. Just keep PLAINTEXT copies of everyone’s messages

10/30: Reconsidering surveillance law raises anew issues of privacy

10/29: FBI’s Use of Foreign Intelligence Driving Privacy Debate

10/27: Supreme Court’s Cell Phone Tracking Case Could Hurt Privacy

10/26: Court asked to decide whether to limit electronics searches

10/26: President Trump Moves to Fill America’s Skies with Drones

10/25: Justice Department Demands Five Twitter Users’ Personal Info Over an Emoji

10/25: Drones thrown a bone: Americans can ask nicely to go where FAA says they can’t roam

10/25: Spy-bill renewal advances in Senate with few changes

10/25: FBI’s use of foreign intelligence driving privacy debate

10/24: FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

10/24: Senate intelligence panel votes to renew surveillance law

10/24: Divided Senate Intelligence panel advances spy bill renewal without major changes

10/23: Microsoft drops suit over Justice Dept.’s secret data requests

10/19: Google faces $10k-a-day fines if it defies court order to hand over folks’ private overseas email

10/19: Senate Intelligence Committee to debate in secret a bill that would renew a powerful spy tool

10/16: Supreme Court to rule on whether US has right to data stored overseas

10/16: Apple answers Sen. Al Franken’s privacy concerns over Face ID

10/13: FBI director warns against restricting NSA surveillance

10/11: ‘There has never been a right to absolute privacy’ – US Deputy AG slams ‘warrant-proof’ crypto

9/28: Feds Monitoring Social Media Does More Harm Than Good

 

Govt (States & Cities):

11/11: Missouri lacks drug-monitoring plan despite governor’s order

11/9: New Mexico considers limiting access to police lapel video

11/9: Wisconsin Assembly approves limits on police body cam access

11/9: Florida court: Dead or not, privacy right remains alive

11/3: Albany police to begin wearing body cameras on Monday

11/3: Judge stops sale of Ring Protect home security systems

11/2: Georgia Attorney General Won’t Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral Server

11/1: Montana Supreme Court strikes down victim’s rights law

11/1: Mayor, police announce forward movement in body-worn camera purchase

10/31: Committee passes bill limiting access to police body cams

10/30: Police body cam bill up for Assembly committee vote

10/27: New Fare System Raises Security Concerns, but Officials Promise Safety

10/24: City in Iowa to install more surveillance cameras

10/18: Montana gets another extension to comply with federal ID law

10/16: Sutton, Jackley support opening access to government records

10/12: More police departments and other first-responders are using drones

 

Policy & Opinion:

11/11: The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Voting With Paper

11/9: Founder of Web Browser Opera Says Worried About Online Privacy

11/8: Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous

11/7: The Paradise Papers Hacking and the Consequences of Privacy

11/2: ICANN gives domain souks permission to tell it the answer to Whois privacy law debacle

11/1: A techie on TV, ‘Silicon Valley’ star says he’s scared of what he sees as tech’s ethical failings

11/1: Not the Bots We Were Looking For

11/1: Why AI Is Still Waiting For Its Ethics Transplant

11/1: Real security requires strong encryption – even if investigators get blocked

10/31: Bloomberg Markets: Finding Balance Between Privacy and Security

10/27: When ‘Morale-Building’ Gets Too Personal

10/26: Owen Fiss and the Liberal Legal Tradition

10/26: Opinion: Amazon Key is Silicon Valley at its most out-of-touch

10/25: Police Cameras Had No Effect. Why?

10/25: I’m sorry, Amazon. Not in my house

10/20: Searching the communications of Americans should require a warrant

10/16: Remember how you said it was cool if your mobe network sold your name, number and location?

10/13: Dear America, you can’t steal a personality: GDPR godfather talks privacy with El Reg

10/12: The myth of responsible encryption: Experts say it can’t work

9/14: You Are Already Living Inside a Computer

 

Overseas:

11/3: Canada’s top court overstepped, can’t enforce Google to delist search results in U.S., judge rules

11/1: Estonia Is Enhancing the Security of Its Digital Identities

11/1: Russia’s Anti-VPN Law Goes Into Effect

10/30: China’s New, Severe Curbs on the Internet Leave Little Left to Censor

10/30: Calgary Police Cellphone Surveillance Device Must Remain Top Secret, Judge Rules (Canada)

10/26: WhatsApp? You still don’t get EU privacy laws, that’s WhatsApp

10/26: UK.gov: Use police body cams to grill suspects at scene of crime

10/24: Facebook Risks EU-Wide Privacy Fights After Setback at Top Court

10/19: Alphabet Is Trying to Reinvent the City, Starting With Toronto

10/19: Trade in Europe? Be Prepared to Hand Over Your Passport Number

10/19: China’s Internet Crackdown Isn’t Going Away

10/18: Brit spooks ‘kept oversight bodies in the dark’ over data sharing

10/18; First annual review of Privacy Shield gives it a resounding… ‘adequate’ (Europe)

10/17: Google reveals plan for ‘smart city’ makeover of Toronto waterfront — is there room left for Amazon’s second HQ?

10/16: How a German scandal resulted in a model transparency law

10/12: Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court

10/12: OnePlus privacy shock: So, the cool Chinese smartphones slurp an alarming amount of data

10/11: Concerns raised about privacy, GDPR as Lords peer over Data Protection Bill

 

Tech:

11/9: How to Make Cars Cooperate

11/7: Free keylogger: cheap keyboard records what you do and uploads it to the internet

11/6: Microsoft Releases Standards For Highly Secure Windows 10 Devices

11/5: Ask Slashdot: Should I Allow A ‘Smart TV’ To Connect To The Internet?

11/4: Firefox Borrows From Tor Browser Again, Blocks Canvas Fingerprinting

10/31: New VibWrite System Uses Finger Vibrations To Authenticate Users

10/26: Google slides DNS privacy into ‘Droid developer stream

10/23: Microsoft has had Apple’s new face-scanning feature for years, and it works great

10/11: Rejecting Sonos’ private data slurp basically bricks bloke’s boombox

10/11: Voice Assistants Aren’t So Easy to Fire

7/27: Best Buy bets on tech for monitoring elderly parents

 

Books/Media/Misc:

11/8: Soothsayer in the Hills Sees Silicon Valley’s Sinister Side

11/4: To do in Austin: Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays

9/2017: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

Privacy News Update, 10-17-17

October 18th, 2017 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update, 10-17-17 / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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10/15: Telcos “selling realtime ability to associate web browsing with name & address”

10/12: Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on users

10/11: Man asks Alexa if he is being detained

10/11: Google Home Mini bug could make it record audio 24/7

10/7: Co-Parenting With Alexa

10/6: ‘Kids should not be guinea pigs’: Mattel pulls AI babysitter

10/6: Factions forming as Congress attempts to curb US spy power

10/5: How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it’s called the USA Liberty Act

10/5: Uber’s iOS app could have recorded your screen

10/4: Bipartisan group of lawmakers seek to impose new limit on NSA spy power

10/4: A web privacy expert lays out everything you need to know about the new rule that could upend the marketing business

10/4: Google dials up the creepy factor and targets families

10/3: Terror risks make tight security routine for world’s hotels

10/3: Facebook’s Privacy Feud With Austrian Heads to EU’s Top Court

10/3: Your Yahoo account info was definitely hacked — here’s what to do

9/29: How The Intercept Preserves Your Privacy

9/29: Mattel Gadget Listens to Babies, Setting Off Privacy Alarms

9/28: Q&A: How Apple’s Face ID facial recognition works

9/28: Google reports all-time high of government data requests

9/28: Apple reports most national security orders ever this year

9/27: Apple is opening up amid privacy questions about Face ID, personal data collection

9/27: Amazon Wants You to Wake Up With Alexa, and That’s Just the Start

9/26: Boffins take biometric logins to heart, literally: Cardiac radar IDs users to unlock their PCs

9/26: Tinder stores a scary amount of information about what you do, including your Facebook history

9/26: Signal Has a Fix for Apps’ Contact-Leaking Problem

9/25: Equifax’s breach is not its first brush with concerns over handling of personal data

9/21: Face ID can protect iPhone X from thieves, but not the law

9/21: Police need warrant to track cellphones, appeals court says

9/20: Apple Face ID: Is it Creepy or Cool?

9/18: Biometrics like Face ID are coming to your smartphone whether you like it or not

9/15: Verizon gives away cool freebies, as long as you give away your privacy

9/15: Google and Verizon are suddenly allies on California privacy bill

9/15: How One of Apple’s Key Privacy Safeguards Falls Short

9/15: Face ID and the Fifth Amendment: Can Cops Make You Open the New iPhone?

9/14: Microsoft Adds Cloud Security to Keep Out Hackers — and Government Snoops

9/14: Sen. Al Franken wants Apple to answer Face ID privacy concerns

9/13: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update shaking up privacy settings some more

9/13: Homeland Security hit with lawsuit over phone, laptop searches

9/13: Hey, Turn Bluetooth Off When You’re Not Using It

9/12: Sept. 12 Letters: Equifax proves need for privacy protections

9/12: How Secure Is the iPhone X’s FaceID? Here’s What We Know

9/12: Edward Snowden offers mixed review on Apple’s Face ID

9/8: Google tailors its privacy control tool for your phone, too

9/7: Smart cities? Tell it like it is, they’re surveillance cities

9/7: Wonder why Congress doesn’t clamp down on its gung-ho spies? Well, wonder no more

9/7: Street art project puts a price on your personal data

 

Local (PNW):

10/12: After massive email leak, the city scrambles

10/5: Supreme Court rules random urinalysis is unconstitutional

10/4: A Look at the Eastside Race that Abortion Coverage, Taxes, and Internet Privacy Hinges On

9/26: Why your ‘personal’ data is anything but: Q&A with Washington state’s first chief privacy officer

9/19: Glenn Greenwald in Portland: Q&A on privacy, the law and journalism

 

Govt (Fed):

10/16: Supreme Court will take up Microsoft email warrant fight

10/14: Intel leaders urge Congress to reauthorize NSA surveillance program

10/10: DOJ grows frustrated with tech firms over encryption

10/5: Bipartisan bill seeks to limit use of foreign surveillance

10/4: DOJ’s Rosenstein takes aim at Silicon Valley encryption

10/4: Senators: Tech firms didn’t take election meddling ‘seriously’

10/3: White House official: Let’s replace Social Security numbers

10/1: FBI doesn’t have to reveal iPhone hack details, judge rules

9/29: Feds asking Facebook for info on anti-Trump activists

9/28: US Homeland Security Says Tracking Social Media of Immigrants is Nothing New

9/26: Homeland Security plans to collect immigrants’ social media info

9/25: Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops

9/25: Government wants foreign surveillance authority renewed

9/21: Police use of ‘Stingray’ cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

9/17; Shadows of secrecy begin to spread across federal government

9/15: DoJ: Look! Google is giving up overseas data for warrants outside Second Circuit

9/13: Trump Administration Sued Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border

9/13: Intelligence director pulls national security BS on spying question

8/31: NSA enters stage two of its spying revival plan: Getting Trump onboard

8/25: NSA ramps up PR campaign to keep its mass spying powers

 

Govt (States & Cities):

10/17: LAPD wins OK to test drones despite privacy concerns

10/17: Commission approves controversial yearlong test of drones by LAPD

10/16: Georgia’s conservative Supreme Court: Compelled breathanalyzer tests violate state privilege against self-incrimination

10/5: Commissioner: Raid violated Oakland sanctuary city policy

10/5: Wisconsin Assembly committee to consider body camera limits

10/5: The Latest: Police support bill setting body camera policy

10/3: Civilian oversight panel hears guidelines for LAPD use of drones

9/29: Port Authority Must Face Officers’ Cellphone Search Lawsuit: NY Ruling

9/28: New Texas law criminalizes drone use near animal farms

9/28: Missouri officials push to expand address secrecy program

9/26: San Jose: Activists push to expand police auditor powers, to cautious officials

9/26: In North Carolina, police wear body cameras, but laws prevent the public from seeing footage

9/25: Loud talkers beware: Reno buses will be listening

9/22: Illinois governor vetoes data privacy measure

9/21; Wary of employee microchips, state senator proposes regulation

9/20: St. Louis police to get body cameras

9/19: Border agents want to search a traveler’s laptop and phone? Get a warrant

9/18: Nebraska city on the verge of regulating drone flights

9/18: Rhode Island lawmakers to vote on highway surveillance bill

9/18: California Democrats sell out online privacy in the dead of night

9/17: Ravens’ plan to give out DNA tests at home opener get delayed as company faces questions from state officials

9/16: Closely watched California Internet privacy bill dies in final minutes of legislative session

9/15: California Internet privacy bill could have nationwide sway — if it passes

9/13: New driver’s license requirements are coming to U.S. airports

9/1: US cops can’t keep license plate data scans secret without reason

 

Policy & Opinion:

10/17: Who can access your e-mails after you die?

10/5: The End of Privacy

10/5: Hey, IoT vendors. When a paediatric nurse tells you to fix security, you definitely screwed up

10/5: The Equifax Hack Started the Wrong Conversation

9/29: Here’s a way to make companies with large databases keep our info safe

9/27: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says companies need to take stances on controversial issues

9/26: How to Kill Fake Facebook Accounts and Preserve Privacy

9/24: A petition to demand accountability from the NSA

9/21; Driverless cars: safer perhaps, but professor warns of privacy risks

9/16: The phone that every stalker will want

9/14: Editorial: Privacy risk in self-driving cars? Senate has to fix that loophole in federal bill

9/14: Face fracas: We’re all worked up about the iPhone X’s Face ID

9/14: Apple’s FaceID Could Be a Powerful Tool for Mass Spying

 

Overseas:

10/18: EU says data privacy deal with US can be improved

10/17: UK spy agencies may be circumventing data-sharing law, tribunal told

10/6: Kuwait’s Constitutional Court: Mandatory DNA collection law is no good

10/6: Privacy concerns voiced over photo database link to real-time surveillance (OZ)

10/5: Australia approves national database of everyone’s mugshots

10/5: Turnbull denies new facial recognition measures amount to ‘mass surveillance’ (Oz)

10/5: Australia to use drivers license photos to create facial recognition database

10/4: Australia Wants All Citizens’ Driver’s License Photos, Citing Terror Fight

10/3: Australia to get in your face with facial recognition system

10/3: UK Says WhatsApp Lets Paedophiles and Gangsters Operate Beyond the Law

10/2: Spanish tech activists publish a “how-to guide for preserving fundamental rights on the Internet”

10’2: The London Underground thinks it can sell travelers’ attention and wifi data for £322m

9/28: Moscow Deploys Facial Recognition to Spy on Citizens in Streets

9/21; EU Official Says Privacy Shield Is Trust & Check Exercise

9/15: Spy-Camera Allegation Sure to Heat Up Ecuador Presidents’ Feud

9/14: Canada’s Mounties use a 6-year-old “interim policy” to justify warrantless mass surveillance

9/13: Cops’ use of biometric images ‘gone far beyond custody purposes’

9/11: Fitness Tracking Startups Are Sweating Due to EU Privacy Regulators

9/8: EU court must rule on legality of UK’s mass surveillance – tribunal

9/5: Spying on Worker Emails Gets New Hurdle in EU Court Ruling

9/3: This Chinese KFC lets you put your money where your mouth is

8/28: China to identify commentards with real‑name policy

8/25: India’s Aadhaar national biometric ID scheme at risk after Supreme Court rules privacy is a right

8/24: Biometrics watchdog breaks cover, slams UK cops over facial recog

 

Tech:

10/18: What the future holds for fitness technology

10/17: Self-driving Chevy Bolts will roam New York City streets next year

10/12: How to transform your home into a smart home

10/12: New sensor pill like a “Fitbit” you can swallow to monitor your stomach

10/6: Mattel’s Internet-of-kiddies’-Things Aristotle canned before release

10/2: Protect your home with Ring’s DIY security system

9/29: Qualcomm teams with Benchmark Electronics on wearable patches to monitor vital signs

9/28: Microsoft CEO Urges Tech to Focus on Self-Policing Not Regulation Fears

9/28: iOS apps can read metadata revealing users’ location histories

9/27: Is Face ID secure? Apple takes on lingering questions

9/26: Alexa and her kind let the disabled or illiterate make the web work

9/25: Levi’s, Google unveil $350 denim jacket that connects to smartphones

9/25: Here’s how to keep up with Nest’s growing smart home

9/22: As smart homes become smarter, tech companies rush to get in the door

9/21; Global privacy management software firm expanding in Atlanta

9/21: Apple makes it harder to track you online, ad industry has an aneurysm

9/21: Crime-fighting robot can detect weapons in a crowd

9/20: Nest Hello doorbell camera can recognize your face

9/20: Nest’s next product? The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

9/15: Microsoft adds cloud security to keep out hackers — and government snoops

9/14: Windows 10 Creators Update will add app-level privacy controls

9/12: Want to unlock the iPhone X? Just stare at it

8/31: Privacy-focused search engine DeepSearch slinks out of hiding

 

Books/Media/Misc:

9/30: The troubling surveillance state of Jeremy Piven’s tech visionary in ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

Privacy News Update, 9-10-17

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9/7: The DNC’s Technology Chief is Phishing His Staff. Good.

9/3: Early stage: This surveillance startup wants to put cameras in your neighborhood

8/29: Uber says it will no longer track you once the ride ends

8/28: CVS app sends your location to outside servers, researchers say

8/26: Security News This Week: When Facebook’s Friend Suggestions Get Creepy

8/23: Google’s $8.5m class-action privacy payout goes to: Lawyers’ alma maters, web giant’s pals

8/23: AccuWeather: Our app slurped your phone’s location via Wi-Fi but we like totally didn’t use it

8/19: Security News This Week: iOS 11 Will Do More To Keep Cops Out of Your iPhone

8/18: A Hidden Trick in the iOS 11 Beta Lets You Disable Touch ID to Keep Cops Out

8/17: US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that’s touched that mast

8/16: Verizon—Yes, Verizon—Just Stood Up For Your Privacy

8/15: The secret text of the GOP’s border bill reveals plan to dramatically increase surveillance of Americans and visitors

8/15: HiQ wins court round against LinkedIn

8/15: Slurping people’s info without a warrant? That’s OUR JOB, Google, Facebook et al tell US Supreme Court

8/15: Tech companies urge Supreme Court to protect cell phone privacy

8/14: Tech company resists federal demand for info on visitors to anti-Trump website

8/14: It’s not hard to think of ways to outsmart Stingray-detector apps

8/9: ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data

8/7: These 42 Disney apps are spying on your kids, lawsuit claims

8/7: Hotspot Shield VPN accused of violating users’ privacy

8/5: Blu phones back on sale at Amazon after suspension over privacy

8/2: Congress to smart device makers: Your security sucks

8/1: Google asked to explain how it tracks what you buy in stores

8/1: Company hopes to launch microchip-reader business

8/1: Privacy Watchdog Asks FTC To Look Into Google’s Offline Shopping Tracker

7/31: Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones due to privacy concerns

7/26: Travelers’ Electronics At US Airports To Get Enhanced Screening, TSA Says

7/26: These cheap phones come at a price — your privacy

7/26: Feds Crack Trump Protesters’ Phones To Charge Them With Felony Rioting

7/25: While it’s vacuuming your dirt, Roomba also collects data on you: Next, it could be sold

7/24: Concerned about connected car privacy? Bluetooth sensors used to track traffic

7/21: Alexa, what happens if the Echo has a screen? You get a review like this

 

Local (PNW):

9/6: Washington state to test pay-by-the-mile as a way to fund highways

8/24: Why Seattle is poised to be a leader in ‘smart city’ technology and regulations

8/6: A US Spy Plane Has Been Flying Circles Over Seattle For Days

7/26: Amid gun violence, promises not kept are nothing new to Rainier Valley

7/26: New meters mean Seattle City Light won’t visit homes anymore

 

Govt (Fed):

8/22: Feds pare back demands for data from anti-Trump protest site

8/18: No, the cops can’t get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight – US appeals court

8/18: Trump OKs plan for independent Cyber Command

8/15: Building America’s Trust Act would amp up privacy concerns at the border

8/15: Uber to bend over, take privacy probe every two years for next 20 years

8/14: Feds demand data on visitors to anti-Trump protest site

8/14: Those Free Stingray-Detector Apps? Yeah, Spies Could Outsmart Them

8/11: Immigration bill would ramp up mass surveillance at the border

 

Govt (States & Cities):

9/5: One State’s Bail Reform Exposes the Promise and Pitfalls of Tech-Driven Justice

9/1: State bill requiring California police to disclose surveillance equipment stalls in fiscal committee

8/31: California Supreme Court decision could end secrecy over police capture of license plate images

8/16: Cuomo signs backyard surveillance bill

8/1: Kentucky governor says news station drone invaded privacy

7/26: ‘Textalyzer’ would let police quickly see if motorist was using cellphone while driving

 

Policy & Opinion:

9/1: Stop cyberattacks. Just add robots

8/24: All the Ways US Government Cybersecurity Falls Flat

8/8: Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let It Die

7/30: Will ‘Smart Cities’ Violate Our Privacy?

7/30: O’Reilly Media Asks: Is What the United States can do to protect Internet freedom around the worldIt Time To Build A New Internet?

7/26: Most Americans think the government is snooping on them

 

Overseas:

9/4: The Privacy Battle Over the World’s Largest Biometric Database

8/18: China’s dystopian push to revolutionize surveillance

8/17: UK govt steams ahead with £5m facial recog system amid furore over innocents’ mugshots

8/17: London cops urged to scrap use of ‘biased’ facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival

8/14: What the United States can do to protect Internet freedom around the world

8/10: Will Artificial Intelligence Be Illegal in Europe Next Year?

8/9: These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame

8/2: Holes close in China’s ‘Great Firewall’ as Apple, Amazon snub apps to bypass censors

7/29: Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store

7/25: China Forces Muslim Minority To Install Spyware On Their Phones

7/23: UK Government Says Almost All Drones Will Now Need to Be Registered

7/20: Apple Flies Top Privacy Executives Into Australia To Lobby Against Proposed Encryption Laws

 

Tech:

9/4: Above Devastated Houston, Armies of Drones Prove Their Worth

9/3: Here’s what the smartphone’s future looks like, and it’s all about the camera

9/1: Inside Android Oreo’s Quest to Protect Your Phone

8/30: Amazon wants to make Alexa a ‘fabric in the home’ (Q&A)

8/30: New Playa Vista development is making the smart-home standard

8/22: Boffins blast beats to bury secret sonar in your ‘smart’ home

8/19: Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

8/18: New NIST draft embeds privacy into US govt security for the first time

8/17: What Is a Planned Community? A Place With Perks, From Zip Lines to Velodromes

8/16: A Deep Flaw in Your Car Lets Hackers Shut Down Safety Features

8/15: The Army abandoned DJI drones. Now they’re getting stealth mode

8/11: Was that an intruder or a pet? The security cams that can tell

8/6: Browser Extensions Are Undermining Privacy

8/3: Apple files patent for screen with privacy-viewing options

8/3: Need a new password? Here are 306 million to avoid

7/27: Chip vulnerability could crash your outdated phone via Wi-Fi

7/26: The Best (and Worst) Anti-Drone Weapons, From Shotguns to Superdrones

7/20: Google Glass Is Back (And It’s Good Now), And Other Facts

 

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Privacy News Update, 7-22-17

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7/14: Travelers just won back a bit of their privacy at the border

7/13: Securing Elections Remains Surprisingly Controversial

7/13: Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

7/13: Exclusive: U.S. Asks Nations to Provide More Traveler Data or Face Sanctions

7/12: FBI didn’t need warrant for stingray in attempted murder case, DOJ says

7/12: Six major US airports now scan Americans’ faces when they leave country

7/12: Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts

7/11: EFF’s Latest Privacy Report Criticizes Amazon and WhatsApp Over Policies That ‘Fall Short’

7/11: Did an Echo Call 911 During a Domestic Assault? Amazon Says No.

7/10: Digital Privacy to Come Under Supreme Court’s Scrutiny

7/10: How tech giants rank at protecting your privacy

7/6: Civil rights warriors file US lawsuit: Let us see Five Eyes agreement

7/7: How to delete your Snapchat account

7/5: Facebook’s left hand is fighting for Americans’ right to privacy

7/3: How to See What the Internet Knows About You (And How to Stop It)

7/3: Facebook Can Track Your Browsing Even After You’ve Logged Out, Judge Says

7/2; What Amazon wants from Whole Foods: Data on shopping habits

July: There’s A Fight Brewing Between The NYPD And Silicon Valley’s Palantir

6/30: With a Single Wiretap Order, US Authorities Listened In on 3.3 Million Phone Calls

6/30: Master These Privacy Tips for Your Facebook Account

6/30: Is Snapchat’s new map dangerous for kids?

6/28: The All-Seeing Eye in the Sky(video)

6/27: The Top Five Tech Rivals Join Forces to Shape Policy—and Fight the Government

6/27: Spy agencies seek permanent authority for contested surveillance program

6/27: NSA Director gave senator private tour during debaCalifornia Joins Fray on Internet Service Provider Privacyte over foreign intelligence collection

6/27: What Do You Tell Your Kids About Online Privacy?

6/26: Are Your Password Security Habits Improving? (Infographic)

6/26: Medical records will no longer appear in Google search results

6/26: Gmail will no longer scan your emails for advertising purposes

6/25: 90 Cities Install A Covert Technology That Listens For Gunshots

6/23: A Prototype for an Encrypted Uber That Can’t Track You

6/22: Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking?

6/22: NSA’s use of ‘traffic shaping’ allows unrestrained spying on Americans

6/22: Older people trust smart gadgets less than kids, survey says

6/20: Mozilla Launches Privacy-Minded ‘Firefox Focus’ Browser For Android

6/17: A Tech Company Actually Tried to Resist Participating in the NSA’s PRISM Surveillance Program

6/13: TSA tests fingerprint screening for flight check-in

 

Local (PNW):

7/21: The fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles cries out for body cameras. But 7 years on, we still don’t have them.

7/18: Alexa: The roommate I need, but am not quite sure I want

7/17: Mayor Ed Murray Issues Executive Order to Equip Police Officers With Body Cameras

7/17: Rebuffing union, Mayor Murray orders Seattle police to begin wearing body cameras

7/11: Tech Moves: Meet Social Venture Partners’ new CEO; Seattle hires first Chief Privacy Officer; and more

7/8: How I learned to stop worrying (mostly) and love my threat model

7/6: Share private voter data? No way is the right call

6/26: US does not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

6/22: Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan seeks to keep her home address under wraps

6/21: SPD body cameras are stalled over contract talks

6/20: Oregon House votes to expand privacy for undocumented immigrants

 

Govt (Fed):

7/13: Border Patrol Says It’s Barred From Searching Cloud Data On Phones

7/12: If FCC gets its way, we’ll lose a lot more than net neutrality

7/6: WikiLeaks Unveils CIA Implants That Steal SSH Credentials From Windows, Linux PCs

7/6: Reach of search warrant for emails at issue in appeals case

7/5: Trump Administration Says Election Panel Is No Threat to Voter Privacy

7/5: Privacy Watchdog Sues Trump’s Election Committee Over Voter Data

7/3: Facebook wins dismissal of U.S. user-privacy suit

6/28: WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick

 

Govt (States & Cities):

7/12: Police body camera law signed by Michigan governor

7/12: California bill would require cops to release body cam video

7/12: Study: GPS rules send California juveniles into jail cycle

7/11: Miami-Dade to install high-tech traffic lights to ease congestion

7/11: The Latest: Panel advances body cam video transparency bill(CA)

7/6: States may shackle AT&T, Comcast on web data after US retreat

7/8: Glance: How states are handling voter information request

7/2: The US Considers A Remote Identification System For Drones

7/1: Glance: How states are handling voter information request

6/30: State Senate to consider highway surveillance system bill(Rhode Island)

6/29: It’s the thought that counts: Illinois emits ‘no location stalking’ law

6/21: Deportation Is Going High-Tech Under Trump

6/21: California May Restore Broadband Privacy Rules Killed By Congress and Trump

6/20: California Joins Fray on Internet Service Provider Privacy

 

Policy & Opinion:

7/14: We Have Police Videos. Now What?

6/30: Privacy, consent laws under ‘unprecedented strain’. We need a data-watcher watcher

6/29: Experts lay out their concerns about the ethics of brain implants and ‘brainjacking’

6/30: The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now

6/27: Privacy in the Information Age Is Not a Lost Cause

 

Overseas:

7/14: Beware, sheep rustlers of the South West of England! Police drone spy unit gets to work (UK)

7/14: Australia To Compel Technology Firms To Provide Access To Encrypted Missives(Oz)

7/13: Bosses who snoop on job applicants’ Facebook or Twitter profiles could be breaching data protection laws, warn EU regulators

7/13: Dutch Senate votes to grant intel agencies new surveillance powers

7/1: To tackle Google’s power, regulators have to go after its ownership of data

6/30: Civil rights warriors get green light to challenge UK mass surveillance (UK)

6/28: Macau’s ATMs Are Using Facial Recognition to Help Follow the Money

6/27: China’s All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens’ Faces

6/26: Queensland Police want access to locked devices(Oz)

6/26: Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption(Oz)

6/23: Google begins removing private medical records from search results (UK)

6/19: Backdoor backlash: European Parliament wants better privacy

6/15: Look who’s joined the anti-encryption posse: Germany, come on down

6/15: Indian rape victim sues Uber for privacy violations

6/8: EU planning legislation to give police faster access to tech data

 

Tech:

7/17: IBM’s Plan To Encrypt Unthinkable Amounts of Sensitive Data

7/14: Using a drone to market your home? Be sure to follow the rules

7/14: Alitheon’s ID system and Sleepbox’s nap pods make a splash in Airport Shark Tank

7/10: Amazon hires gadget experts for door-to-door smart home installs, taking on Best Buy’s Geek Squad

7/8: The EFF’s ‘Let’s Encrypt’ Plans Wildcard Certificates For Subdomains

7/3: Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning To Unlock Next iPhone: Bloomberg

6/29: The Tiny Satellites Ushering in the New Space Revolution

6/22: Amazon’s new Echo will let you see who’s at your front door

6/22: Google’s Elite Hacker SWAT Team vs. Everyone

6/21: Mozilla’s new Android browser blocks ads and trackers

6/20: Cisco wants to balance privacy with security

6/20: Got a drone for Dad’s Day? There’s an angry buzz about where to fly them

 

Books/Media/Misc:

7/6: Bloomberg’s Shields, Yatskowitz: States Seek Web Data Privacy (audio)

6/8: Ai Weiwei Gets Artsy-Fartsy About Surveillance

Privacy News Update, 6-19-17

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SPECIAL:  US Supreme Ct reviewing cell phone tracking:
Supreme Court to hear case on tracking phone location data
Supreme Court agrees to hear ‘Carpenter v. United States,’ the Fourth Amendment historical cell-site case
Supreme Court Agrees To Decide Major Privacy Case On Cellphone Data
Supreme Court agrees to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site data
Mobile-Phone Privacy Case Draws U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny
Supreme Court will decide whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects
Do cops need a warrant to stalk you using your cellphone records? US Supremes to mull it over
How should an originalist rule in the Fourth Amendment cell-site case?
Third party rights and the Carpenter cell-site case

 

July/Aug 2017: The Smartphone Psychiatrist

6/19: How Hidden Sensors Are Becoming the New Office Decor

6/18: Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network

6/16: How Sanctuary Cities Can Protect Undocumented Immigrants From ICE Data Mining

6/16: Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison-shopping while you’re in its stores

6/15: Indian rape victim sues Uber for privacy violations

6/13 I Bought A Report On Everything That’s Known About Me Online

6/13: Bank of America pays nearly $2M to settle lawsuit

6/13: San Jose approves program to try streetlamp cameras in select areas

6/13: What a Murder in Arkansas Means for Your Digital Privacy

6/14 98 Percent of College Students Gave Up Their Best Friend’s Email for Free Pizza

6/7: Apple’s HomePod Looks Beautiful But Doesn’t Think Different

6/7: Facial Recognition Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public

6/6: Privacy advocates decry proposal for surveillance cameras on San Jose streetlamps

6/5: Apple will keep conversations with Siri and HomePod a secret

6/2: Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

6/2: Your next JetBlue boarding pass might be your face

6/1: Man Sentenced To 180 Days In Jail For Refusing To Give Police His iPhone Passcode

6/1: Your Face or Fingerprint Could Soon Replace Your Plane Ticket

6/1: OneLogin Says Breach Exposed Ability To Decrypt Customer Data

5/31: EFF sues FBI for records of alleged informants at Best Buy

5/30: Essential Home is an Amazon Echo Competitor That ‘Puts Privacy First’

5/31 Nest’s newest home-security camera will use facial recognition to identify those it records

5/30: Defend yourself against ISP tracking in an Trump-era free-for-all

5/29: Amazon Echo, Google Home devices raise privacy rights questions

5/29: Wikipedia’s Switch To HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship

5/29: Internet of snitches: anyone who can sniff ‘Thing’ traffic knows what you’re doing

5/28: Walt Mossberg’s Last Column Calls For Privacy and Security Laws

5/28: How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself

5/28: Security Analyst Concludes Windows 10 Enterprise ‘Tracks Too Much’

5/27: Before you install the Amazon Video app on Android, read this

5/25: A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk

5/25: Google plan to link online behavior to offline shopping is creepy, even with privacy protections

5/24: Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

5/23: Ask Slashdot: ISPs That Respect Your Online Privacy?

5/23: Apple: We just got blitzed by US national security requests

5/20: Delta Airlines Tests Facial Recognition To Speed Up Baggage Check-In

5/20: This $60 security camera can recognize your ugly mug (video)

5/19: Federal Agents Used a Stingray To Track an Immigrant’s Phone

5/16: Glympse location sharing comes to Samsung TVs, lets users track friends, family, pizza from couch

5/14: Breathalyzer for texting in works as road deaths on rise

5/9: Beginners Guide to Threat Intelligence

5/9: How Privacy Became a Commodity for the Rich and Powerful

5/5: More Android phones than ever are covertly listening for inaudible sounds in ads

5/4: Why Your Rights Protect Your Password But Not Iris Scan (video)

5/3: NSA Reportedly Collected Americans’ Phone Records Even After Law Change

5/2017: Analysis: Amazon’s Alexa vs. Google’s Assistant: Same Questions, Different Answers

 

Local (PNW):

6/5: Snapchat parent Snap acquires location analytics startup Placed for more than $200M

6/5: Snooping on snoopers: UW researchers create new system to identify cellular surveillance devices

5/26: ACLU Asks City Council to Beef Up Privacy Protections on Smart Meters

5/12: Portland’s unconstitutional campaign against Uber (Guest opinion)

5/10: City Light’s Smart Meters Are Hitting the Grid This Summer. Is There Anything to Fear?

5/8: Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy

5/4: Seattle mayor issues new data privacy rules to prevent providers from selling customer information without permission

4/28: Portland may subpoena Uber over regulator-dodging ‘Greyball’ software

 

Govt (Fed):

6/16: How to write a meaningful FCC comment supporting net neutrality

6/15: What Do Spy Agencies Tell Foreign Governments About Americans?

6/15 Now the FTC wants a word with Uber

6/10: There’s a new internet-privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean ‘Facebook won’t be free’

6/9: Rep. Blackburn Wants Internet Privacy Rules Simplified(video)

6/7: NSA leaker bust gets weirder: Senator claims hacking is wider than leak revealed

6/7: Senator blows a fuse as US spies continue lying over spying program

6/7: Former US spy chief calls for ‘filtering’ of social media

6/6: NSA’s alleged leaker got tripped up by a secret printer feature

6/2: Pai guy not too privacy shy, says your caller ID can’t block IP, so anons go bye

6/1: Trump Administration Approves Tougher Visa Vetting, Including Social Media Checks

5/27: Investigation Demanded Over Fake FCC Comments Submitted By Dead People

5/26: Major US Tech Firms Press Congress For Internet Surveillance Reforms

5/24: A new privacy bill in Congress has some companies preparing for a long political fight

5/24: The Trump Administration Wants To Be Able To Track and Hack Your Drone

5/24: Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections

5/23: NSA takes one-two punch to the face

5/22: House GOP takes crack at ISP privacy bill

5/19: Hobbyist defeats FAA in battle over drone registration, but says the fight’s not over

5/19: GOP lawmaker who helped kill ISP privacy rules proposes new privacy rules

5/11: How Trump’s N.S.A. Came to End a Disputed Type of Surveillance

 

Govt (States & Cities):

6/19: Internet privacy: California bill would protect users from being secretly tracked

6/16: In Rhode Island, students and parents must let schools spy on them day and night through their laptops

6/6: Police In Oklahoma Have Cracked Hundreds of People’s Cell Phones

5/22: Class-action lawsuit alleges BART secretly collected passengers’ private information

5/19: Privacy, security among priorities for high-rise living (TX)

5/18: Nevada likely to become second state to require police body cameras

5/18: Alaska lawmakers approve REAL ID measure

5/17: House approves electronic data protection resolution (MI)

5/17: Southern Indiana Police Department to Resume Body Camera Use

5/12: Missouri passes bill to offer Real ID compliant licenses

5/8: California cop union opposes new bill that would thwart license plate readers

Policy & Opinion:

6/15: Editorial: Should police be able to buy spying equipment without telling anyone? No way

6/14: What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

6/7: Editorial: Update the 4th Amendment for a new communications age

6/6: Rather Than Russia, America Should Fear Itself

6/6: Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters

6/1: Information security policy on IoT – the Internet of Things

5/28: Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws

5/19: Corporate Surveillance Is Turning Human Workers Into Fungible Cogs

5/15: The Thinning Line Between Commercial and Government Surveillance

5/13: How Google Took Over the Classroom

5/12: I Want to Surrender to Cambridge Analytica

5/8: I Side With the ‘Bad Guys’ on Encryption

5/5: You Cannot Encrypt Your Face

5/1: Ebooks undermine your freedom and privacy

 

Overseas:

6/19: EU seeks to outlaw ‘backdoors’ in new data privacy proposals

6/19: Europe plans to have drone rules in place by 2019

6/19: Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware, report says

6/14: Abe Passes Controversial Bill Boosting Japan Surveillance Powers

6/13: Watchdog questions need for new counter-terrorism powers (UK)

6/9: India’s Top Court Delays Modi’s Plan to Link Taxes, Biometric ID

6/8: Spy commissioners: Did we audit our bulk data sharing with industry? Err… not exactly (UK)

6/7: Rustle up a privacy research project and ICO queen Liz will see you handsomely rewarded (UK)

6/7: Australia to float ‘not backdoors’ that behave just like backdoors to Five-Eyes meeting

6/5: Apple Helped U.K. Investigate Terrorist Attacks, CEO Says

6/2: Snapchat brings its hip round Spectacles to Europe

6/1: China’s Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect: What to Expect

5/31: UK surveillance law raises concerns security researchers could be ‘deputised’ by the state

5/23: No one’s noticed, but the Tories are quietly killing off the smart meter revolution (UK)

5/23: Microsoft Announces ‘Windows 10 China Government Edition’, Lets Country Use Its Own Encryption

5/17: Austrian Parliament Bans Full Facial Veils in Public

5/16: European Privacy Regulators Take Coordinated Action Against Facebook

5/15: DeepMind’s Access to U.K. Health Data Deemed `Inappropriate’

5/15: Never mind custody decisions, let’s AI up our police cars

5/15: Lib Dems promise to scrap mass snooping powers if elected (UK)

5/2: India’s controversial national ID scheme leaks fraud-friendly data for 130,000,000 people

5/1: Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth

5/2017: China Expected to Expand DNA Collection in Xinjiang

4/27: Champions League Final Police to Scan Soccer Fans’ Faces (UK)

 

Tech:

6/16: How self-driving cars could determine the future of policing

6/13: Exclusive: GE begins testing drones to inspect refineries, factories – executive

6/12: Google’s New Product Puts Peer Pressure to a Sunny Use

6/10: Oculus co-founder now focused on surveillance tech

6/8: The Next Security Risk May Be Your Vibrator

6/7: The New Chrome and Safari Will Reshape the Web

6/7: Andy Rubin Has a Plan to Smarten Up the Connected Home

6/6: Siri Finally Got Its Coming Out Party

6/5: Wowee, it’s Samsung’s next me-too AI gizmo: The Apple HomePod

6/5: How Apple Sees the Near Future

6/5: Apple HomePod speaker favors sound over Siri

6/3: Even If the Siri Speaker Sucks You’ll Want It

6/3: Network Time Protocol Hardened To Protect Users From Spying, Increase Privacy

5/30: Android creator Andy Rubin is back with Amazon Echo competitor and new Essential smartphone

5/30: Much-hyped Ara Blackphone LeEco Essential handset introduced

5/28: New Privacy Vulnerability In IOT Devices: Traffic Rate Metadata

5/25: T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices

5/24: DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines

5/24: A smart camera that can ID your car in less than a second

5/22: Privacy-Focused Debian-Based Tails 3.0 Reaches RC Status

5/13: How to escape the online spies

5/10: Study lays out privacy concerns that kids and parents have about toys that listen

5/8: Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

5/6: Survey: nearly half think it may be legal to install spyware on a family member’s devices

5/4: 235 apps attempt to secretly track users with ultrasonic audio

 

Books/Media/Misc:

6/13: Could Amazon’s Alexa Solve This Man’s Murder? (podcast)

6/1: Invent privacy & security adventures with Cryptomancer & Mozilla

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Privacy News Update, 5-20-17

May 20th, 2017 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update, 5-20-17

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5/21: Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook

5/20: Delta Airlines Tests Facial Recognition To Speed Up Baggage Check-In

5/18: What Twitter’s privacy changes mean for you

5/18: If you have a Twitter account, change these privacy settings now

5/16: ‘Alexa, what did I miss?’ Amazon introduces voice notifications

5/15: Never mind custody decisions, let’s AI up our police cars

5/14: Microsoft Wants To Monitor Your Workplace With AI, Computer Vision and the Cloud

5/12: Amazon Echo’s calling feature includes a major privacy flaw

5/6; Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Protest Law Imposing Huge Fines on “Conspirator” Organizations

5/5: How Burger King revealed the hackability of voice assistants

5/5: More Than Half of People Believe Using Spyware To Snoop On Family Members Is Legal, Study Finds

5/4: Real estate Q&A: Video surveillance allowed in condo’s common areas

5/4: Can smart-home tech stop a roommate from stealing your food?

5/3: ‘Sextortion’ case fuels legal debate over phone passwords

5/1: Ebooks undermine your freedom and privacy

4/30: Your data is priceless; that’s why some apps sell it

4/29: Stray WiFi Signals Could Let Spies See Inside Closed Rooms

4/27: What happens legally if you shoot someone’s drone out of the sky?

4/27: Can an app really track you after you delete it?

4/25: EFF study: ed-tech is spying on America’s kids and not telling them about it

4/24: 6 ways that ‘Big Brother’ technology in ‘The Circle’ is already happening

4/13: Easy ways to stop your gadgets from spying on you

 

Local (PNW):

5/16: Facing cost overruns, City Light quietly pares smart-meter project (Seattle)

5/7: Jive’s buyer responds to employee anxiety over workplace monitoring tool

5/5: Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business

5/5: Seattle Restored ISP Privacy Rules in the First Local Blow To Trump’s Rollback

5/4: Former councilman from Puyallup takes email privacy case to US Supreme Court

5/4: Privacy issues take center stage in Pullman drone discussion

5/3: New Seattle cable rule to protect internet data privacy

5/3: Parents upset by school district policy on seizing student phones to delete fight videos

5/2: Special session makes the Legislature seem like it’s in reruns

 

Govt (Fed):

5/19: America’s drone owner database grounded: FAA rules blown out of sky

5/19: Federal Agents Used a Stingray To Track an Immigrant’s Phone

5/11: Expiring Section 702 of FISA Helped US Conclude Russia Hacked Election To Help Trump, NSA Chief Says

5/5: Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Uber

5/5: Uncle Sam backs down on slurping passwords from US visa hopefuls

5/4: The U.S. government could soon ask visa applicants to share their social media profiles

5/3: NSA Collected Americans’ Phone Records Despite Law Change, Says Report

5/3: US asked that 1,934 Americans’ names be ‘unmasked’ in intel

5/2: NSA collected 151M phone records in 2016, despite law change

5/2: Net neutrality redux: The battle for an open net continues

4/29: The NSA no longer claims the right to read your email in case you’re talking about foreigners

4/28: Investigate Uber for phone tracking, consumer group tells FTC

4/12: Congress tackles major privacy, surveillance issues

3/31: Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears

3/30: Snoops may soon be able to buy your browsing history. Thank the US Congress

 

Govt (States & Cities):

5/2: NYPD Refuses to Disclose Information About Its Face Recognition Program, So Privacy Researchers Are Suing

5/2: Internet privacy effort in flux at Minnesota Legislature

5/2: Governor, attorney general to modernize wiretapping rules (MA)

4/27: Speed-camera trial for San Jose, San Francisco dies in Assembly

 

Policy & Opinion:

4/4: Trespassing on Internet privacy: Our view

 

Overseas:

5/18: Australian privacy commissioner flags new data mining rules for government agencies

5/18: Banking association calls for end of ‘screen-scraping’ (EU)

5/18: Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords (UK)

5/16: Facebook fined 150,000 euros for ‘massive’ data collection (France)

5/16: European Privacy Regulators Take Coordinated Action Against Facebook

5/16: German court set to rule on legality of IP address harvesting

5/15: Lib Dems pledge to end ‘Orwellian’ snooping powers in manifesto (UK)

5/11: Mozilla wants EU to slow down its ePrivacy Directive process

5/5: Leaked Document Reveals UK Plans For Wider Internet Surveillance

5/4: User Expresses Privacy Concerns After Software Update Replaces Default Phone App (Germany)

5/2: India’s controversial national ID scheme leaks fraud-friendly data for 130,000,000 people

4/29: Metadata fiasco shows need for parliamentary inquiry (Oz)

 

Tech:

5/21: Netgear Adds Support For “Collecting Analytics Data” To Popular R7000 Router

5/19: BlackBerry Working With Automakers On Antivirus Tool For Your Car

5/18: Waze Wants to Help You Hitch a Ride

5/12: HP Issues Fix For Keylogger Found On Several Laptop Models

5/11: Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops, Says Report

5/9: Apple buys Beddit, maker of sleep-tracking device

4/28: Apple, others want to tweak California’s self-driving car rules

4/28: Open Ports Create Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

4/7: 3 stealth ways to search the Web

 

Books/Media/Misc:

5/3: Posting about my son all over the internet (Status Update, Ep. 3) (podcast)