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Privacy News Update, Jan 2019

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1-31: Appeals Court: Police Do Not Need A Reason To Place Americans On A Suspicious Person List

1-31: Apple’s Empty Grandstanding About Privacy

1-31: The doorbells have eyes: Privacy battle brews over home security cameras

1-31: Google Blocked Some Ads. It Wants to Prevent You From Blocking the Rest.

1-30: Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

1-30: Facebook revenue soars despite growing privacy concerns

1-30: Tech Group Favors Privacy Bill That Preempts Tougher State Laws

1-30: Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

1-30: Apple hits back at Facebook for privacy-invasive VPN targeted at teens

1-30: Facebook shuts controversial program to pay Apple users for data

1-29: Walgreens, Nestlé, Coors And More Use Iris-Tracking Cameras To Spy On Shoppers

1-29: The 5G Protocol May Still Be Vulnerable to IMSI Catchers

1-29: How should we regulate facial-recognition technology?

1-29: New map sheds light on global data protection

1-29: A Bounty Hunter Tracked a Phone for $300. Now Comes the Lawsuit

1-28: Android Q might ship with more privacy protections

1-28: Artificial intelligence could identify you and your health history from your step tracker

1-28: Artificial Intelligence Is Already Sending People To Jail — And Getting It Wrong

1-28: Google’s Sidewalk Labs Plans to Package and Sell Location Data on Millions of Cellphones

1-28: The Case of the Bumbling Spy: A Watchdog Group Gets Him on Camera

1-28: Exclusive: Snapchat Weighs What Was Once Unthinkable-Permanent Snaps

1-25: Just keep slurping: HMRC adds two million taxpayers’ voices to biometric database (UK)

1-25: How To See What Facebook, Google, And Twitter Know About You

1-25: Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

1-24: Report finds friends have a lot to do with personal privacy

1-24: Period-Tracking Apps Are Monetizing Women’s Extremely Personal Data

1-24: Autonomic CEO Gavin Sherry on Mobility, China, and Data Privacy

1-24: Amazon is pushing facial-recognition technology that a new study says could be biased

1-23: Big Tech went big on lobbying spending and privacy advocates are concerned

1-22: In the Rush to Join the Smart Home Crowd, Buyers Should Beware

1-22: EU Privacy Law Snares Its First Tech Giant: Google

1-21: Do you need a digital license plate? One startup thinks so

1-21: The Nazis and your privacy

1-19: Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?

1-18: If Google and LG Like Smart TVs, So Should the Privacy Police

1-17: Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

1-17: Huawei’s Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

1-17: This Airbnb Spying Nightmare Is a Reminder That Staying in Strangers’ Homes Is Still Creepy

1-16: Most Users Still Don’t Know How Facebook Advertising Works

1-16: Would you pay for online privacy? Survey says most wouldn’t

1-16: Advocacy groups ask companies to stop sales of surveillance tech to government

1-15: Ahem, Amazon, Google, Microsoft… Selling face-snooping tech to the Feds is bad, mmm’kay?

1-15: DuckDuckGo will use Apple Maps for local searches on the web

1-15: FCC’s Ajit Pai won’t meet Congress about phone-tracking scandal

1-15: How GPS Tracking Technology Can Curb Domestic Violence

1-15: Questions Raised Over How Amazon And Walgreens Are Using Customer Data

1-14: The shutdown’s impact on government privacy work

1-12: Privacy Concerns Largely Ignored At Annual Consumer Electronics Show

1-12: Security News This Week: Employees May Have Snooped on Ring Security Camera Feeds

1-11: How to protect yourself from email tracking

1-11: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile US pledge, again, to not sell your location to shady geezers. Sorry, we don’t believe them

1-10: Amazon will win advertising dollars away from Facebook amid privacy concerns, a new survey suggests

1-10: For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

1-10: Whistleblower: Amazon Ring stores your doorbell and home video feeds unencrypted and grants broad “unfettered” access to them

1-10: Your Old Tweets Give Away More Location Data Than You Think

1-9: Apple reportedly hires Facebook critic in privacy role

1-9: Carriers Swore They’d Stop Selling Location Data. Will They Ever?

1-8: FYI: Twitter’s API still spews enough metadata to reveal exactly where you lived, worked

1-7: Apple burns Google in giant billboard touting privacy at CES

1-4: LA County Sues IBM’s Weather Channel for User Location Tracking

1-2019: Yes, that laundry folding machine is real and other creepy gadgets from 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

 

Local (PNW):

1-29: Legislature should strengthen digital consumer data protections

1-25: To protect your personal data, should Washington state restrict facial recognition and adopt European-style privacy laws?

1-23: Washington state’s new CISO is the final piece of IT agency’s transformation, CIO says

1-23: Washington Privacy Act proposed in state legislature

1-22: Washington state considers new privacy law to regulate data collection and facial recognition tech

 

Govt (Fed):

1-29: These Wireless Location Data Scandals Are Going To Be A Very Big Problem For Ajit Pai

1-28: Appeals court to hear case of reporter alleging surveillance

1-25: Supreme Court Has The Chance To Extend Fourth Amendment Protections To Apartment Residents

1-24: Federal court in Seattle will disclose surveillance records when investigators access data

1-23: Frustration grows over FTC’s lack of privacy enforcement

1-22: Microsoft’s Julie Brill backs Washington privacy bill: ‘I would urge you not to miss this opportunity’

1-22: Looks like Uncle Sam has pulled its finger out and appointed a Privacy Shield ombudsperson

1-18: Sen. Markey calls for privacy protections before FAA loosens drone rules

1-18: Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy

1-17: Is it time for a federal data protection agency?

1-16: Report: Facebook’s privacy lapses may result in record fine

1-16: US comms watchdog’s industry-friendly 5G rules challenged by fresh legislation

1-16: Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight

1-16: Sen. Marco Rubio is latest lawmaker to propose federal privacy law

1-15: Ajit Pai gives carriers free pass on privacy violations during FCC shutdown

1-15: Government can’t force people to unlock phones using facial recognition, fingerprints: federal judge

1-15: FCC’s answer to scandal of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US selling people’s location data: Burying its head in the ground

1-15: The Most Powerful Person in Tech Is … David Cicilline?

1-14: Feds to ease rules on drone flights over crowds and at night

1-10: Senators call for location data investigation

1-8: Sen. Ron Wyden: Facebook bosses ‘racking up the Pinocchios’ on consumer data uses

1-8: Senator Wyden goes ballistic after US telcos caught selling people’s location data yet again

1-5: Data privacy abuses prompt calls for Federal Trade Commission to bare teeth

Govt (States & Cities):

1-30: On data privacy, state AGs say they’re following California’s lead

1-28: States Trying To Legislatively Kick “Smart” Meters To The Curb Now Include Montana

1-28: Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

1-26: Florida bank shooting becomes a test of new privacy law

1-25: Houston using Hurricane Harvey recovery to promote ‘smart city’ agenda

1-25: New Mexico Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

1-24: Police Use DHS Machines To Create Private DNA Databases Of “Suspicious People”

1-22: Growth of police DNA databases raise concerns

1-21: Some small police departments drop bodycams over expense

1-14: Cops told: No, you can’t have a warrant to force a big bunch of people to unlock their phones by fingerprint, face scans

1-10: Miami Beach PD circumvents ban on drone surveillance with a blimp

1-4: Stormy times ahead for IBM-owned Weather Channel app: LA sues over location data slurp

Policy & Opinion:

1-28: Preparing for the D-Day of technological change will be vital

1-20: Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”

1-18: The Sexts of Jeff Bezos and the Death of Privacy

1-17: The Unbearable Untidiness of Our Digital Lives

1-16: How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia

1-15: Why privacy-risk analysis must not be harm-focused

1-11: How ‘collective confusion’ is preventing a privacy conversation

1-11: If You Value Consent, Stop Following Your Kids Online

1-11: I’ll Do Evil and I’ll Get Rich. You Can Have a Share.

1-10: Facebook Is a Social Menace

1-10: Privacy Act’s 25th Anniversary: Changes and challenges of the privacy professional

1-10: US federal privacy preemption part 2: Examining preemption proposals

1-9: US federal privacy preemption part 1: History of federal preemption of stricter state laws

1-9: If Your Privacy Is in the Hands of Others Alone, You Don’t Have Any

1-7: Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

1-7: This little-known facial-recognition accuracy test has big influence

1-6: The Guardian view on privacy: a fundamental human right

1-6: We Should Be Able to Take Facebook to Court

1-4: Apple on ‘Right Side of History’ in Privacy, Phil Libin Says

1-2: How the US should reimagine its approach to internet privacy

Overseas:

1-31: Australian government cannot handle its own data securely, why give it yours?

1-31: Romford Station, smile! You’re in London cops’ final facial recog ‘trial’

1-29: What happens to ePrivacy under the Romanian presidency?

1-23: Facebook and Google back Labor changes to laws which break encryption (UK)

1-22: Did Australia Hurt Phone Security Around the World?

1-22: Japan mulls changes to privacy laws for overseas tech companies

1-21: France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

1-21: Russia opens civil case against Facebook, Twitter over data laws

1-18: The clock is ticking on privacy and cybersecurity for Trudeau’s government (Canada)

1-18: Google Faces Renewed Protests and Criticism Over China Search Project

1-18: Say GDP-aaaRrrgh, streamers: Max Schrems is coming for you, Netflix and Amazon (Austria)

1-18: Clayton asks Alberta government to protect citizens’ data from political parties (Canada)

1-18: India’s Plan to Curb Hate Speech Could Mean More Censorship

1-17: Privacy, trust and My Health Record (NZ)

1-17: Top GP: Medical app Your.MD’s data security wasn’t my remit (UK)

1-14: India’s Move to Probe Any Computer Comes Under Top Court’s Lens

1-14: German watchdog will reportedly order Facebook to stop gathering some data

1-14: Huawei sacks employee arrested for allegedly spying for China

1-10: Lawmaker introduces DNA bill despite privacy concerns (India)

1-4: Canadian privacy pros offer predictions for 2019

1-3: It’s 2019, and from Beijing to Blighty folk are still worried about slurp-happy apps

Tech:

1-30: Firefox update offers new privacy features

1-30: Want a bit of privacy? Got a USB stick? Welcome to TAILS 3.12

1-29: Privacy products you may want to know about: January/February

1-17: It’s Time for a Google Fitness Watch

1-15: This Startup Wants to Check the Ripeness of Coffee Beans From Space

1-15: Nike’s New $350 Smart Sneaker Will Require Regular Recharging

1-15: The Race to Create the Coolest Smart Home Devices Is Hotter Than Ever

1-11: A New Camera Turns Its Gaze to the Driver—and Everyone Else

1-7: Is this the future of retail? We checked out the new high-tech store from Microsoft and Kroger

1-4: Microsoft reportedly testing a tool for managing and deleting personal data collected online

1-4: Encryption? This time it’ll be usable, Thunderbird promises

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

1-29: Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’

1-28: Top security and privacy TED Talks from 2018

1-28: “Surveillance Capitalism” Reveals How Businesses Sell User Data to Thrive – Kinda Like How A.I. Uses Human Bodies as Batteries to Thrive in “The Matrix”

1-22: Full Q&A: McSweeney’s editor Claire Boyle and EFF boss Cindy Cohn on Recode Decode

1-18: The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Santa Clara County’s CPO on building a privacy program from the ground up

1-18: The Week in Tech: How Google and Facebook Spawned Surveillance Capitalism

1-15: Hacker for Hire

Privacy News Update, Dec 2018

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12/29: Google Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Facial Recognition Software

12/28: How Data Collected in Warrantless Surveillance Ends Up Everywhere

12/28: We’re all Just Starting to Realize the Power of Personal Data

12/27: Get Ready for a Privacy Law Showdown in 2019

12/26: The Future of Crime-Fighting Is Family Tree Forensics

12/25: Why the FTC is taking a new look at Facebook privacy

12/25: ACLU suit seeks info from NSA

12/23: Why It’s Hard to Escape Amazon’s Long Reach

12/21: Inside the Pentagon’s Plan to Win Over Silicon Valley’s AI Experts

12/21: As Facial Recognition Technology Booms, So Do Privacy Concerns

12/21: North Carolina State Bar Launches Privacy Certification Amid Growing Cyber Focus

12/20: You Should Return the Amazon Echo You Bought and Get a Better Gift

12/20: 2018 ain’t done yet… Amazon sent Alexa recordings of man and girlfriend to stranger

12/20: Facebook Grapples With Another Privacy Scandal

12/19: The Datafication of Employment

12/19: Google Play Store Privacy Concerns

12/19: Facebook had a secret data deal with Amazon which flouted its own privacy rules

12/19: Facebook reportedly gathering personal data from Tinder, Pregnancy+, other apps

12/19: Even after you turn off Facebook location tracking, Facebook tracks your location

12/19: Facebook data-sharing partnerships with Amazon, Microsoft and other tech giants at the center of latest privacy scandal

12/19: Facebook admits that it allowed Netflix and Spotify to access your private messages

12/18: Facebook now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for advertising purposes, according to a report

12/18: American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops ‘cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport’

12/18: Start a online post, then delete it? Many websites save it anyway.

12/18: The Coming Commodification of Life at Home

12/17: Who’s watching you from an unmarked van while you shop in London? Cops with facial recog tech

12/17: Yes, Big Platforms Could Change Their Business Models

12/15: 6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

12/14: It’s Time for a Bill of Data Rights

12/14: Microsoft Says Windows 10 Isn’t Tracking Your Activity Without Permission

12/14: Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

12/13: At a New York Privacy Pop-Up, Facebook Sells Itself

12/12: How to Completely Block the “Secret” Activity History Tracking in Windows 10

12/12: Problems with facial recognition easy to see, hard to manage

12/12: All the Ways in Which Your Smartphone Can Track You and How to Put an End to It

12/12: Bulk surveillance is always bad, say human rights orgs appealing against top Euro court

12/11: The CEO of privacy search engine DuckDuckGo says Google uses location data that puts entire ZIP codes in politically biased ‘filter bubbles’

12/11: Surveillance libraries in common smartphone apps have amassed dossiers on the minute-to-minute movements of 200 million+ Americans

12/11: The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it

12/10: How to plan your smart home – and weigh privacy risks

12/7: Tech’s invasion of our privacy made us more paranoid in 2018

12/7: A former spy boss said Facebook could threaten democracy if it isn’t ‘controlled’

12/7: Microsoft says it’s time to get serious about facial recognition rules: ‘Laws and regulations are indispensable’

12/6: Could ‘1984’ become reality by 2024? Microsoft’s Brad Smith calls for regulation of facial recognition

12/6: The Technology 202: More than 200 companies call for a national privacy law

12/6: NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city

12/6: Rule the holidays using Alexa smart home technology (actually: DON’T)

12/5: Facebook Was Fully Aware That Tracking Who People Call and Text Is Creepy But Did It Anyway

12/5: Facebook’s UK Document Dump Suggests User Privacy Was Sacrificed for Growth

12/5: USPS is hemorrhaging billions a year and it might sell off the rights to your mailbox to turn a profit

12/4: Your face is your boarding pass at Atlanta airport

12/4: Microsoft, Mastercard propose universal digital identity program

12/4: A tip to keep your home address off the internet

12/4: Secret Service to test facial recognition tech around White House

12/4: An Eye-Scanning Lie Detector Is Forging a Dystopian Future

 

Local (PNW):

12/19: Vulcan plans to test AI security system on Seattle plaza, capable of scanning passersby for threats

12/7: Interview: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on privacy, regulating Big Tech and his presidential ambitions

12/2018: Oregonians among first in nation to sue Marriott for data breach

 

Govt (Fed):

12/30: Federal judge gives green light to patient privacy lawsuit

12/21: TSA Will No Longer Engage In Suspicionless, Cross-Country Surveillance Of Airplane Passengers

12/21: ACLU to feds: Your “hacking presents a unique threat to individual privacy”

12/18: The Cybersecurity 202: Senate Democrats launch new privacy effort to protect consumer data

12/18: Google Targeted by Consumer Groups Over Children’s Apps

12/13: FBI plans ‘Rapid DNA’ network for quick database checks on arrestees

12/12: Federal data privacy bill introduced by 15 US senators

12/12: Technology 202: Google hearing previews House Democrats’ plans to rein in Big TechTechnology 202: Google hearing previews House Democrats’ plans to rein in Big Tech

Govt (States & Cities):

12/28: Ohio lawmakers OK bill to clarify release of police video

12/27: Editorial: New York’s new suspects

12/19: Facebook Sued by DC Attorney General for Cambridge Analytica Privacy Violations

12/12: Schenectady cops to begin wearing body cameras next month

12/8: Data privacy and Connecticut voters

12/6: NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city

12/5: NYPD powers up drone squad and promises not to spy on people

 

Policy & Opinion:

12/29: Sounding the alarm on tech’s creeping dystopia

12/29: Malkin: Beware Silicon Valley Santas in the Schools NOTE: MM is generally beyond just being an idiot, but I have to agree with her on this one for the most part – #6

12/26: The Internet Became Less Free in 2018. Can We Fight Back?

12/23: Why Are We So Surprised by Facebook’s Data Scandals?

12/20: Violating our privacy is in Facebook’s DNA

12/19: MSNBC Analyst Compares Facebook to ‘Soylent Green’: ‘You Are the Consumable’

12/17: “Owning your data” will not save you from data capitalism

12/12: Modern privacy, beyond social media: Congress must think big

12/12: Google Glass Wasn’t a Failure. It Raised Crucial Concerns

12/8: We can’t own information

12/6: Facebook’s Dirty Tricks Are Nothing New for Tech

12/6: Commentary: Smart cities revolution is near

12/3: Why Amazon is a ‘bully’ and Facebook and Google are ‘the enemies of independent thought’

12/1: The Marriott data breach is a reminder that privacy concerns extend beyond tech

Overseas:

12/31: The Chinese government is putting tracking chips into school uniforms to watch every move kids make

12/19: US told to appoint a damn Privacy Shield ombudsperson already or EU will take action

12/17: Australia’s encryption laws are ‘highly unlikely’ to dragoon employees in secret

12/13: Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

12/13: China is now the greatest threat to Americans’ privacy

12/11: How Bike-Sharing Services And Electric Vehicles Are Sending Personal Data To The Chinese Government

12/10: The Guardian view on surveillance: Australia is giving too much power to the state

12/10: Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov’s digital bod has one simple solution: ‘Get over it’

12/8: UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have ‘evolved’…

12/8: GCHQ boosts powers to launch mass data hacking (UK)

12/7: Australia’s Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact Global Privacy

12/7: UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes

12/6: Be careful what you type in Australia. A new law will give authorities access to encrypted chats.

12/5: Awkward… Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts’ info, crafty PR spinning (UK)

12/5: Israel is selling spy software to dictators – and betraying its own ideals

12/4: The Cybersecurity 202: British intelligence officials propose way to access encrypted group chats

12/2: Trump disarms his own country while enabling China

Tech:

12/28: How to plan your smart home — and weigh privacy risks

12/13: Taylor’s gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy… fans can’t shake cam off, shake cam off

12/13: Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you’re sure you yelled STOP!

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

12/26: Interview: NYPL’s chief digital officer says public is better off when libraries are ‘risk averse’ about tech

12/6: Always Watching

Privacy News Update, Nov 2018

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11/30: Sidewalk Labs claims its Toronto ‘smart neighborhood’ will create more than 9,000 jobs

11/30: Google internal revolt grows as search-engine Spartacuses prepare strike over China

11/30: Facebook used people’s data as a bargaining chip, emails and court filings suggest

11/29: GCHQ pushes for ‘virtual crocodile clips’ on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

11/28: Secret Facebook-FBI ruling must be made public, ACLU and EFF say

11/27: Employees say Google must drop China search project Dragonfly

11/27: Be Warned: Customer Service Agents Can See What You’re Typing in Real Time

11/26: Dystopia Now: Insurance Company Secretly Spying On Sleep Apnea Patients

11/25: Who owns your medical data? Most likely not you

11/24: Camera traps designed for animals are now invading human privacy

11/23: Privacy search engines take on Google

11/21: MuckRock Release ALPR Dataset Covering 200 Gov’t Agencies And 2.5 Billion License Plate Records

11/21: The City of the Future Is a Data-Collection Machine

11/21: Creepy or Not, Face Scans Are Speeding up Airport Security

11/21: Assessing Snowden’s legacy, five years on

11/21: Talk about a cache flow problem: This JavaScript can snoop on other browser tabs to work out what you’re visiting

11/20: “The End of Trust” – EFF/McSweeney’s collaboration on privacy and surveillance – is in stores and free to download now!

11/20: The data firms hired by ICE to hunt people down raise alarm about a hidden surveillance industry

11/18: You Know What? Go Ahead and Use the Hotel Wi-Fi

11/17: The Next Data Mine Is Your Bedroom

11/16: Facebook Filed A Patent To Predict Your Household’s Demographics Based On Family Photos

11/16: Your Drone Can Give Cops a Surprising Amount of Your Data

11/15: Google’s Past Data Use Could Impede Health Care Push

11/14: Microsoft covertly collects personal data from enterprise Office ProPlus users

11/14: Most Free VPN Mobile Apps Offer Little-to-No Privacy, Might Spy on Their Users

11/12: Voice tech like Alexa and Siri hasn’t found its true calling yet: Inside the voice assistant ‘revolution’

11/10: Scan your fingerprint, get a beer: Testing CLEAR’s biometric tech at a Seahawks game

11/5: Silicon Valley Doesn’t Want the U.S. to Get Too Hasty About Regulation

11/3: AT&T CEO: State net neutrality and privacy laws are a “total disaster”{READ: ASSHOLE!}

11/15: Palantir, the Peter Thiel-backed company that sold data to ICE and NYPD, has a CEO who is a ‘self-described socialist’

11/15: Sick of Facebook stalking you? This startup wants to reinvent personalization

11/15: Google: Our DeepMind health slurp is completely kosher

11/15: Creepy or super creepy? That is the question Mozilla’s throwing at IoT Christmas pressies

11/14: Google Home and Amazon Echo Can Store Your Voice Recordings. Here’s When They Could Be Used Against You.

11/14: Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

11/14: Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes ‘independent board’

11/9: Bruce Schneier: You want real IoT security? Have Uncle Sam start putting boots to asses

11/9: The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

11/9: Berners-Lee takes flak for ‘hippie manifesto’ that only Google and Facebook could love

11/8: 5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10

11/8: As if connected toys weren’t creepy enough, kids’ data could be used against them in future

11/8: Google vows to take claims of sexual assault, harassment seriously, just like privacy

11/7: How your privacy gets cooked by those restaurant waitlist apps

11/2: Proposed data privacy law could send company execs to prison for 20 years

11/1: ‘Privacy is a human right’: Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft’s stall at Future Decoded

10/31: Beware the IoT spy in your office or home via smart furniture, warns NSA

10/31: Supreme Court raises eyebrows at Google’s cozy $8.5m legal deal

10/30: New Signal privacy feature removes sender ID from metadata

10/24: Google Is Putting More Privacy Controls Directly in Search

10/23: Stepping Into an Amazon Store Helps It Get Inside Your Head

10/21: Butchering the Fourth Amendment

 

Local (PNW):

11/15: King County Council recognizes Automated Fingerprint Information System

11/7: Kirkland council reviews preliminary budget(‘Smart’ cities program)

10/9: Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

 

Govt (Fed):

11/29: Congress still wants answers from Amazon about its facial recognition tech

11/9: After the midterm elections, the odds improve a little for a US data privacy law

11/7: With Dems in control of the House, now is the time for states to pressure Congress to act on privacy

11/5: US draft bill moots locking up execs who lie about privacy violations

11/1: Senator’s data privacy law draft could put CEOs in jail for lying

10/31: Feds Also Using ‘Reverse Warrants’ To Gather Location/Identifying Info On Thousands Of Non-Suspects

10/30: Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance

10/18: Federal officials say drones present an emergent cybersecurity risk

 

Govt (States & Cities):

11/14: Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying – now they want Amazon to turn her over

10/23: Very Few Police Departments Have Rules for Undercover Cops on Facebook

Policy & Opinion:

11/16: Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation

11/14: The Cybersecurity 202: Amazon is now at the center of a debate over public safety versus privacy

 

Overseas:

11/30: Mobile app to spy on thy neighbour? (India)

11/30: Electric vehicle makers serving up customer location data to China on a silver platter

11/29: High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty’s Snooper’s Charter (UK)

11/27: Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

11/26: The Cybersecurity 202: British parliament turns up heat on Facebook over privacy practices

11/26: Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe (UK)

11/23: Facial recognition system mistakes bus ad for jaywalker (China)

11/22: Tech sector unites in attempt to avoid Oz’s anti-crypto push, again

11/22: New EU border security pilot program is all kinds of creepy.

11/19: Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi? (China)

11/16: ‘Unjustifiably excessive’: Not even London cops can follow law with their rubbish gang database

11/14: Oz telcos’ club asks: Why the hell do Australia Post, rando councils, or Taxi Services Commission want comms metadata?

11/11: Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

11/8: UK watchdog shows how political parties exploit Facebook, personal data

11/8: Civil rights group says Oracles, Tapads and Experians get let off for wanton info-sucking (UK)

11/7: Watchdog slams political data slurpers’ ‘disturbing disregard’ for voters’ privacy (UK)

11/6: Facebook referred to Ireland’s data watchdog over targeting methods

11/6: UK neighbors accuse Tate Modern of invading their privacy

10/30: D.O.Eh: Here’s the new privacy law Canada can’t really enforce

 

Tech:

11/20: Can you trust an AI data trust not to slurp your data?

11/15: Up to three million kids’ GPS watches can be tracked by parents… and any miscreant: Flaws spill pick-and-choose catalog for perverts

11/4: Oi! Not encrypting RPC traffic? IETF bods would like to change that

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

11/1: How politicians acquire and use your voter data(video)

10/13: More and More Movies Are Reflecting Our Fear of the Internet

Privacy News Update, October 2018

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Featured:

10/27: Your DNA Is Out There. Do You Want Law Enforcement Using It?

10/26: Apple Face ID: Everything you need to know

10/26: New Documents Show Amazon’s Face-Scanning Tech for Cops Was a Headache From the Start

10/26: Hate lines? You could speed through the stadium or airport (in return for your personal data)

10/26: California Will Pause Net Neutrality Law for Federal Suit

10/25: How a 19th-Century Teenager Sparked a Battle Over Who Owns Our Faces

10/25: A former Facebook executive called out Apple CEO Tim Cook’s hypocrisy over privacy

10/24: Apple boss decries ‘data industrial complex’ while pocketing, er, billions to hook Google into iOS

10/24: Tim Cook Takes Aim at Companies That Stockpile Private Data

10/24: Alibaba Used Shoppers’ Data to Invent a Spicy Snickers Bar

10/24: CNET Asks: Do you trust ancestry sites to keep your DNA safe?

10/24: ACLU demands DHS disclose its use of facial-recognition tech

10/24: Google Is Putting More Privacy Controls Directly in Search

10/24: Sidewalk Toronto project loses privacy expert over data anonymization policy

10/24: Google Made It Less of a Pain in the Ass to Clear Your Search History

10/23: Every minute for three months, GM secretly gathered data on 90,000 drivers’ radio-listening habits and locations

10/23: This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise

10/23: Stepping Into an Amazon Store Helps It Get Inside Your Head

10/22: Alexa, I Feel Sick … Can Big Tech Solve the Growing Crisis in Healthcare?

10/22: Now Apps Can Track You Even After You Uninstall Them

10/19: You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone’s web privacy

10/19: Anonymous Amazonian demands withdrawal of face-recog kit from sale

10/18: Facebook’s Portal Gets Even Creepier. 3 Things to Know Today.

10/18: How consumer technology is driving smart cities

10/17: Amazon has invested in its first restaurant operations startup, and it could reveal the future of Alexa

10/17: Most people don’t want to access government services with their mobile devices

10/17: This Startup Wants You to Control Your Own Data Again

10/17: Here’s how to find out how much data Apple has about you

10/17: Apple’s privacy portal now lets US customers download their data

10/16: TSA outlines plans to expand facial recognition use on domestic flights

10/16: Facebook Finally Admits That Its New Spy Equipment Can Spy on You

10/16: Facebook has admitted that data collected by its Portal devices could be used in targeted ads

10/15: Is it legal to use surveillance equipment in a house that’s on the market?

10/15: Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

10/15: Small privacy change for Google leads to big disruptions for startups

10/15: The Employer-Surveillance State

10/12: DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches as more people flock toward privacy

10/11: ‘Everyone Will Be Potentially Identifiable’: Booming DNA Testing Means No Identity Is Hidden on the Web

10/10: How to delete Facebook and Instagram from your life forever

10/8: Google’s Privacy Whiplash Shows Big Tech’s Inherent Contradictions

10/8: Radar speed road signs might be saving your license plate for later

10/8: Facebook Made You a Smart-Home Device, and There’s a Camera on It

10/8: IATA study reveals travelers want more automation, control and privacy

10/4: AT&T Claims It Wants Meaningful Privacy Rules…After Just Lobbying To Kill Meaningful Privacy Rules

10/2: Why you shouldn’t use Facebook to log in to other sites and apps

10/1: Why Cops Can Force You to Unlock Your Phone With Your Face

10/1: A web where the user has complete control of their data? Sounds Solid, Tim Berners-Lee

10/1: Location, location, location… technologies under the microscope

 

Local (PNW):

10/23: Spokane bans warrantless ICE and Border Patrol searches in private areas of city-owned property

10/22: Does public surveillance creep you out, or make you feel safer? Seattle wants your opinion on what it’s been doing

10/17: Seattle startup vets take on Google with Helm, a new $499 personal email server

10/8: Rep. Suzan DelBene and colleagues push for U.S. data privacy regulation

10/5: Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

10/4: Washington is now deemed fully compliant with REAL ID protocol

 

Govt (Fed):

10/25: Sen. Wyden Urges DHS to Adopt New Encryption Tech to Protect .Gov Websites Visitors

10/24: Ex spy bosses: Cyber-warfare needs rules of engagement for nations to promptly ignore

10/23: Amazon met with ICE officials over facial-recognition system that could identify immigrants

10/22: Amazon Lobbying Reaches Company Record Amid Pentagon Competition

10/17: Democrats Eye ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ If They Win the House

10/15: Elizabeth Warren and the Death of Genetic Privacy

10/15: Facial Recognition Is Coming to an Airport Security Lane Near You

10/10: Microsoft CEO Backs Federal Privacy Law Over State Efforts

10/10: Privacy advocates tell senators what they want in a data protection law

10/7: Bitter fight over Kavanaugh shadows a conservative court

10/5: A congressman pushes for an Internet Bill of Rights

10/1: FBI unlocked an iPhone X by forcing suspect to use Face ID

10/1: The Lie Generator: Inside the Black Mirror World of Polygraph Job Screenings

 

Govt (States & Cities):

10/27: Florida man won’t be compelled to reveal iPhone passcode, yet

10/27: Judge orders Memphis police to bolster surveillance policies

10/26: Ruling: Search warrant with wrong address can still be valid

10/25: ‘Autonomous Illinois’ promises economic benefit, public goods

10/24: Why does one California county sheriff have the highest rate of stingray use?

10/19: Orlando extends facial recognition pilot program

10/13: Law enforcement being told not to look at iPhone screens to avoid wasting a Face ID attempt, report says

10/12: New Pennsylvania law fines people for using drones to spy

10/8: Editorial: Red light cameras should get green light, yellow should be the approach (CT)

10/8: Vote ‘no’ on San Francisco Prop. B — it weakens transparency, does little to protect privacy

10/7: Savannah police preparing to put drones on duty

10/5: How Fremont police have quietly accumulated expansive surveillance tools

10/2: Missouri gets more time to comply with REAL ID Act

 

Policy & Opinion:

10/26: Commentary: Online privacy protection crucial

10/20: I used DuckDuckGo for a week instead of Google to see if switching to the privacy-focused search engine is worth it — here’s the verdict

10/18: Tech Founders’ Absolute Power Is Destroying Company Culture

10/17: In the future, not even your DNA will be sacred

10/13: With genetic-identity registries, it’s the end of anonymity as we know it

10/12: Opinion: If we’re going to regulate data, start with politicians

10/3: Tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.

 

Overseas:

10/24: Hong Kong Privacy Commission Expresses Serious Concern Over Cathay Data Leak

10/23: Tech Guru Bets Drones Will be `Gold Rush in the Air’ For Japan

10/23: Indie UK mobile carrier announces a Tor-only SIM that blocks unencrypted data

10/22: China’s Spy-Tech Star Needs Some Covert Help

10/19: The Cybersecurity 202: US tech firms slam Australian bill that could weaken encryption

10/19: Europe’s privacy laws are now so tough, they are taking names off doorbells in Vienna.

10/18: Police in South Korea Want People to Put Stickers on Their Phones to Curb Spycam Porn

10/18: Australia lawyers’ group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights

10/18: Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I’m not alone advocating freedom

10/17: Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

10/16: Google is trying to build a censored Chinese search engine, its CEO confirms

10/14: It looks like China just laid out how it wants Google to help it persecute its Muslim minority

10/12: GDPR stands for Google Doing Positively, Regardless. Webpage trackers down in Europe – except Big G’s

10/11: Bahraini Arab spring dissidents sue UK spyware maker

10/8: Google Wins Dismissal of Privacy Case Filed by IPhone Users

10/3: New Zealand can now fine you $3,200 if you don’t hand over your phone password at the border

10/3: UK.gov asks biz for ideas on how to ‘overcome’ data privacy concerns in NHS

10/2: Google’s plans for first wired urban community raise data-privacy concerns

10/2: New Zealand’s ‘digital strip searches’: Give border agents your passwords or risk a $5,000 fine

10/2: Civil rights group Liberty walks out on British cops’ database consultation

10/1: Let’s Make Tech Companies Earn People’s Trust: Editorial

 

Tech:

10/30: It’s been a week since engineers approved a new DNS encryption standard and everyone is still yelling

10/24: With 5G, you won’t just be watching video. It’ll be watching you, too

10/23: Apps are using “silent notifications” to track you after you uninstall them

10/21: BP Uses Borrowed Tech to Drive Billions in Savings

10/18: Biohackers Are Implanting Everything From Magnets to Sex Toys

10/14: Apple says ‘dangerous’ Australian encryption laws put ‘everyone at risk’

10/8: Facebook Wants New Video Chatting Device to Be Un-Creepy

10/8: Facebook Taps Growing Smart Speaker Market

10/8: Facebook Launches Video Device, Says Privacy is ‘Very, Very, Very Important’

10/7: Apple, Amazon deny report that Chinese spy chips infiltrated their hardware

10/7: Salmon Farmers Are Scanning Fish Faces to Fight Killer Lice

10/1: Location, location, location… technologies under the microscope

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

10/24: Apple, Facebook support more privacy laws

10/13: More and More Movies Are Reflecting Our Fear of the Internet

10/2: EFF and McSweeney’s collaborated on a publication: “The End of Trust”

Privacy News Update, Sept 2018

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9/28: Study Shows Facebook’s Still Miles Away From Taking Privacy, Transparency Seriously

9/28: Over 25,000 Americans sign petition seeking change in Venmo’s privacy settings

9/27: Mass Surveillance Begins at the Local Level. So Does the Resistance to It.

9/27: Facebook targets ads using phone numbers submitted for security purposes

9/26: Mobile Websites Can Tap Into Your Phone’s Sensors Without Asking

9/26: Google grilled over ‘Project Dragonfly’ at Senate hearing on data privacy

9/25: ICE Leads The Nation In Encryption-Cracking Expenditures

9/25: An insurance company wants you to hand over your Fitbit data so it can make more money. Should you?

9/25: Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

9/25: Cookie clutter: Chrome saves Google cookies from cookie jar purges

9/24: The Privacy Concerns Surrounding Google’s Chrome Update

9/23: Wendy’s Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Collection of Staff Fingerprint Data

9/21: Amazon’s New Microwave Has Your Number

9/20: Everything Is an Alexa Device Now

9/20: Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts

9/20: Amazon Wants Alexa to Hear Your Whispers and Frustration

9/19: They put microchips in their employees. Now this company is helping parents track their children.

9/16: Glowing wrists and less privacy: Technology is changing corporate events

9/14: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint Want Even Broader Access To Your Personal Data

9/10: Facial Recognition Tech Is Ready for Its Post-Phone Future

9/8: Privacy Concerns of “Mission Creep” with New Airport Facial Recognition Programs

9/7: Skripal Case Shows the Limits of Surveillance

9/7: 23andMe Cuts Off the DNA App Ecosystem It Created

9/7: One of Most Popular Mac Apps Acts Like Spyware

9/6: Why a Dead Kennedys Punk Isn’t Buying Google’s Privacy Deals

9/6: IBM secretly used New York’s CCTV cameras to train its surveillance software

9/5: Uber is going to turn your smartphone into an automatic crash detector

9/4: Spy app for parents leaked messages from targets’ phones, report says

9/3: The Modern Surveillance State (Documentary)

9/2: Google and MasterCard cut a secret ad deal to track retail sales

9/1: A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

 

Local (PNW):

9/30: Facial recognition technology at schools fuels privacy debate

9/28: As facial-recognition technology grows, so does wariness about privacy. Use at a school in Seattle fuels debate.

9/5: Why Seattle’s plan to bring Intersection WiFi kiosks and bus stop makeovers stalled

9/4: The region’s toughest red-light camera busted drivers 24,000 times last year

 

Govt (Fed):

9/27: Drone Hobbyists Angered by Congress Ending the Aerial Wild West

9/27: US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

9/26: A US privacy law could be good for Google – but bad for you

9/26: Amazon warns onerous privacy regulations could hinder innovation in Senate hearing

9/26: Tech companies really don’t want a US version of Europe’s privacy law

9/26: US privacy law is on the horizon. Here’s how tech companies want to shape it

9/26: The Big Takeaways From Tech’s Privacy Hearing on Capitol Hill

9/26: Amazon Joins Tech Giants in Backing Federal Privacy Safeguards

9/26: Amazon, AT&T, Google and other companies say they’d support privacy laws, but there’s a catch

9/25: Congress wants to hear from everyone but consumers in a hearing on consumer privacy

9/25: Sessions Hears From States on Privacy Threat From Tech Firms

9/21: Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

9/19: Congress Fails To Include A Single Consumer Advocate In Upcoming Privacy Hearing

9/14: Another Batch Of FISA Court Docs Confirms The NSA Frequently Abuses Its Collection Powers

9/13: Congress Is Likely to Support New Regulations on Social Media, Senator Says

9/9: Facebook Users Still Fear for Privacy

9/6: Google’s bad day in Congress came at the worst possible time

9/6: Congress is getting better at questioning social media executives

9/6: Wannabe Supreme Brett Kavanaugh red-faced after leaked emails contradict spy testimony

9/4: FCC chairman says Twitter, Facebook, Google may need transparency law

9/3: US and intelligence allies take aim at tech companies over encryption

 

Govt (States & Cities):

9/27: Santa Fe edits out public comment from school board meeting videos

9/19: Long Beach police suspend use of app that deletes communications amid concerns about hiding evidence

9/18: L.A. County officials move to stop audio recordings in courthouse lockups

9/17: ‘Smart’ streetlights could be used for widespread public surveillance, ACLU warns

9/13: Bay Area Rapid Transit passes ordinance requiring public review of surveillance technology projects

9/12: New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns

9/12: Three state-level cases are primed to mold the future of mobile privacy (MA)

9/6: Chamber Proposes Curbs on Consumer Lawsuits Over Data Privacy

 

Policy & Opinion:

9/28: The Tech Giants Get Rich Using Your Data. What do You Get in Return?

9/28: Privacy at an inflection point: Why the time has come for meaningful U.S. regulation

9/28: Protecting privacy online

9/25: Editorial: An internet bill of rights

9/18: Edward Snowden on Malkia Cyril, a multigenerational black rights activist on the front lines of the surveillance wars

9/9: As Google turns 20, questions over whether it’s too powerful

9/6: If Privacy Is Dead, Some Argue People Should Sell Their Own Data

 

Overseas:

9/26: India’s Supreme Court upholds legality of world’s largest biometric database, but with limits

9/26: Sneaky phone apps just about obey the law, still have no trouble guzzling your data, says Which?

9/25: MI5: Gosh, awkward. We looked down the sofa and, yeah, we *do* have intel on privacy bods (UK)

9/19: Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

9/14: Google’s China search project reportedly spurs concern from US lawmakers

9/13: U.K. Surveillance Violated Privacy Rights, Europe Court Says

9/12: First it was hashtags – now Amber Rudd gives us Brits knowledge on national ID cards

9/11: Google Blasts French Bid to Globalize Right to Be Forgotten

9/3: US, UK, and other governments asks tech companies to build backdoors into encrypted devices

9/3: London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

 

Tech:

9/28: Sync your teeth into power browser Vivaldi’s largest update so far

9/27: Overhauled Brave browser beta gets max privacy with Tor-powered private tabs

9/24: Google started quietly logging you into Chrome with latest update, reports say

9/18: QAnon Is Trying to Trick Facebook’s Meme-Reading AI

9/14: Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

9/13: So Brave: Browser biz sics Brit watchdogs on Google’s info slurpage

9/12: Privacy takes a backseat during Apple product reveal

9/7: Apple removed popular app that was secretly stealing your browser history

9/5: AnchorFree, maker of top online privacy app, raises $295 million

9/4: Inside the race to create smart shoes, custom razors and high-tech devices for the over-65 crowd

9/2: To earn trust for autonomous vehicles, Jaguar gives them ‘virtual eyes’

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

9/25: Techdirt Podcast Episode 184: Life Insurance, Life Surveillance

Privacy News Update, August 2018

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8/31: Apple to require privacy policy on all apps

8/31: Spies still super upset they can’t get at your encrypted comms data

8/31: U.S. Government Claims China Using LinkedIn to Recruit Spies in America

8/31: TSA + CBP test new facial recognition tech & computed tomography scanners at LAX

8/31: Siri will show you your passwords if you ask

8/31: Apple will soon require all App Store apps to have a privacy policy

8/31: Are targeted ads stalking you? Here’s how to make them stop.

8/30: Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’

8/30: Google reportedly bought Mastercard data to link online ads with offline purchases

8/30: Firefox’s New Browser Will Keep Brands From Stalking You

8/30: Firefox to block some technology that tracks you on the web

8/29: WSJ: Yahoo plans to scan users’ messages for data to sell to advertisers

8/28: Judge tosses suit against Southwest Airlines on fingerprints

8/28: How to opt out of Yahoo Mail’s invasive data scanning

8/28: Yahoo Mail scans your inbox for receipts, but its competitors don’t

8/28: Yahoo Mail is still scanning your emails for data to sell to advertisers

8/28: Cities Across The Country Are Installing “Free” Spying Smart City Kiosks

8/27: Chicago’s Electronic Surveillance of Food Trucks Is Ridiculous—and Probably Unconstitutional

8/27: Legal Circular Logic Prevails Regarding Utility Smart Meters In-home Searches

8/26: If No One Comes to Read Your Utility Meters, You Probably Have Problematic “Smart” Meters. Documentary “Take Back Your Power 2017,” Now Available for Free Viewing

8/24: Android data slurping measured and monitored

8/24: Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft

8/23: Venmo Considers Making It Harder to See What Other People Are Buying

8/22: Excuses, Excuses: Duke Energy on Their Smart Meters Catching Fire, Causing Appliances to Malfunction and Break, etc.

8/22: Android ‘Triout’ spyware records calls, sends photos and text messages to attackers

8/22: Facebook will pull its data-collecting VPN app from the App Store over privacy concerns

8/22: Smart meters could let government peek into your home, court warns

8/21: Big Tech turns saboteur to cripple new California privacy law in private

8/20: Comfortably numb: Americans are less worried about online security

8/20: 32,000 smart homes can be easily hacked due to misconfigured MQTT servers

8/20: Google sued over tracking user location amid privacy concerns

8/20: Skype’s promised end-to-end encryption finally arrives. Here’s how to use it

8/20: Before Using Birth Control Apps, Consider Your Privacy

8/20: LinkedIn Will Allow Economics Researchers to Mine Its Data

8/20: How’s that encryption coming, buddy? DNS requests routinely spied on, boffins claim

8/17: Most staffers expect bosses to snoop on them, say unions

8/17: I’ll be watching you

8/17: Schools Are Mining Students’ Social Media Posts for Signs of Trouble

8/16: Pokemon Go boosts child privacy with new Niantic Kids login

8/16: APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

8/15: Vegas hotel room checks raise privacy, safety concerns at Def Con, Black Hat

8/15: Saint Louis University is placing 2,300 Echo Dots in student living spaces

8/14: Your smart air conditioner could help bring down the power grid

8/13: Google Tracks You Even If Location History’s Off. Here’s How to Stop It

8/13: How to find and delete Google’s tracking of your devices

8/13: Google Tracks Location Data Even When Users Turn Service Off, AP Report Finds

8/12: The Creative Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You

8/12: Hackers Found a (Not-So-Easy) Way to Make the Amazon Echo a Spy Bug

8/12: Hacking pacemakers, insulin pumps and patients’ vital signs in real time

8/11: Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage

8/9: Hey, roomie, I’m Alexa: Saint Louis University putting 2,300 Amazon Echo Dots in student housing

8/9: America’s top maker of cop body cameras says facial-recog AI isn’t safe

8/8: Smart Meters Raise Health, Privacy and Constitutional Concerns

8/8: Axon CEO Says Face Recognition Isn’t Accurate Enough for Body Cams Yet

8/7: Facebook: Hey Can We Pretty Please Maybe Have Lots of Your Banking Information Too?

8/6: Is Apple Really Your Privacy Hero?

8/6: Facebook to banks: give us our users’ financial data and we’ll let them bank with Facebook

8/5: Simple Steps to Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi

8/3: Cashing in on DNA: race on to unlock value in genetic data

8/3: DNA-testing companies like 23andMe sell your genetic data to drugmakers and other Silicon Valley startups

8/3: 23andMe’s Pharma Deals Have Been the Plan All Along

8/2: ‘Glaring Gap’ Seen in DNA Privacy Pledges by 23andMe, Ancestry

8/1: A collaboration between Google’s secretive life-extension spinoff and popular genetics company Ancestry has quietly ended

8/1: Sennheiser wants you to slap a giant wireless mic on your kids to record precious moments

8/1: Lawsuit: Sweeping Biometric Data Collection Keeps Immigrant Children Locked Up Longer

7/31: Facebook Shuts Off Access To User Data For Hundreds of Thousands of Apps

7/26: Track-suits: Tommy Hilfiger’s creepy new clothes know how much you wear them

7/26: The Ordinary License Plate’s Days May Be Numbered

7/17: Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

 

Local (PNW):

8/6: Seattle City Council adopts nation’s strongest law to protect utility customer personal data

8/3: Property Tax Levy for Law Enforcement Fingerprinting System Could Lead to Facial Recognition

8/2: Concerns over facial recognition endanger a boring old levy

 

Govt (Fed):

8/24: Muslim American says US border agents seized her iPhone without explanation

8/24: Woman Sues Border Agents to Make Them Return Data They Seized From Her Phone

8/24: New facial recognition tech at US airport leads to first arrest

8/23: State Background Checks for Daycare Providers Part of Growing Federal Biometric Surveillance System

8/21: FBI Tried To Get Google To Turn Over Identifying Info On Hundreds Of Phone Owners

8/17: US reportedly pressuring Facebook to break Messenger’s encryption over MS-13 investigation

8/17: Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 order
8/16: Ajit Pai Knew FCC Cyberattack Was Fake for Seven Months but Kept Quiet

8/15: Omarosa-Trump Tapes Could Mean ‘Open Season on Privacy Rights’ in the Workplace, Attorneys Say (paywall)

8/9: Apple responds to Congress’ letter on data security and privacy

8/6: Battle lines drawn over US mass surveillance as senators probe NSA’s bonfire of phone records

8/1: Inspector General Says NSA Still Hasn’t Implemented Its Post-Snowden Internal Security Measures

7/31: U.S. Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Use and Abuse of Face Recognition Tech

7/20: Senate Democrat Floats First Serious Proposals For Regulating Big Tech

7/28: Secret Quiet Skies surveillance program tracks citizens not suspected of wrongdoing

7/22: Open Gov’t Advocates Fear that Private Messaging Apps Are Being Misused by Public Officials To Conduct Business in Secret

6/29: NSA: Sorry, Sorry, Trying to Delete

 

Govt (States & Cities):

8/31: Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

8/29: The Fight Over California’s Privacy Bill Has Only Just Begun

8/27: Here’s How California Became The Most Secretive State on Police Misconduct

8/24: Despite California privacy law, marketers are still scheming to snatch personal data

8/24: Airbnb Sues New York City to Block User-Data Bill Over Privacy

8/22: California Committee Kills Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance

8/14: Security flaws in police body cameras open the devices to attack

8/3: How San Jose Airport uses facial recognition to speed lines

7/26: Police Are Seeking More Digital Evidence From Tech Companies

 

Policy & Opinion:

8/31: Full Body Searches shouldn’t be the price to ride Metro

8/29: How should we regulate facial recognition?

8/27: The Reach—and Limits—of Surveillance Capitalism

8/27: Responding to the “Nothing to Hide” Argument in Support of Mass Surveillance

8/26: Sunday in the Park with George Orwell

8/23: Welcome to the Age of Privacy Nihilism

8/21: Dear Conservatives, Police are Part of the Government Too

8/14: Why you need a better handle on the WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram apps

8/13: Taking on a Supporter of the Surveillance State

8/6: On the cruelty of ankle-monitors

8/6: Facebook Not Trustworthy: Om Malik

 

Overseas:

8/31: How Israel Spies on US Citizens

8/28: Philippines Plans ID System to Get Its Poorest Residents on the Map

8/24: Wickr may have a workaround for Russia’s crackdown on encrypted chat

8/23: Chinese Surveillance State Is Basically The US Surveillance Apparatus Minus The Constitutional Rights

8/22: Scot.gov wins pals with pledge not to keep hold of innocents’ mugshots and biometric data

8/15: London fuzz to get 600 more mobile fingerprint scanners

8/15: Here’s what Toronto’s smart neighborhood might actually look like

8/14: When’s a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn’t

8/3: Probe Brit police phone-peeking plans, privacy peeps plead

8/2: China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens

8/2: UK.gov ploughs cash into creaky police technology

8/1: Oz government offers privacy concessions on MyHealth Record

7/30: Court allows police to reveal acquittals during record checks (UK)

7/27: Canadian Malls Secretly Tracked Shoppers’ Age, Gender Using Facial Recognition Technology

7/27: Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

7/24: WhatsApp Balks at India’s Demand To Break Encryption

7/24: GCHQ Spy Agency Given Illegal Access To Citizens’ Data

 

Tech:

8/29: This Startup Is Building a Market to Help You Sell Your DNA Data

8/23: Wickr gets slicker with fresh network tricker: Privacy-protecting domain fronting alternative emerges

8/15: Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users

8/12: Companies use seat sensors, infrared cameras to design new office space

8/10: Hackable Touchscreens Could Spy on Hotel Rooms and Meetings

8/9: The Sensors That Power Smart Cities Are a Hacker’s Dream

8/6: Consumer Reports now evaluates products’ security and privacy

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

8/28: Tenther Tuesday Episode 41: News from the Nullification Movement

8/14: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and your privacy (The 3:59, Ep. 442)

8/10: Talking the hard questions of privacy and freedom with the Yale Privacy Lab podcast

8/9: Lions of Liberty Interview: Battling the Surveillance State

8/1: Interview: Defying the Surveillance State, Locally

7/31: Tenther Tuesday Episode 39: The Stalker Surveillance State is Getting More Aggressive

Privacy News Update, June-July 2018

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Featured:

7/31: The way you swipe your phone could be used to track you

7/31: How one senator wants the US to crack down on Big Tech

7/29: For Sale: Survey Data on Millions of High School Students

7/29: Air marshals secretly monitored US passengers for years

7/28: Calgary malls caught secretly using facial recognition to characterise shoppers’ age and gender

7/28: Amazon facial recognition mistakenly confused 28 Congressmen with known criminals

7/25: Venmo Is the Best Place to Stalk Your Children

7/25: Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

7/24: How to stop friends from seeing when you last used Instagram

7/22: How to Secure Your Accounts With Better Two-Factor Authentication

7/20: Facebook Confirms It’s Working on a New Internet Satellite

7/19: British Airways won’t let you check in while ad-blocking, insists that passengers post personal info to Twitter “for GDPR compliance”

7/18: Welcome to the airport of the future, where your face is your passport

7/17: RealNetworks gives away facial recognition software to make schools safer

7/16: How a ‘Sentiment Meter’ Helps Cops Understand Their Precincts

7/13: Walmart gains patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees in stores

7/13: Microsoft asks Congress to regulate facial recognition before it’s too late

7/12: Tim? Larry? We need to talk about smartphones and privacy

7/12: What Walmart’s patent for audio surveillance could mean for its workers

7/11: How a Startup Is Using the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy

7/10: Beer label uses facial recognition to talk with consumers

7/9: Fitness app Polar even better at revealing secrets than Strava

7/5: Taser-maker Axon partners with DJI on police drone program

7/5: How to See Everything Your Apps Are Allowed to Do

7/4: ‘Plane Hacker’ Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

7/3: Google’s Gmail controversy is everything people hate about Silicon Valley

7/3: Google explains Gmail privacy after controversy

7/2: Samsung’s texting app apparently sent pictures to people’s contacts without permission

7/2: How facial recognition ID’d the Capital Gazette shooter

7/1: Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with dozens of companies

6/30: Security News This Week: Mapping the NSA’s Secret Spy Hubs

6/29: The ACLU’s Biggest Roadblock to Fighting Mass Surveillance

6/29: Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

6/28: California Unanimously Passes Historic Privacy Bill

6/28: Facebook, Google, Microsoft use ‘dark patterns’ to trick people to give up data, report says

6/27: How Tech Workers Are Fighting Back Against Collusion With ICE and the Department of Defense

6/27: Secret NSA spying network alleged in San Francisco skyscraper, Seattle, other U.S. cities

6/25: AT&T lets NSA hide and surveil in plain sight, The Intercept reports

6/24: China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens

6/23: Smart-home technology becomes the newest tool of domestic abusers

6/22: Amazon staffers protest giant’s ‘support of the surveillance state’

6/22: Facebook app analytics mistakenly leaked to outsiders

6/22: In huge privacy win, US Supreme Court rules warrant needed to slurp folks’ location data

6/21: Google’s update makes privacy easier

6/21: ACLU wants to keep your phone safe from sneaky government malware

6/19: Verizon promises to stop selling its subscribers’ location data… for now

6/19: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint cut off location-data sharing contracts

6/18: ACLU wants Amazon to stop offering surveillance technology

6/17: Here are 15 privacy settings you should change from defaults, from Linkedin to cellphones to smart TVs

6/13: Apple to close iPhone security hole used by police, criminals

6/12: Apple can’t protect you from data trackers forever. No one can

6/11: Facebook releases 500 pages of damage control in response to senators’ questions

6/10: Facebook only pretended to shut down access to friends’ data in 2015, quietly continued access for its favored partners

6/9: Some Signal messages aren’t disappearing, due to a bug, says a report

6/8: 6 ways to make your iPhone more secure

6/7: Google releases guidelines for how it will use AI, vows to tread carefully with military and surveillance customers

6/7: How to increase your privacy online

6/6: One of America’s Biggest Genetic Testing Companies Refuses to Publicly Share Data That Could Save Countless Lives

6/6: RoboCop-ter: Boffins build drone to pinpoint brutal thugs in crowds

6/5: Facebook gave user data to ‘at least 4 Chinese companies,’ including tech giant ID’d as security threat by U.S. intel

6/5: For more than a decade, Facebook shared your friends’ data and other sensitive info with phone makers, even after they claimed not to (they’re still doing it)

6/5: A New Privacy Problem Could Deepen Facebook’s Legal Trouble

6/5: New Homeland Security system will bring facial recognition to land borders this summer

6/5: Amazon will stop selling connected toy filled with security issues

6/4: Clock blocker: Woman sues bosses over fingerprint clock-in tech

6/4: All Apple WWDC’s privacy features in one place

6/4: Facebook accused of giving over 60 device makers inappropriate access to user data

6/2: Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

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

6/1 Stingray phone stalker tech used near White House, SS7 abused to steal US citizens’ data – just Friday things

Local (PNW):

7/16: Safety over privacy? RealNetworks to offer free facial recognition technology to K-12 schools

7/5: Startup Spotlight: LifeID uses blockchain technology to build secure digital identities

6/27: City Light’s ‘smart meters’ are $17.4M over budget

6/19: Data privacy startup Prifender raises $5M to help companies stay compliant

Govt (Fed):

7/31: New EPA rule would force people to choose between privacy and health

7/30: Democrats have reportedly drawn up plans to slap big tech firms with privacy laws similar to GDPR in the EU

7/30: Amazon quietly invited Congress to ‘weigh in’ on facial recognition

7/27: The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers slow to move on facial recognition despite industry calls for regulation

7/27: Congressmen demand answers after Amazon facial recognition matches them to mugshots

7/27: Trump admin reportedly meeting with Facebook, Google to craft web privacy rights

7/13: Senators call on FTC to investigate smart TVs tracking viewers’ data

7/11: The Cybersecurity 202: Privacy advocates blast Kavanaugh for government surveillance support

7/11: Google’s Gmail privacy policy has Congress asking questions

7/9: Congress presses Apple, Alphabet on privacy issues

7/9: Trump’s Supreme Court pick will decide critical tech issues for decades – so what are the views of the contenders?

7/5: Senators demand answers from Zuckerberg over Facebook data access

7/3: Four US govt agencies poke probe in Facebook following more ‘oops, we spilled your data’ shocks

6/28: Congress Grills Cambridge Analytica Alum on New Firm’s Data Use

6/26: Senator asks FCC if police phone tracking devices disrupt 911 calls

6/25: What the Supreme Court’s landmark phone privacy ruling means for you (The 3:59, Ep. 419)

6/25: The Supreme Court decided on a major win for privacy

6/22: Supreme Court cracks down on government snooping through cellphone location records

6/22: Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy

6/21: Project Maven wasn’t alone: Googlers reportedly boycotted another military tool

6/14: Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo’s Snooping Habits

6/8: Hmmm, we can already seize your stuff, so why can’t we shoot down your drone, officials mull

6/8: Why Facebook’s secret data-sharing deal with Huawei has the US concerned

6/7: Google pledges not to develop AI weapons, but says it will still work with the military

6/6: The FBI wants you to factory reset your router. Here’s how to do it

Govt (States & Cities):

7/22: Malloy’s $10 million toll study facing opposition, concerns

7/18: Sioux Falls police prepare to launch 30 body cameras

7/10: Amazon, Orlando Police Department reinitiate facial recognition pilot

6/26: Orlando stops using Amazon’s controversial facial recognition tech

6/12: Forget probable cause: New bill could let cops pull your prescription history without a warrant

Policy & Opinion:

7/30: Real ID will divide us all into documented and undocumented

7/27: Commentary: When government hits ‘zone of privacy’

7/26: Lawmakers Can’t Ignore Facial Recognition’s Bias Anymore

7/19: Facial recognition and travel: Moving too fast?

7/19: To Earn Customer Trust on Data Privacy, You Need to Change the Narrative

7/18: Regulate facial recognition

7/17: Schools Can Now Get Facial Recognition Tech for Free. Should They?

7/14: The #PlaneBae furor proves privacy and the Golden Rule are in short supply

7/14: Is your private online content really private? Not if you do something stupid

7/2: Mark Zuckerberg and his empire of oily rags

6/29: Can Sacrificing Privacy Stomp Out Disinformation Online?

6/14: Encrypted Messaging Isn’t Magic

Overseas:

7/31: India mulls ban on probes into anonymized data use – with GDPR-style privacy laws

7/31: Fiat Chief’s Death Raises Privacy Questions

7/31: Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what’s the difference?

7/31: UK Group Threatens to Sue Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

7/29: China is so desperate to win its war on drugs, it’s started analyzing people’s sewage for contaminated pee

7/26: Facebook, Twitter Say Europe’s Privacy Law Causing User Drop

7/23: UK spies broke law for 15 years, but what can you do? shrugs judge

7/19: Facial recognition helped identify suspects in Novichok poisoning case

7/18: Don’t Expect Big Changes From Europe’s Record Google Fine

7/11: Brit privacy watchdog reports on political data harvests: We’ve read the lot so you don’t have to

7/6: ICANN’t get no respect: Europe throws Whois privacy plan in the trash

7/5: United States, you have 2 months to sort Privacy Shield … or data deal is for the bin – Eurocrats

7/5: Facial recognition trial takes off at Sydney Airport

7/5: London police commissioner: Don’t expect lots of arrests from facial recognition tech

7/4: Euro privacy watchdog raises eyebrows at mulled EU copyright law

6/19: Wasn’t too hard, was it? UK has made ‘significant progress’ in spy control

6/28: No more slurping of kids’ nationalities, Brit schools told

6/26: Venezuela blocks Tor browser

6/26: Japan’s AI-powered CCTV cameras catch shoplifters in the act

6/13: Cardiff chap chucks challenge at chops*-checking cops

6/11: A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent

6/7: Australia will force tech companies to help cops view encrypted data

6/4: ‘Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ’: Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

6/3: UK consumer review magazine Which?: your smart home is spying on you, from your TV to your toothbrush

Tech:

7/31: BurnBox Makes Hidden Files Look Like You’ve Deleted Them

7/25: Google Glass Is Back—Now with Artificial Intelligence

7/24: Chrome’s HTTP warning seeks to cut web surveillance, tampering

7/20: Today I learned: Duck.com redirects to Google, much to DuckDuckGo’s annoyance

7/18: Microsoft to pay new bounties for identity services holes

7/11: Put WhatsApp, Slack, admin privileges in a blender and what do you get? Wickr

7/8: All the Ways iOS 12 Will Make Your iPhone More Secure

7/1: Mozilla’s Firefox tries closing more privacy holes with new network tech

6/30: Best laptops for maintaining your privacy

6/28: IEEE joins the ranks of non-backdoored strong cryptography defenders

6/22: Don’t panic, but your baby monitor can be hacked into a spycam

6/18: Hotel smart speaker startup Roxy enables custom wake words and enhanced security in new alliance with voice tech company

6/18: Google to patch Home and Chromecast bug that leaked your location

6/15: Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android

6/14: Here’s how to get your data from Apple

6/13: MIT’s AI can now ‘see’ and track people through walls using wireless signals

6/6: NetMotion launches an IT platform to keep tabs on corporate smartphones

6/4: Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

7/24: Google Chrome pushes the web toward HTTPS (3:59 podcast)

7/21: Week In Geek Podcast: Facial recognition enters grade schools and Bird scooters landing in Seattle

6/29: Talk to the Bot (WIRED Gadget Lab podcast)

Privacy News Update, April-May 2018

May 31st, 2018 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update, April-May 2018 / Tags: , , , , , ,

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Featured:

5/30: AT&T and Verizon both want to run massive ad-tracking networks to rival Facebook

5/30: The FBI says you should reboot your router. Should you?

5/29: How the Tech Giants Created What Darpa Couldn’t

5/29: Evan Spiegel on Facebook: ‘We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices’

5/28: This AI Knows Who You Are by the Way You Walk

5/28: Alexa, stop recording conversations and sending them to other people!

5/28: This Creepy Chrome Extension Pauses YouTube for You When You Look Away

5/28: Facebook’s Health Groups Offer A Lifeline, But Privacy Concerns Linger

5/26: After Amazon Echo misfire, here are some tips to protect your own privacy

5/26: Amazon Explains Why Alexa Recorded And Emailed A Private Conversation

5/25: GDPRmageddon: They think it’s all over! Protip, it has only just begun

5/25: Apple Will Report Government Requests To Remove Apps From the App Store

5/25: Facebook Accused of Conducting Mass Surveillance Through Its Apps

5/24: What Is GDPR and Why Should You Care?

5/24: You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened

5/24: Amazon’s Alexa recorded and shared a conversation without consent, report says

5/24: It takes work to keep your data private online. These apps can help

5/23: So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren’t Science Projects Anymore

5/23: The ACLU is suing ICE for more information on its license plate reader contract

5/23: ‘Significant’ FBI Error Reignites Data Encryption Debate

5/22: Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police, Prompting Outcry Over Surveillance

5/22: FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public

5/22 ‘Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don’t have an account!’

5/22: GDPR for everyone, cries Microsoft: We’ll extend Europe’s privacy rights worldwide

5/22: Folks are shocked – shocked – that CIA-backed Amazon is selling face-recog tech to US snoops, cops

5/21: School Districts Can Hardly Wait to Start Tracking Kids With Police State-Style Face Recognition

5/20: The Pentagon has a project that aims to verify identity via smartphone

5/19: A data-broker has been quietly selling realtime access to your cellphone’s location, and they suck, so anyone could get it for free

5/19: A Location-Sharing Disaster Shows How Exposed You Really Are

5/19: ‘I Asked Apple for All My Data. Here’s What Was Sent Back’

5/18: Facebook Android app caught seeking ‘superuser’ clearance

5/17: Cell Phone Tracking Firm Exposed Millions of Americans’ Real-time Locations

5/16: Bay Area nurses protest, demanding removal of Mark Zuckerberg’s name from their hospital

5/16: Whois privacy shambles becomes last-minute mad data scramble

5/16: Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

5/15: Facebook Faulted By Judge For ‘Troubling Theme’ In Privacy Case

5/15: US judge to Facebook: Nope, facial recognition lawsuit has to go to jury

5/15: US Cell Carriers Are Selling Access To Your Real-Time Phone Location Data

5/14: Site generates privacy-preserving YouTube embeds

5/14: Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

5/14: Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now

5/14: Encrypted Email Has a Major, Divisive Flaw

5/14: PGP and S/MIME decryptors can leak plaintext from emails, says infosec professor

5/14: Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP

5/14: Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

5/11: No one knows how Google Duplex will work with eavesdropping laws

5/11: Sueballs flying over Facebook’s Android app data slurping

5/10: Alexa and Siri can hear this hidden command, but you can’t

5/9: This New Tool Helps You Turn Off Facebook’s Surveillance and Reclaim Some Privacy

5/9: Crypto chat app Signal’s disappearing messages found hiding on macOS

5/8: Android P to improve users’ network privacy

5/7: Ticketmaster Hopes To Speed Up Event Access By Scanning Your Face

5/7: Microsoft Build: Data privacy must be protected, CEO Satya Nadella tells technologists

5/4: Former VW owner discovered digital access to her car months after it was sold

5/3: The spies that knew too much about Facebook’s advertising network

5/2: Facebook Has Fired Multiple Employees for Snooping on Users: Motherboard

5/2: Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors

5/1: Facebook Unveils Privacy Tool ‘Clear History’

5/1: You should be worried about your DNA privacy

5/1: Genetic website subpoenaed in California serial killer probe

4/30: WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook after clashing over data privacy

4/27: Facebook confesses: Buckle up, there’s plenty more privacy lapses where that came from

4/27: Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

4/26: Facebook Is Demanding Personal Information From Political Advertisers, Raising Privacy Concerns

4/25: Researchers Hacked Amazon’s Alexa To Spy On Users, Again

4/24: State spy agencies ‘outsource surveillance’ to foreign partners – campaign group

4/24: Whoops! Google forgot to delete Right To Be Forgotten search result

4/24: Happy having Amazon tiptoe into your house? Why not the car, then? In-trunk delivery – what could go wrong?

4/23: Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy

4/21: Eventbrite Claims The Right To Film Your Events — And Keep the Copyright

4/20: Palantir Knows Everything About You

4/20: No way, RSA! Security conference’s mobile app embarrassingly insecure

4/20: Facebook Starts Its Facial Recognition Push To Europeans

4/19: Tech Workers Ask Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon to Not Pursue Pentagon Contracts

4/16: Uber Makes Peace With Cities by Spilling Its Secrets

4/14: Yahoo’s New Privacy Policy Allows Data-Sharing With Verizon

4/12: Nearly 1 In 10 Americans Have Deleted Their Facebook Account Over Privacy Concerns, Survey Claims

4/12: The Bargain at the Heart of the Kid Internet
4/12: Facebook exits anti-privacy alliance it formed with Comcast and Google

4/12: Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

4/11: Instagram Will Soon Let You Download a Copy of Your Data

4/11: Facebook admits: Apps were given users’ permission to go into their inboxes

4/11: What you don’t know about how Facebook uses your data

4/9: Apple co-founder closing Facebook account in privacy crisis

4/9: Facebook users to learn if they were part of privacy scandal

4/4: Facebook Scans What You Send Other People on Messenger App

3/28: Cities Worldwide Spent Over $3 Billion Last Year To Peep On You

3/6: Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

Local (PNW):

5/24: Woman Says Alexa Device Recorded Her Private Conversation and Sent It To Random Contact; Amazon Confirms the Incident

5/24: Here’s what Amazon had to say after investigating an unusual case of Alexa eavesdropping

5/24: Amazon Draws Heat for Facial Recognition Tool Used for Policing

4/30: Seattle, give congestion pricing a test drive

4/27: Working Geek: Privacy chief Ginger Armbruster guards Seattle’s data from surprising threats

Govt (Fed):

5/23: Kids and the web latest: ‘Won’t somebody please think of the children!’ US Congresscritters plead

5/23: Lawyer warned FCC of Securus phone-tracking risks 10 months ago

5/23: ACLU Sues ICE For License Plate Reader Contracts, Records

5/22: One year late, US senators act on fake net neutrality comments that drowned the FCC

5/22: FBI repeatedly inflated cell phone encryption threat numbers

5/20: Pentagon-Funded Project Will ‘Solve’ Cellphone Identity Verification Within Two Years

5/19: Repo Men Scan Billions of License Plates — For the Government

5/19: 40 Cellphone-Tracking Devices Discovered Throughout Washington (DC)

5/19: FCC Investigating LocationSmart Over Phone-Tracking Flaw

5/16: US senators ask FTC to investigate Google’s Location imbroglio

5/15: Homeland Security seeks license to kill drones deemed dangerous

5/14: Sen. Ron Wyden wants to know why police can track any phone in seconds

5/12: US Appeals Court Rules Border Agents Need Suspicion To Search Cellphones

5/11: Amazon Echo That Records Kids Draws Concern From U.S. Lawmakers

5/11: US prison telco accused of selling your phone’s location to the cops

5/11: Congress introduces bill to block government encryption backdoors

5/10: Lawmakers Move To Block Government From Ordering Digital ‘Back Doors’

5/10: US border cops told not to search seized devices just for the hell of it

5/10: New law would stop Feds from demanding encryption backdoor

5/4: The NSA Managed to Collect 500 Million US Call Records in 2017 Despite Targeting Just 40 People

5/3: New NSA Head Faces Repairing Ties to Business Over Cyberthreats

5/1: Blu phone maker settles with FTC over data privacy

4/27: How ICE Is Gaining a Scary Amount of Data Through Police Data-Mining

4/21: Facebook privacy audit by auditors finds everything is awesome!

4/14: Former FBI Director James Comey Reveals How Apple and Google’s Encryption Efforts Drove Him ‘Crazy’

4/12: Uber hid database hack from FTC while FTC probed Uber for an earlier database hack

4/10: As Zuck testifies to Senate, Democrats propose tough opt-in privacy law

4/10: Democratic Senators Propose ‘Privacy Bill of Rights’ To Prevent Websites From Sharing Or Selling Sensitive Info Without Opt-In Consent

4/9: Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube over privacy

4/9: White House: Is it OK to hijack, shoot down, or snoop on drones? Er … asking for a friend

4/9: They’re back! ‘Feds only’ encryption backdoors prepped in US by Dems

4/3: US Suspects Listening Devices in Washington

Govt (States & Cities):

5/27: Vermont Passes First-of-Its-Kind Law to Regulate Data Brokers

5/23: Chicago Advances Bill Allowing Police Drones to Surveil Protestors

5/5: New California Ballot Measure Demands Groundbreaking Privacy Rights

5/5: Georgia Could Pass a Vaguely Written ‘Unauthorized Computer Access’ Law This Week

4/24: Google Aims at Privacy Law After Facebook Lobbying Failed

4/23: Bungling cops try to use dead chap’s fingers to unlock his smartmobe

Policy & Opinion:

5/24: Don’t Freak Out About That Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Situation

5/21: The Line Between Big Tech and Defense Work

5/16: People like convenience more than privacy – so no, blockchain will not ‘decentralise the web’

5/15: Should the FTC Investigate Google’s Location Data Collection?

5/8: Android P should be about privacy

5/8: Privacy in a connected world: What does it mean to you?

5/7: Microsoft’s Nadella says privacy is a human right that needs protecting

5/5: Four features that would tame Facebook

5/5: Are We Living in a World Where You Can’t Opt Out of Data Sharing?

5/3: Former Senator Al Franken says Facebook has gotten too big

5/1: Scott Pruitt’s new ‘secret science’ proposal is the wrong way to increase transparency

4/26: Citizen engagement key to successful smart cities(NOTE: pro industry)

4/24: Oh dear… Netizens think ‘private’ browsing really means totally private

4/18: Richard Stallman On Facebook’s Privacy Scandal: We Need a Law. There’s No Reason We Should Let Them Exist if the Price is Knowing Everything About Us

4/17: Signal app guru Moxie: Facebook is like Exxon. Everyone needs it, everyone despises it

4/15: Is It Time To Stop Using Social Media?

4/14: App Permissions Don’t Tell Us Nearly Enough About Our Apps

4/9: Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself

4/9: Steve Wozniak Drops Facebook: ‘The Profits Are All Based On the User’s Info’

4/3: When it Comes To Privacy, Consent is Immaterial. Corporate and Gov’t Surveillance Systems Must Be Stopped Before They Ask For Consent: Richard Stallman

3/5: Should we forget about the ‘right to be forgotten’?

Overseas:

5/29: GCHQ bod tells privacy advocates: Most of our work is making sure we operate within the law

5/25: Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint (Europe)

5/25: How Your Favorite Tech Blog Is Grappling With Europe’s New Privacy Law

5/25: Zimbabwe is Introducing a Mass Facial Recognition Project With Chinese AI Firm CloudWalk

5/25: Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

5/25: Everything you need to know about GDPR

5/24: Oz sports’ pee-samplers outed buying Cellebrite phone-crack kit

5/24: UK’s spy auditor: What should we ask when reviewing super-slurp warrants?

5/24: Microsoft expands data privacy tools ahead of GDPR

5/23: Apple users in the EU can now download all the info the company has on them

5/23: Facebook Asks British Users To Submit Their Nudes as Protection Against Revenge Porn

5/22: Victoria’s educational apps-for-students let creeps contact kids (Canada)

5/21: Google Sued For ‘Clandestine Tracking’ of 4.4 Million UK iPhone Users’ Browsing Data

5/21: Slurp up patient data for algos that will detect cancer early, says UK PM

5/18: New privacy rules could make her one of tech’s most important regulators

5/16: Privacy group asks UK politicos to pinky swear not to use personal data for electioneering

5/15: Wah, encryption makes policing hard, cries UK’s National Crime Agency

5/15: You’ve been Zucked: Facebook boss refuses to face-off with Brit MPs

5/15: UK Watchdog Calls for Face Recognition Ban Over 90 Percent False-Positive Rate

5/13: Facial-recognition software inaccurate in 98% of cases, report finds

5/6: A facial recognition program used by British police yielded thousands of false positives

5/4: Sky News will use facial recognition to identify celebs and nobility at the upcoming royal wedding (UK)

5/2: Australian government plans to do a Facebook on citizens’ data

5/2: Black Mirror too real in China as schools shun parents with bad social credit

5/1: Brain-scanning in Chinese factories probably doesn’t work — if it’s happening at all

5/1: Iran Bans Use of Telegram Messaging App To Protect ‘National Security’

5/1: Singapore Airport May Use Facial Recognition Systems To Find Late Passengers

4/30: Chinese Government Admits Collection of Deleted WeChat Messages

4/30: Facebook furiously pumps brakes on Euro probe into transatlantic personal data slurping

4/30: Companies in Israel Facing New Data Security Regulations

4/27: High Court gives UK.gov six months to make the Snooper’s Charter lawful

4/19: Facebook To Put 1.5 Billion Users Out of Reach of New EU Privacy Law

4/18: You’re a govt official. You accidentally slap personal info on the web. Quick, blame a kid! (Canada)

4/12: A Wanted Man in China Has Been Caught Because of Facial Recognition Software

4/8: ‘Big Brother’ In India Requires Fingerprint Scans For Food, Phones, Finances

4/6: Google Seeks To Limit ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ By Claiming It’s Journalistic (UK)

4/5: City of Melbourne’s Data Speeds Up On-Street Parking (Oz)

3/28: India’s prime minister accused of privacy breaches

Tech:

5/30: Digital license plates finally hit the road in California

5/29: California proposes location-tracking, e-ink license plates that display “STOLEN” if a car is boosted

5/25: Tufts boffins track device location without GPS or towers

5/25: Welcome to your sci-fi dystopia: Sonic firewalls to crumble inaudible ad-tracking phone cookies

5/24: Doc ‘Cluetrain’ Searls’ privacy engine project is just the ticket for IEEE

5/24: Microsoft and boffins cook up hardware-secured database

5/18: LocationDumb: Phone tracker foul-up exposes world+dog to tracking

5/17: Ask Slashdot: Which Is the Safest Router?

5/17: Voice squatting attacks: Hacks turn Amazon Alexa, Google Home into secret eavesdroppers

5/17: Amazon now offers Alexa-centric home security

5/15: YouTube Might Finally Get An Incognito Mode

5/14: Researchers have found a vulnerability in two popular email encryption protocols

5/12: The Tech Used To Monitor Inmate Calls Is Able To Track Civilians Too

5/8: Adobe, ‘hyper personalisation’ and your privacy

5/8: In first move since Amazon acquisition, Ring launches Neighbors app to help users fight crime

5/7: Connected Cars Don’t Necessarily Disconnect Previous Owners When Resold

5/1: Facebook to introduce Clear History privacy tool in coming months

5/1: What could Facebook possibly do next to reassure privacy fears? Yup – make a dating app

4/30: Volkswagen, Audi Cars Vulnerable To Remote Hacking

4/26: ‘Alexa, listen in on my every word and send it all to a shady developer’

4/21: Time to ditch the front door key? Nest’s new wireless smart lock is surprisingly convenient

4/17: Microsoft Supreme Court Case May Be Over But Challenges Persist

4/13: https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/13/1442249/google-chrome-to-boost-user-privacy-by-improving-cookies-handling-procedure4/13: Google Chrome To Boost User Privacy by Improving Cookies Handling Procedure

4/12: Boffins find new ways to slurp private info from Facebook addicts using precision-targeted ads

4/11: Steam Spy Announces It’s Shutting Down, Blames Valve’s New Privacy Settings

4/3: One solution to wreck privacy-hating websites: Flood them with bogus info using browser tools

4/3: Tor ‘sunsets’ secure Messenger that never exited beta

3/29: Facebook Will No Longer Allow Third-Party Data For Targeting Ads

3/27: Adobe: New Unified Customer Profile will personalise ads as never before

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

5/25: Edward Snowden on Privacy in the Age of Trump and Facebook

5/8: How a suspected gang member’s traffic stop led to a crucial privacy case

5/4: Netflix’s Anon is an augmented reality neo-noir nightmare

5/3: Gattaca director Andrew Niccol on conformity, technology, and his new Netflix film Anon

4/10: The Revelation of Cardi B