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

If only…..!

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Why bother burning books nobody reads? ….Despite the fact they are still RIGHT.

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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)

Privacy News Update: 4-30-17

April 30th, 2017 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update: 4-30-17 / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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4/30: How To Delete Your Data From Google’s ‘My Activity’

4/30: Taser Will Use Police Body Camera Videos “to Anticipate Criminal Activity”

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

4/28: Community comes out for immigration and privacy forum (Pasadena, CA)

4/28: Those ’10 concerts’ lists on Facebook are fun and/or annoying — but are they a privacy threat

4/28: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

4/28: NSA halts controversial email collection practice to preserve larger surveillance program

4/27: Why people get arrested for flying drones

4/27: Living With Technology: Listening and seeing everywhere

4/27: The Worst Lies From Yesterday’s Anti-Net Neutrality Speech

4/26: Your smart electricity meter could be a security risk

4/26: WikiLeaks Reveals the ‘Snowden Stopper’: CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers

4/26: Speaking in Tech: Google vs your privacy… part 73(4)iii(b)

4/26: Amazon Wants To Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom

4/24: How to protect your privacy at a protest

4/24: FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant

4/23: How your selfie could affect your life insurance

4/22: EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying On Students

4/21: Microsoft Improves Gmail Experience For Windows 10 Insiders, But There Are Privacy Concerns

4/21: Ambient Light Sensors Can Be Used To Steal Browser Data

4/20: Is Google is tracking you? Find out here

4/20: Mastercard is Building Fingerprint Scanners Directly Into Its Cards

4/19: We’re spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI

4/18: From Stone Age to Drone Age: Debt Collection Goes High-Tech

4/16: What you need to know about that latest NSA data dump

4/15: The apps to use if you want to keep your messages private

4/13: Free health apps laugh in the face of privacy, sell your wheezing data

4/12: Why Is This Wearable-Tech Company Helping College Teams Track How Often Athletes Sleep, Drink, And Have Sex?

4/11: An Algorithm That Hides Your Online Tracks With Random Footsteps

4/10: The Upcoming Privacy Battle Over Wearables in the NBA

4/8: Hacker Group Leaks ‘NSA’s Top Secret Arsenal of Digital Weapons’

4/7: Internet Privacy Explained For People Who Have Never Thought About Internet Privacy Before

4/7: Taser’s Latest Body Cams Push Is Unregulated, Unprecedented, and Disturbing

4/7: WikiLeaks Reveals Grasshopper, the CIA’s Windows Hacking Tool

4/7: 23andMe Wins FDA Approval to Sell Genetic Tests

4/6: Vast majority of Americans reject mass surveillance to thwart terrorist attacks

4/6: Facebook Messenger Now Analyzes Your Chats To Give You Recommendations

4/5: Microsoft Finally Reveals What Data Windows 10 Really Collects

4/5: Phony VPN Services Are Cashing In On America’s War On Privacy

4/3: Police Arrested This Cop Watch Activist—But Then Recorded Themselves by Accident

4/1: Wolverton: No perfect way to protect privacy

4/1: How To Protect Your Privacy Online

3/30: Verizon mandates pre-installed spyware for all its Android customers

3/29: Analysis: What loosened internet privacy rules mean for you

2/28: After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor

 

Local (PNW):

4/24: What evaluation or report was ever released on the effectiveness of the photo-enforcement program instituted a few years ago at a number of Seattle intersections? (scroll to middle of article)

4/24: Lawmakers’ Special Session To-Do List Is More Than McCleary

4/14: Washington state House committee approves internet privacy protections

4/14: Washington state passes bill to prevent sale of biometric data without consent

4/12: Washington state debates new privacy bills after Trump clears way for ISPs to sell personal data

4/9: State moves to protect online privacy in the Trump era

4/5: Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away

4/5: Online Trust Alliance merges with Internet Society to fight data security threats and privacy challenges

4/4: State lawmakers stand with the people on privacy protection

3/30: Oregon lawmaker who voted to roll back online privacy received donations from the telecom industry, report says

3/29: Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance

3/29: Here’s what the new internet privacy bill could mean for consumers and the Seattle region

 

Govt (Fed):

4/27: FCC Chief Opens Door to ‘Fast Lanes’ in Rollback of Web Rules

4/26: Trump’s first 100 days are not promising if you’re concerned about personal privacy

4/26: Trump’s FCC Has Begun Its Attack on Net Neutrality

4/24: NSA Blimp Spied in the United States

4/22: At Border Security Expo, Officials Dismiss Trump’s Wall: “I’ve Got 200-Foot Bluffs on My Border”

4/21: In Secret Court Hearing, Lawyer Objected to FBI Sifting Through NSA Data Like It Was Google

4/21: US surveillance court declined less than 2 per cent of applications

4/20: Border Officials Float Big Ideas for Mining Social Media

4/20: Nuh-uh, Google, you WILL hand over emails stored on foreign servers, says US judge

4/18: Stop asking people for their passwords, rights warriors yell at US Homeland Security

4/17: Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai is ‘one of the worst picks possible,’ Rep. Ro Khanna says

4/17: Congress is poking holes in a key Trump talking point about Obama-era surveillance

4/15: GOP Congressman Defending Privacy Vote: ‘Nobody’s Got To Use The Internet’

4/12: Suing to See the Feds’ Encrypted Messages? Good Luck

4/6: Activists vow to make ISP privacy sellout a “major issue” in the 2018 elections

4/6; You Are Now Paying Internet Companies to Sell Your Browsing History to Advertisers

4/5: FCC’s Ajit Pai Says Broadband Market Too Competitive For Strict Privacy Rules

4/5: A Fight to Restore the Constitution at Customs Checkpoints

4/4: Even Some Republicans Think Border Agents Shouldn’t Be Checking Your Phone Without a Warrant

4/4: As Trump signs away Americans’ digital privacy, it’s time to bring out the BS detector

4/4: Bill Would Stop Warrantless Border Device Searches of US Citizens

4/4: ‘Extreme Vetting’ Would Require Visitors To US To Share Contacts, Passwords

 

Govt (States & Cities):

4/30: Connecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentiality

4/28: AGs to privacy pros: It’s okay to come see us

4/26: Bill would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases (WI)

4/26: ACLU opposes Grand Rapids’ plans for license plate scanners

4/25: Sheriff’s office sets its eye on the sky(MI)

4/20: California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy

4/19: Rep. Gary Glenn makes smart choice on Smart Meters

4/18: Lawmakers signal a possible deal on Real ID bill(Minn)

4/15: Norwalk Police Department takes to social media(CT)

4/13: Legislation allowing warrantless student phone searches dies for now(CA)

4/13: UT police officers begin wearing body cameras

4/13: Video cameras coming to all schools(CT)

4/12: Sheriff’s department to launch drones in June (IL)

 

Policy & Opinion:

4/28: A Big Change in NSA Spying Marks a Win for American Privacy

4/21: Fearmongering at Homeland Security

4/17: Weirdly, Trump’s Right on Privacy

4/12: Mossberg: A plan to preserve the internet

4/2: Tech underestimates future demand for privacy: Bloomberg View analysis

4/1: Internet privacy furor previews coming war over net neutrality

3/28: Trump’s FCC Continues To Redefine The Public Interest As Business Interests

 

Overseas:

4/29: Encrypted WhatsApp Message Recovered From Westminster Terrorist’s Phone (UK)

4/27: Australian police: We illegally accessed journalist metadata

4/26: UK drops in World Press Freedom Index following surveillance and anti-espionage threats

4/26: British Cops Will Scan Every Fan’s Face At the Champions League Final

4/24: Japan secretly funneled hundreds of millions to the NSA, breaking its own laws

4/20: Trump’s lips sealed on surveillance, complains EU privacy chief

4/20: Google wants better international rules for data requests

4/19: Finland Aims to Fast-Track New Intelligence Laws to Avert Terrorism

4/11: China emerges as digital rights champion with new info privacy law

4/11: MyHealthRecord slammed in privacy uproar (Oz)

4/5: Canada’s RCMP National Police Force Reveals Use of Secretive Cellphone Surveillance Technology

3/16: How Kenyan spies and cops use electronic surveillance for illegal murder and torture squads

 

Tech:

4/27: Listen up, coaches: Watch out for hidden recording devices

4/26: Hyundai patches Blue Link app to remove vulnerabilities

4/24: Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

4/24: Uber Gets Sued Over Alleged ‘Hell’ Program To Track Lyft Drivers

4/24: Unroll.me ‘heartbroken’ after being caught selling user data to Uber

4/23: Uber Tried To Hide Its Secret IPhone Fingerprinting From Apple

4/23: Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally threatened to kick Uber out of the App Store

4/22: Google Maps finally introduces real-time location sharing, with time limits

4/21: Which Galaxy S8 unlock option is the most secure?

4/19: Bose Headphones Secretly Collected User Data, Lawsuit Reveals

4/18: Facebook wants you to stare even more at the real world through your phone camera

4/13: Roku-Enabled TVs Will Soon ‘Listen’ To Programs You’re Watching To Suggest Streaming Content

4/12: Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them

4/5: Lawyers win again in latest privacy class-action settlement

3/31: Verizon, AT&T, Comcast Say They Will Not Sell Customer Browsing Histories

3/30: DJI proposing “electronic license plates” for drones

3/15: WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser

 

Books/Media/Misc:

May/June issue: If You’re Reading About “The Circle” on Facebook, It’s Already Too Late

4/27: Review: Big Brother turns into a bit of a bore in ‘The Circle,’ and there’s not an app for that

4/27: Movie review: It’s not Big Brother who’s watching

4/26: An interview with Cory Doctorow on beating death, post-scarcity, and everything

4/23: Full transcript: Too Embarrassed to Ask tackles trust and privacy during the Trump administration (podcast)

4/15: 6 lessons ‘Ghost in the Shell’ can teach you about cybersecurity

4/3: VPN explained: A privacy primer — with robots and race cars (video)

Privacy News Update, 4-29-17

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4/6: Your Hair Now Reveals These Intimate Personal Details

3/17: This mortgage company aims to put user privacy first

3/17; Samsung S8 will use facial recognition for payments

3/16; Here are all the deals that Google’s AI lab DeepMind has made with the NHS

3/16: Once Again, Senator Wyden Wants To Know How Many Americans Are Being Surveilled By The NSA

3/14: IAPP members get new cookie compliance tool

3/14: The NSA’s foreign surveillance: 5 things to know

3/14: Google Assistant in Allo App Can Reveal Your Search History to Friends

3/13: Study: 90 percent of consumers have privacy concerns, but seek personalization

3/13: 7 Easy Ways to Stop Your Gadgets From Spying on You

3/13: Here’s what US Customs and Border Protection agents can and can’t do with your devices

3/13: ACLU: Facebook, Instagram publicly prohibit surveillance of users

3/13: You probably shouldn’t use public Wi-Fi — here’s what you should use instead

3/13: Berners-Lee cites privacy, fake news as biggest web concerns

3/10: EFF releases guide to help travelers protect privacy at the US border

3/9: Meet the sensors that could be watching while you work

3/8: With C.I.A. Hacking Revelations, How to Protect Your Devices

3/7: 8 tips to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

3/7: Here are 7 password tips to help improve your online security

3/7: Consumers are wary of smart homes that know too much

3/7: Amazon hands over Echo ‘murder’ data

3/7: If You Have A Smart TV, Take A Closer Look At Your Privacy Settings

3/6: Consumer Reports to consider cyber security in product reviews

3/6: Trumpocracy: Tracking the Creeping Authoritarianism of the 45th President

3/6: Design Jam to focus on privacy solutions

3/3: EFF: Data Collected From Utility Smart Meters Should Be Protected By The Fourth Amendment

3/3: ‘Smart billboards’ may be coming to a highway near you

3/2: Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

2/27: How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

2/23: How to scrub your private data from ‘people finder’ sites

2/14: Biometric tracking in the enterprise

1/20: Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy In Trump’s America

1/18: So You Want to Protest: A Beginner’s Guide

 

Local (PNW):

3/17: Ron Wyden Says Americans Deserve to Know How Many Citizens Are Being Watched by Big Brother

3/15: City Of Tacoma To Pay $50,000 To Privacy Activist For Over-Redacting FBI’s Stingray Non-Disclosure Agreement

3/16: How smart cities are leading the charge for transportation and tech infrastructure

3/7: Washington CPO releases open-source privacy-law app

2/27: Council OKs Police Body Cams Despite Concerns

1/25: Sawant Blasts Secret Federal Surveillance Cameras on Seattle Utility Poles

 

Govt (Fed):

3/18: Privacy rights at border draw scrutiny under Trump immigration crackdown

3/17: Popped Pimp May Uncork Warrant Protection for Cellphone Location

3/16: U.S. judge rejects Google email scanning settlement

3/16: House bill would circumvent genetic privacy protections

3/16: Sen. Wyden, Rep. Lieu write to DHS over SS7 concerns

3/16: Markey, Welch propose legislation to regulate drone data collection

3/16: Spy Agency Requests Aren’t in Trump Budget Proposal

3/15: Advertising trade groups tell Congress to dump FCC privacy rules

3/14: FTC releases video on its alignment with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

3/10: Senator Asks DNI Nominee Coats for Answers on Section 702 Use

3/10: The House GOP is pushing a bill that would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

3/9: U.S. Congress may overturn Obama internet privacy rules

3/9: Bloomberg wins privacy case under section 32 of the Data Protection Act

3/9: Florida senator demands answers from Spiral Toys after cloud hack

3/9: ACLU challenges Facebook search warrant

3/9: CIA leaks bolster case for privacy treaty: UN expert

3/8: FBI Director Comey: “There Is No Such Thing As Absolute Privacy In America”

3/8: Comey: Strong encryption “shatters” privacy-security bargain

3/8: Republicans Starting to Think the NSA Has Too Much Surveillance Power

3/6: PCLOB’s future may be in serious jeopardy

3/6: Trump Administration Wants A Clean Reauthorization For NSA Surveillance

3/3: The data tool helping enforce Trump’s new immigration policies

3/3: US Congress Says NSA Still Hasn’t Revealed How Many Americans It Spied On

3/2: House Judiciary Committee considers reauthorizing Section 702 — cautiously

3/1: U.S. FCC blocks stricter broadband privacy rules from taking effect

3/1: White House supports renewal of spy law without reforms: official

2/27: New FCC Chairman Plans To Block Privacy Regulations

2/22: Federal Bill Introduced To Add A Warrant Requirement To Stingray Deployment

2/16: US legislation revived to curb warrantless geolocation tracking

 

Govt (States & Cities):

3/17: Maine senators ask Trump to repeal REAL ID elements

3/15: Kentucky Supreme Court to weigh privacy concerns with license plate readers

3/10: Survey rates states with best online privacy protections

3/9: Mass. lawmakers push for restrictions on use of sensitive driver data

3/8: Court Tells Cops They Can’t Use GPS Data Gathered After Suspect They Were Tracking Sold The Vehicle

3/3: New Orleans’ Police Use Of Body Cameras Brings Benefits And New Burdens

3/1: Judge allows facial recognition suit against Google to proceed

2/28: The shifting definition of personal information

 

Policy & Opinion:

4/11: REASONABLE DATA SECURITY? I GOT YOUR REASONABLE DATA SECURITY RIGHT HERE

4/4: There’s Nowhere to Hide on the Internet

3/18: Transparency is for government, privacy is for people

3/16; Tech in the Trump Era: Regulating Privacy, Immigration, Ethics

3/16: 10 Reasons You Should Still Worry About NSA Surveillance

3/16: Reining In Warrantless Wiretapping of Americans (research report)

3/6: ‘On Tyranny’ Explores New Threats Facing American Political System

3/6: Privacy pros and the ethics of big data tech

3/3: Privacy issues in 2017

3/3: What privacy pros can take away from Uber’s Greyball

2/21: True privacy online is not viable

2/15 Voice Privacy Experts: Careful, We’re Bugging Ourselves

 

Overseas:

4/11: Yahoo U.S. Email Surveillance Bothers EU Privacy Chiefs

4/10: U.K. Privacy Office Seeks Feedback on European Profiling Rules

3/17: ICO close to concluding investigation into DeepMind-NHS partnership (UK)

3/17: Agency monitors social media of citizens making large financial transactions

3/17: Albrecht: ePrivacy Regulation a step in right direction, but more work needed

3/17: House of Commons passes Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

3/16: New Zealand privacy commissioner proposes Privacy Act updates

3/16: Singapore PDPC newsletter talks enforcement issues, annual report

3/16: UK surveillance camera commissioner warns of big data, surveillance merging

3/16: Germany approves amendments placing greater emphasis on surveillance

3/15: Privacy commissioner investigating Canada Border Services Agency over electronic media searches

3/14: Mexico’s new public-sector privacy law

3/10: CIA surveillance dump could reveal Canadian snooping secrets

3/10: Germany surveillance: Security trumps privacy as video bill passed

3/10: APEC’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules set to ‘take off’(Asia-Pac)

3/10: EU reassured on U.S. privacy directive – source

3/9: Op-ed: Privacy needs to be priority with Aadhaar system(India)

3/9: PCPD releases compliance guide for privacy ordinance as an e-book(Hong Kong)

3/7: Google reported by Danish watchdog for unlimited data storage

3/3: The drones tracking wealthy officials (Ukraine)

3/3: Canadian airports to begin using facial recognition technology

3/3: When is data ‘about’ an individual?(Oz)

3/2: Government denies additional census privacy suggestions (Oz)

2/27: China Orders Every Vehicle In Region Troubled By Ethnic Unrest To Be Fitted With Satnav Tracker

2/10: UK Police Spy On Journalists At Small Town Paper, Gather One Million Minutes Worth Of Call Data

 

Tech:

4/3: Future Teens Will Probably Have Better Fake IDs Than We Did

3/16: Why GM invites ethical hackers to try and hack its cars

3/16: Samsung just accidentally confirmed a huge Galaxy S8 feature

3/16: Swatch to launch Swiss smartwatch operating system by 2018

3/15: Can a sex toy spy on you?

3/15: Intel bets on selling Mobileye data, with maps a first test

3/14: Facebook bars developers from using data for surveillance

3/13: Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

3/10: Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks

3/10: Cadillac’s new sedan will be the first V2V car on the market

3/9: IBM technology moves even closer to human speech recognition parity

3/9: Your Hot Hands Can Give Away Your Smartphone PIN

3/8: Biometric monitors bring fresh privacy concerns to pro sports

3/7: Nest Adds Two-Step Verification for Users

3/3: This app uses machine learning to help users find the best privacy settings

3/1: Carnegie Mellon seeks orgs to sponsor privacy engineering projects

2/28: There’s one big problem with voice assistants — Amazon and Google are racing to fix it

2/28: AT&T and GE are planning to deploy smart streetlights

2/9: Google Has Sent Android App Developers A Privacy Ultimatum

 

Books/Media/Misc:

3/16: On the Wire Podcast: Chris Camacho

3/15: Opposing Views on What to Do About the Data We Create

3/14: Turow discusses new book on surveillance and shopping

3/9: Web con: ‘Introduction to US Privacy Law’ (webinar)

3/8: ‘The Privacy Paradox’ challenges listeners to take control (podcast)

3/7: Digital Natives or Digital Exiles? (BBC Panel Discussion)

3/3: Howard Schmidt: Defender of security and privacy

3/3: Harvard researchers release ‘Open Data Privacy Playbook’

3/1: On the Wire Podcast: Gary McGraw

2/27: Privacy Paradox: How To Gain More Control Over Your Data (podcast)

Privacy News Update, 4-2-17

April 2nd, 2017 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update, 4-2-17 / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Featured:

4/2: Verizon Insists That It Isn’t Going to Install Spyware on All of Its Android Phones

3/31: How Not to Protect Your Privacy Online

3/30: Can Amazon’s Alexa Be Your Friend?

3/30: The Founding Fathers Encrypted Secret Messages, Too

3/29: What the repeal of online privacy protections means for you

3/29: How to Hide Your Browsing History From Your Snooping ISP

3/28: How I Let Disney Track My Every Move

3/24: Who Owns Your Face?

3/24: How Do Google, Apple and More Stack Up When it Comes to Protecting Your Privacy?

3/24: How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

3/24: Instagram adds two-factor authentication, security features

3/24: Google wants to reassure you about government-backed hackers

3/23: Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it

3/23: Molecules on your cellphone can be used to invade your privacy

3/22: 11 Amazing — and Surprising — Uses of Facial Recognition Technology

3/22: Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines

3/22: Google Maps will now let you share your location, creating a whole new set of privacy concerns

3/22: Good News: Android’s Huge Security Problem Is Getting Less Huge

3/21: Encryption Won’t Stop Your Internet Provider From Spying on You

3/21: Crossing the Border? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Data From Searches

3/21: DNS lookups can reveal every web page you visit, says German boffin

3/20: What creepy stuff will your ISP do once the FCC allows them to spy on your internet usage?

3/20: Creating Technology by the People, for the People

3/17: An under-appreciated threat to your privacy: Security software

3/16: How smart cities are leading the charge for transportation and tech infrastructure

3/15: Federal privacy laws won’t necessarily protect you from spying drones

3/14: Scott McNealy: Your data is safer with marketers than governments

3/14: 18 Ways to Make Your Online Accounts More Secure

3/13: Google’s Allo app can reveal to your friends what you’ve searched

3/13: Government Snooping: In Real Life, It’s A Problem. On TV, It’s A Solution.

3/13: Facebook Pinky Swears It Won’t Let Anyone (Other Than Facebook) Surveil You

3/11: The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril on 28th anniversary

3/9: EFF presents: a guide to protecting your data privacy when crossing the US border

3/9: Your Hot Hands Can Give Away Your Smartphone PIN

3/1: How to Delete Your Online Existence, But Save All Your Data

2/28: After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor

2/16: Firefox Focus: The privacy browser

2/15: How to Secure Your Home From Corporate Snoopers

2/15: The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone

2/14: The Best Encrypted Chat App Now Does Video Calls Too

2/12: How to legally cross a US (or other) border without surrendering your data and passwords

2/9: Surveillance in Silicon Valley is hard to avoid

2/5: Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API

2/4: The FBI Is Building a National Watchlist That Gives Companies Real-Time Updates on Employees

1/26: 14 ways to keep your data safe on Data Privacy Day

1/25: 3 Document “To Do’s” to Protect Your Data Privacy

1/20: Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy In Trump’s America

1/6: Why Bosses Can Track Their Employees 24/7

11/15: How to pick the right secure messaging app for you

 

Local:

3/29: Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance

3/29: Washington gets extension on complying with federal ID law

3/29: Body-camera plan for Seattle police stalls over when officers can view video

3/22: At Flights & Rights, the ACLU Delivers a Literal Bar Exam

3/22: Tacoma hit with another fine for withholding Stingray record

3/21: Big cities see early benefits from the Internet of Things, and grapple with ongoing challenges

3/20: Boy meets artificial girl: My son got an Echo Dot, and here’s what he’s saying to Amazon’s Alexa

3/19: Navigating the age of kids and smartphones

3/8: Toothy smiles prohibited on Idaho driver’s licenses

3/3: Oregon lawmakers push to protect pot users’ info from US

3/1: Pullman council hears pitch for police drones

2/27: Seattle will give all police officers body-worn police cameras, despite privacy and discretion concerns

2/25: Don’t track drivers

1/24: Sawant moves to curb federal surveillance

12/20: What every website knows about you

 

Govt:

3/31: Court overturns probation condition limiting use of devices that contain ‘any encryption … software’

3/24: Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy

3/24: Tech Roundup: A Senate Vote Is Not the Final Word on Internet Privacy

3/24: Police officer accused of tracking ex with GPS

3/24: Maine ID bill gets key committee vote

3/24 Judge rejects challenge to Massachusetts wiretapping law

3/23: Senate Republicans voted today to kill federal privacy rules

3/23: C.I.A. Developed Tools to Spy on Mac Computers, WikiLeaks Disclosure Shows

3/23: Feds: We’re Pulling Data From 100 Phones Seized During Trump Inauguration

3/22: Congress To Get More Money To Scrutinize Government Surveillance and Spies

3/22: Bevin signs law allowing new drivers’ licenses

3/21: Top NSA Official Says Telephone Surveillance Should Have Been Disclosed

3/21: Legal Aid argues in court over release of NYPD data

3/21: State bill requiring California police to disclose surveillance equipment clears its first hurdle

3/20: Trump’s Russian Imbroglio Prompts Republican Rethink on Surveillance Law

3/17: Police in Minn. got search warrant for everyone who Googled person’s name

3/16: We’ve Brought These Stupid ‘Internet of Things’ Hacks Upon Ourselves

3/16: Legislators Want Trump to Repeal ‘Draconian’ ID Standards

3/15: CBP conducted more device searches at the border in Feb than in all of 2015

3/14: Secret Police Possible at Arkansas Capitol, Perhaps Colleges

3/12: A lesson from the CIA WikiLeaks dump: Encryption works

3/12: How The FBI Used Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance

3/11: Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

3/10: America’s spooks want Congress to extend massive spying powers but still won’t answer Congress’s basic questions

3/9: Bill would strip privacy protections from California students and teachers

3/9: FBI’s James Comey: ‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America’

3/8: TSA warns police agencies about its new airport pat-downs

3/8: WikiLeaks: Here’s how the CIA hacks your phones, TVs and PCs

3/8: Bill offering new drivers’ licenses clears Kentucky House

3/8: GOP senators’ new bill would let ISPs sell your Web browsing data

3/7: Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying

3/7: I spy with an iPhone: What tech’s open to the CIA?

3/7: Amazon hands over Alexa data in Arkansas hot tub murder case, but 1st Amendment questions remain

3/6: Microsoft Azure adds new data analytics, voice and facial recognition to its government cloud

2/24: Federal magistrate judge in Illinois rules that being forced to unlock your phone with a fingerprint could violate your rights

2/15: Bipartisan bill seeks warrants for police use of ‘stingray’ cell trackers

2/9: Microsoft Is Winning a Battle Against Government Surveillance

2/8: US Customs Won’t Tell Me Why It Seized Some Poetry Books

1/28: Twitter Releases FBI’s Potentially Unconstitutional Requests

1/24: New Mexico Legislators Looking To Add Warrants To The Stingray Mix, Curb Electronic Surveillance

1/18: Obama’s most enduring legacy may be the establishment of the modern US surveillance state

 

Policy:

3/27: The Coming Battle Over Surveillance

3/25: Perks, pitfalls of removing yourself from social media

3/24: Republicans Are Hellbent on Killing Off Internet Privacy Protections. Why?

3/24: Online privacy rights going, going …

3/17: Aboard the Genetic-Testing Freakout Bandwagon

3/17: How To Fight for Your Rights and Privacy Online

3/15: The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us

3/15: If vendors cannot keep a phone updated, why trust them with your household items?

3/14: UK public faces mass invasion of privacy as big data and surveillance merge

3/12: We have too many passwords. We only need one trusted, strong online identity.

3/9: TVs spying on us is just the tip of the iceberg. Is Congress ready to act?

2/5: Why the ‘smart’ employee trend should worry us

 

Overseas:

3/22: Coppers ‘persistently’ breach data protection laws with police tech (UK)

3/21: Home Office admits it’s preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance (UK)

3/21: No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme

3/21: UK Testing Out Drone Army to Beef Up Its Already Insane Surveillance State

3/19: Chinese Learn the Value of Privacy

3/16: Canada’s privacy watchdog probes US border phone seizures

3/16: Canada passed new laws making it even harder to fly drones for fun

3/15: India ID Program Wins World Bank Praise Despite ‘Big Brother’ Fears

3/14: New strategy to curb officials’ drone, phone and CCTV snoop jollies- (UK)

3/9: When will MPs do their jobs and protect our privacy? (UK)

2/24: Police told to delete on request millions of images of innocent people (UK)

2/9: Canadian Privacy in the Age of Trump

2/7: Did a Canadian Court Just Establish a New Right to be Forgotten?

1/11: Germany, France and the UK are moving the EU to continuous, unaccountable, warrantless mass surveillance

12/29: UK Councils Used Massive Surveillance Powers To Spy On… Excessively Barking Dogs & Illegal Pigeon Feeding

 

Tech:

3/24: When Fingerprints Are as Easy to Steal as Passwords

3/22: Starbucks teams up with Ford and Amazon to allow in-car orders via Alexa

3/21: New Technology Combines Lip Motion and Passwords For User Authentication

3/21: Microsoft’s Edge Was Most Hacked Browser At Pwn2Own 2017, While Chrome Remained Unhackable

3/17: Can a high-tech ski cap read my mind or tell me when I’m sick?

3/14: Recode Daily: Why Intel is spending $15 billion to get inside self-driving tech

3/7: What’s really in that Dropbox? Onehub enters data loss prevention market with Marshal scanning tool

2/7: AI Without the Costly GPU Chips? Seattle Startup Xnor.ai Sees a Way

 

Books/Media/Misc:

3/11: Charming animated short on The Power of Privacy

1/28/16: The Power of Privacy – film

1/20: 7 (more) security TED Talks you can’t miss

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Privacy News update, 3-4-17

March 4th, 2017 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News update, 3-4-17

Special focus: How to protect your digital data when coming into the US

The Register’s guide to protecting your data when visiting the US

A Guide to Getting Past Customs With Your Digital Privacy Intact (WIRED)

‘If a border agent asks you to unlock your phone, do you have to comply?’

Federal agents can search your phone at the US border — here’s how to protect your personal information

 

Featured:

3/2: US Congress to NSA: How many Americans do you illegally spy on?

3/1: Who will banish spy-cam drones from US skies? The FAA doesn’t want to do it. EPIC disagrees

2/24: Pai, Pai, Mr American spy: FCC supremo rips up privacy protections for broadband punters

2/23: Amazon goes to court to stop US murder cops turning Echoes into Big Brother house spies

2/21: ‘Hey, Homeland Security. Don’t you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border’

2/19: Used Cars Can Still Be Controlled By Their Previous Owners’ Apps

2/19: Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think

2/18: Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

2/17: US visitors must hand over Twitter, Facebook handles by law – newbie Rep starts ball rolling

2/16: Corpse of US anti-spying law unearthed, reanimated, pushed blinking into the sunlight

2/15: OK, it’s time to talk mass spying again: America’s Section 702 powers are up for renewal

2/15: Bipartisan bill seeks warrants for police use of ‘stingray’ cell trackers

2/12: US-Born NASA Scientist Detained At The Border Until He Unlocked His Phone

2/12: Three Privacy Groups Challenge The FBI’s Malware-Obtained Evidence

2/11: Russia Considers Returning Snowden to U.S. to ‘Curry Favor’ With Trump: Official

2/10: Judge green lights Microsoft vs Uncle Sam gag order case

2/9: Surveillance in Silicon Valley is hard to avoid

2/9: Facebook takes search warrant challenge to NY’s top court

2/4: The FBI Is Building a National Watchlist That Gives Companies Real-Time Updates on Employees

2/3: Mesh networking: Why it’s coming to a home or office near you

2/3: Privacy 101: How to encrypt your iPhone in one minute

2/2: Google Adds New Protections to G Suite

2/2: Best Google Chrome productivity, privacy and security extensions (February 2017)

2/1: 6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

2/1: The Cyborg Bill of Rights v1.0

1/31: Firefox Focus: The privacy browser

1/30: Privacy worries are on the rise, new poll of U.S. consumers shows

1/26: BRIEF-Facebook Inc says introducing new privacy basics

1/26: 14 ways to keep your data safe on Data Privacy Day

1/24: New Mexico Legislators Looking To Add Warrants To The Stingray Mix, Curb Electronic Surveillance

1/24: Lavabit Launches New Encrypted Email System

1/24: Firefox Starts Marking Insecure Pages That Send Sensitive Data

1/23: The Demon Voice That Can Control Your Smartphone

1/23: CIA Slightly Scales Back Its Domestic Surveillance Powers In First Major Policy Update In Over 30 Years

1/20: Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy In Trump’s America

1/19: You still can’t turn off Windows 10’s built-in spyware

1/19: Encrypted email service ProtonMail is now accessible over Tor

1/18: Obama’s most enduring legacy may be the establishment of the modern US surveillance state

1/18: Drone photography company to pay $200,000 fine

1/17: Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop, Track Car Locations For More Than 15 Years

1/13: Obama’s Parting Blow Against Privacy

1/13: WhatsApp Encryption Has a “Backdoor”, Facebook Says It’s “Expected Behavior”

1/12: Just in Time for Trump, the NSA Loosens Its Privacy Rules

1/12: Clip Amazon Echo’s ears with a home-brewed ‘kill switch’

1/11: The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student’s Every Move

1/11: Germany, France and the UK are moving the EU to continuous, unaccountable, warrantless mass surveillance

1/10: Uber to share data to help ease city congestion

1/9: George Washington University Law School launches the Cybersecurity Law Initiative

1/6: Why Bosses Can Track Their Employees 24/7

1/4: Cable companies are pushing to repeal Obama-era Internet privacy rules

1/4: 5 shocking new threats to your personal data

1/3: Amazon Echo search warrant could spur new prosecution methods, expert says

1/3: Facebook just got a lot better at knowing exactly what is in your photos

1/3: Tor Browser Adds Sandbox

12/31: Your smart meter is very secure (against you) and very insecure (against hackers)

12/27: A Murder Case Highlights The Amazon Echo’s Big Privacy Concerns

12/21: Uber’s Latest Update Is Even Creepier Than Its Last One

12/20: What every website knows about you

12/20: James Clapper’s Office To Finally Reveal NSA’s ‘Incidental Collection’ Numbers

12/20: How to Safely Delete Private Data Forever

12/20: Where Trump stands on the surveillance state

12/12: Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise

 

Local:

2/22: Blundering Boeing bod blabbed spreadsheet of 36,000 coworkers’ personal details in email

2/10: New bill would allow Idahoans choices on Real ID compliance

12/28: Seattle police officers to start wearing body cameras

 

Govt:

2/16: Oklahoma House passes measure to comply with REAL ID Act

2/14: Nevada lawmaker seeks precautionary ban on human microchips

2/11: NYPD planning 23,000 body cameras

2/10: Senators Push Trump Administration for Clarity on Privacy Act

2/9: Trump’s Cybersecurity Chief Could Be a ‘Voice of Reason’

2/8: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids police body cameras policies differ

2/6: House passes bill updating email privacy protections

2/6: Passing the Email Privacy Act Has Never Been More Urgent

2/5: Google, unlike Microsoft, must turn over foreign emails: U.S. judge

2/3: If Donald Trump still uses a Galaxy S3, that’s a big problem

2/2: Goodlatte: Updates needed to ECPA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

1/31: Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers

1/31: Gorsuch Might Play Key Role In Cell Phone Privacy Issues If Confirmed To The Supreme Court

1/31: With net neutrality pretty much dead in the US, your privacy is next

1/31: Bill mandates Baltimore police report surveillance tactics

1/30: Former NSA lawyer says US border plans to demand tourists’ browser history, phone data would be unlawful

1/30: Ransomware Took Down Washington DC CCTV Days Before Trump’s Inauguration

1/30: Twitter releases FBI data requests amid court battle over constitutional rights

1/28: FBI request for Twitter account data may have overstepped legal guidelines

1/27; Montana senators seek REAL ID waiver

1/27: Want to track cellphones? Get a warrant, lawmakers say

1/27: Intelligence agency opens $325,000 advanced, automated fingerprint gathering competition

1/26: Expect renewed push for encryption backdoors from Trump administration

1/26: The NSA Has Found a New Way to Categorically Deny FOIA Requests

1/26: Executive Order Excludes Non-US Persons From Privacy Act Protections

1/25: Lawmakers Push Bill to Study Vehicle Software Security

1/24: Trump’s Attorney General Pick Wants to Give Cops Encryption Backdoors

1/24: Pompeo sworn in as CIA chief amid opposition from surveillance critics

1/24: Microsoft victory in overseas email seizure case is upheld

1/23: New York bill aims to limit police use of ‘stingray’ phone surveillance

1/18: Scientists Needn’t Get A Patient’s Consent To Study Blood Or DNA

1/18: Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone

1/17: Expansion of National Security Letter Use Dropped From Intelligence Bill

1/13: Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

1/13: Rules for body cameras are left to local police departments as lawmakers struggle to pass statewide regulations (California)

1/10: Privacy legislation reintroduced for email older than 180 days

1/7: FBI Refuses to Say Who Hacked San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone

1/7: Trump Picks Surveillance Advocate & Google Lobbyist As Intelligence Czar

12/29: FDA Sets Guidance on Medical Device Security

12/23: City Passes Ordinance Mandating CCTV Surveillance By Businesses, Including Doctors And Lawyers Offices

12/22: US Government Alleges Edward Snowden Is Talking With Russian Spy Agencies

11/25: Fremont police bought software to monitor social media posts, users

 

Policy:

3/1: US-Europe Privacy Shield not worth the paper it’s printed on – civil liberties groups

2/5: Why the ‘smart’ employee trend should worry us

1/31: If you want privacy you need to run Linux

1/26: Data Privacy Day: Will you ever have control of your personal info?

1/26: Americans “divided” on giving feds access to encrypted messages

1/22: Surveillance has gone too far. The jig is up

1/19: The open internet is under threat, according to a new report — and it needs your help

1/17: Amazon Echo Murder Case Is No Apple-FBI Encryption Battle

1/13: The Guardian view on internet privacy: technology can’t fix it

1/12: How Encrypted Chat Apps Like Signal Risk Ratting Out Whistleblowers

1/11: The Geek Squad and the Fourth Amendment

11/11: Wolverton: Google Home, Amazon Echo mix convenience with creepiness

1/10: Is it time to hold police officers accountable for constitutional violations?

1/10: Strengthening Protection of Patient Medical Data

1/5: Let’s not stack the deck against consumers and innovators by rolling back the Open Internet Order

12/30: Would you wear a Fitbit for work?

12/22: Looking back at privacy in 2016

11/16: Edward Snowden Is a Fucking Idiot

11/7: Smart Cities Require Smart Policy

 

Overseas:

2/28: Revealed: UK councils shrug at privacy worries, strap on body cams

2/28: Privacy watchdog to probe Oz gov’s right to release personal info ‘to correct the record’ (Australia)

2/25: Brit cops can keep millions of mugshots of innocent folks on file

2/18: Should International Travelers Leave Their Phones At Home?

2/17: German watchdog tells parents to destroy Wi-Fi-connected doll over surveillance fears

2/17: Smash up your kid’s Bluetooth-connected Cayla ‘surveillance’ doll, Germany urges parents

2/14: India’s Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable

2/10: Get orf the air over moi land Irish farmer roars at drones

2/10: Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies

2/10: Scottish court issues damages to couple over distress caused by neighbour’s use of CCTV

2/7: British Rail Companies Plan Iris Scan And Fingerprint Biometric Ticketing

2/3: Ontario’s privacy commissioner says big data needs new privacy legislation (Canada)

2/3: Federal contractors required to submit fingerprints to RCMP (Canada)

2/3: Pay system problems force public servants to use Privacy Act (Canada)

2/3: Canada pushing back against Trump’s biometric screening plan

2/2: May’s Home Office put former NHS head ‘under immense pressure’ to share health data (UK)

2/1: Japanese court rejects demand to remove web search result – media

1/30: German consumer groups sue WhatsApp over privacy policy changes

1/30: Amidst Increased Government Surveillance, Chinese Internet Users Finally Gain Important Online Privacy Protections

1/26: Trump signs ‘no privacy for non-Americans’ order – what does that mean for rest of us?

1/25: UK Government Refuses To Impose Privacy Rules On Surveillance Cameras In Hospitals

1/24: French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016

1/24: Australia plans biometric border control

1/18: Russia extends Edward Snowden’s asylum, giving him a path to citizenship

1/17: Indian privacy case against WhatsApp gains momentum

1/9: Liberty Human Rights wants to raise £10,000 to help it derail the government’s mass surveillance plans (UK)

1/12: Police should need warrants to search mobile phones, say campaigners (UK)

1/6: Belgium Wants EU Nations To Collect And Store Personal Data Of Train, Bus And Boat Passengers

1/2: France gives workers ‘right to disconnect’ from office email

1/2017: Pakistan Online Privacy (video)

12/29: UK Councils Used Massive Surveillance Powers To Spy On… Excessively Barking Dogs & Illegal Pigeon Feeding

12/21: European Court Of Justice Rules Against UK’s Mass Surveillance Program

11/30: U.S. border agents stopped journalist from entry and took his phones (Canada)

 

Tech:

3/1: Polls? How very 2016. Now Google Street View AI scanner can predict how people will vote

3/1: CloudPets’ woes worsen: Webpages can turn kids’ stuffed toys into creepy audio bugs

2/27: Autonomous cars are about to do to transport what the internet did to information

2/22: Privacy concerns over gaps in eBay crypto

2/17: Researchers discover security problems under the hood of automobile apps

2/16: Former NSA techies raise $8m for their data governance startup

2/16: Android Phone Hacks Could Unlock Millions of Cars

2/15: Privacy browser Cliqz has acquired the ad and tracking blocker Ghostery

2/13: Encrypted Email Is Still a Pain in 2017

2/10: Mission possible: Self-destructing phones are now a reality

2/6: Vizio to Pay $2.2 Million for Collecting Smart TV User Data Without Consent

2/6: Millions of smart TVs were apparently spying on their owners

2/5: Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API

1/30: Silent Circle Rolls Out Update to Brick Non-Genuine Blackphone Units

1/27: Apple’s Siri chief joins Partnership on A.I. board

1/20: Security experts fear Meitu, the hugely popular anime-makeover app

1/18: Alexa revisited: Reflections on living with Amazon’s assistant

1/16: 4 Computer Security Threats You Might Not Be Protecting Against

1/12: THE IoT 101 REPORT: Your essential guide to the Internet of Things

1/11: Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection

1/6: Alexa Just Conquered CES. The World Is Next

1/5: Sandpoint’s Qkey, which puts online security in a user’s hands, shown at CES

12/26: Car Hacking Is a Thing, but Are You Really in Danger?

12/15: For privacy and security, change these iOS 10 settings right now

12/13: Why Google, Microsoft and Amazon Love the Sound of Your Voice

12/8: Maker of Internet of Things-connected vibrator will settle privacy suit

12/5: The flowering of voice control leads to a crop of security holes

11/16: Just-Outed NSA Surveillance Site Is Also A SimCity Mod

 

Books/Media/Misc:

1/30: Privacy Paradox: What You Can Do About Your Data Right Now (podcast)

1/23: Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen talk about the ‘scary’ side of social media that inspired their new movie

1/20: 7 (more) security TED Talks you can’t miss

1/7: State of surveillance: privacy in Donald Trump’s America – tech podcast

When Number Six Failed….

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