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

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