Privacy News Update, 1-5-15

January 5th, 2015 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update, 1-5-15 / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Jan 1: The Most Dangerous People on the Internet Right Now

Dec 31: LMU Law Review to Present Symposuim on National Security and Digital Surveillance in the United States – More details here.

Dec 31: Now There’s an App For Detecting Government Stingray Cell Phone Trackers

Dec 31: NSA can wiretap Skype wholesale

Dec 31: Five ways to delete yourself from the Internet

Dec 26: Online armour: Duncan Campbell’s tech chief on anonymity 101

Dec 26: NSA Drops Christmas Eve Surprise

Dec 25: ‘Art for Spooks’ Makes Paranoid Augmented Realities for NSA Spies

Dec 24: 8 Free Privacy Programs Worth Your Year-End Donations

Dec 22: White House nudges Congress to revisit controversial ‘CISPA-style’ laws after Sony attack

Dec 17: Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch over Maryland



Jan 1: If the Supreme Court tackles the NSA in 2015, it’ll be one of these five cases

Dec 31: FBI can secretly spy on Americans even if its useless oversight court says no

Dec 31: Senators seek information on FBI cell tracking

Dec 31: FTC Finalizes Snapchat Privacy Complaint Settlement

Dec 30: [Illinois Gov] Quinn inks new eavesdropping restrictions

Dec 30: Judge Gorsuch on arrrest warrants and Doppler radar devices

Dec 30: WikiLeaks claims employee’s Google mail, metadata seized by US government

Dec 29: The NSA’s Ongoing Efforts to Hide Its Lawbreaking

Dec 29: Bill proposed to improve data on police (video)

Dec 28: Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security

Dec 26: ACLU accuses NSA of using holiday lull to ‘minimise impact’ of documents

Dec 25: Facebook fails to dismiss privacy case over scanned messages

Dec 24: Police Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Investigate Suspects

Dec 23: A Brief History of the CIA’s Unpunished Spying on the Senate

Dec 23: Privacy Groups Upbraid MPAA For Trying To Bring SOPA Back At The State Level

Dec 23: Report advises Iowa to wait on drone regulation

Dec 23: Senators query rideshare services Lyft, Uber on privacy

Dec 22: Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

Dec 22: Irony 101: Study Ethics with Legal Ace Who Sanctioned NSA Wiretapping, CIA Torture

Dec 22: Google: Gov’t data removal requests dipped slightly over 2013

Dec 21: Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Dec 19: SFPD’s sophisticated surveillance technology raises concerns about usage

Dec 17: “Tech firms tussle with DOJ over the right to say ‘zero’

Dec 17: NYC lawmaker wants to ban drones except for cops with warrants

Dec 16: Cops illegally nailed webcam to utility pole for 6 weeks to spy on house

Dec 16: The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users

Dec 16: ‘Hackathon’ asks techies to aid Seattle police on sensitive-video issues

Dec 16: LAPD’s plan for 7,000 body cameras comes with challenges

Dec 16; Health database Cal Index must address privacy, consumer group says

Dec 15: SPD’s Body Cameras Won’t Record Everything. Policy Gets Mixed Response.



Jan 1: Citizenfour: all it’s cracked up to be and more

Dec 31: 2015 tech prediction: What about encryption?

Dec 30: Infiltrate the NSA

Dec 30: The Year’s Biggest Winners and Losers in Privacy and Security

Dec 30: New NSA leaks: does crypto still work?

Dec 30: Online privacy and the Edward Snowden documentary

Dec 29: Voters agree: A free and open Internet is crucial to our economic future

Dec 28: The Enormous Implications Of Facebook Indexing 1 Trillion Of Our Posts

Dec 28: The Future of Getting Arrested

Dec 24: How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm

Dec 23: Charlatans: The new wave of privacy profiteers

Dec 18: Survey: Will we give up privacy without a fight?

Dec 17: Editorial – Have a full and open debate on rules for LAPD body cameras

Dec 17: More people may be dodging NSA surveillance than you think – Open thread

Dec 17: What privacy will look like in 2025, according to Pew study

Dec 16: Wyden’s drive to protect privacy is smart — and on-time: Editorial Agenda 2014

Dec 16: Richard Cohen: Our cyber nightmares

Dec 15: Over 700 million people have taken steps to improve privacy since Snowden



Dec 25: Christmas Eve email asked Oz telcos for metadata retention costs by Jan 9th

Dec 24: Ireland: Hey, you. America. Hands off Microsoft’s email cloud servers

Dec 23: Line Application Denies Reports Thailand Is Monitoring Messages

Dec 23: Thailand’s Government Claims It Can Monitor The Country’s 30M Line Users

Dec 23: GCHQ: We can’t track crims any more thanks to Snowden

Dec 20: FURY erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy USA’s data-slurping appetite

Dec 19: Neighbourhood watch: how domestic CCTV is sweeping the UK

Dec 19: Note to data-retention law makers: The internet is not a telephone

Dec 18: Researchers discover security flaws that make cellphones vulnerable to hacking

Dec 16: UK cops demand list of attendees at university fracking debate



Dec 31: 80% of visits to Tor hidden services relate to child sex abuse, study suggests

Dec 29: Hacker claims you can steal fingerprints with only a camera

Dec 27: How will Google, Apple shake up car insurance industry?

Dec 26: The Drone That Could Save You From Drowning

Dec 23: Apple updates Macs for first time without asking — to foil hackers

Dec 23: App maker pitches self-destruct messaging to Hollywood

Dec 22: Algorithmically evolved masks that appear as faces to facial-recognition software

Dec 22: A Marketer’s 2015 Privacy Primer

Dec 22: Drones over beaches, homes get complaints on Kauai

Dec 21: Microsoft Removes All Third Party Snapchat Apps From The Windows Phone Store

Dec 19: Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Dec 18: RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

Dec 17: Google Hangouts: Too smart for privacy?

Dec 17: Google’s end-to-end email encryption moves to Github

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