Privacy News Update, 2-8-15

February 8th, 2015 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update, 2-8-15 / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Featured:

Feb 3: Seattle poised to be leader in protecting resident privacy

Jan 31: The journey of LAPD’s anti-terror Suspicious Activity Reports

Jan 27: Millions of cars tracked across US in ‘massive’ real-time DEA spy program

Jan 27: Traffic app’s tracking ability concerns police

Jan 26: EFF outlines plan to stop mass spying

Jan 22: The Quiet Horrors of House Arrest, Electronic Monitoring, and Other Alternative Forms of Incarceration

Jan 14: Department of Homeland Security oversight report: DHS is a terrifying failure

Jan 13: Taxi group calls bluff after Uber gives anonymized trip data to city officials

 

Local:

Jan 23: Bill would underscore warrant requirement for Stingray use

Jan 25: New drone rules proposed to limit warrantless surveillance

Jan 15: Google Ends Glass Explorer Program, Seattle’s Glasshole Responds

 

Govt:

Feb 5: Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones

Feb 4: Western Spy Agencies Secretly Rely on Hackers for Intel and Expertise

Feb 3: New White House Rules on Surveillance Fall Short, Privacy Group Says

Jan 30: U.S. to Collect Genetic Data to Hone Care

Jan 30: US to provide privacy group with memo on surveillance

Jan 30: Police use of body-worn cameras questioned by Menlo Park council members

Jan 29: A Year After Reform Push, NSA Still Collects Bulk Domestic Data, Still Lacks Way to Assess Value

Jan 29: White House said to be preparing sweeping privacy legislation

Jan 29: DEA plan to track drivers went much wider, new documents reveal

Jan 28: DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

Jan 28: Firms may face new $16,500 privacy fines under White House bill

Jan 27: Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies

Jan 27: Senator Al Franken’s Concerns About Uber’s Privacy Policy Linger

Jan 27: Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

Jan 26: Secret ‘BADASS’ Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones

Jan 23: Even When Sharing Top Billing with Edward Snowden, the NSA Is Unrepentant

Jan 23: Montana Senate OKs bills to put electronics in privacy laws

Jan 23: APNewsBreak: Gov’t reverses on health care privacy problem

Jan 22: Barrett Brown Sentenced to Five Years, Vows to Keep Investigating Government Wrongdoing

Jan 22: California cops hope to expand facial recognition, “eCrime” head says

Jan 22: Police use of radar to see inside buildings concerns senators

Jan 21: Cops get handheld radar that can “detect people breathing” through walls

Jan 21: Google, Viacom Win Dismissal of Suit Over Children’s Web Privacy

Jan 21: Spies Among Us: How Community Outreach Programs to Muslims Blur Lines between Outreach and Intelligence

Jan 21: Government health care website quietly sharing personal data

Jan 20: Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Jan 20: President Obama calls on Congress to strengthen cybersecurity laws

Jan 20: FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You’re Connected To TOR Or a VPN

Jan 19: Snowden docs reveal NSA digital warfare capabilities

Jan 18: New California Assembly privacy panel is ‘the key committee to watch’

Jan 16: Netflix “refused” to answer encryption allegation, FCC commissioner says

Jan 16: The Government Retreats — a Bit — in Its Assault on Press Freedom

Jan 15: Body cameras for L.A. police: Not everybody trusts the new tech

Jan 13: Obama aims to protect privacy

Jan 12: FBI Access To NSA Surveillance Data Expands In Recent Years

 

Policy:

Feb 6: Google’s advisory committee: Limit ‘right to be forgotten’ to Europe

Feb 5: Marketers, Please Tell Me You’ve Got a Better Plan for Privacy

Jan 31: The government loves the policy ‘technology for me but not for thee’

Jan 30: Study shows credit card metadata is not as anonymous as thought

Jan 29: License-plate tracking by DEA trades away too much liberty

Jan 29: What to do about drones

Jan 28: Is data privacy just a dream?

Jan 28: People erasing digital footprints out of privacy fears

Jan 28: Our privacy is for sale, we have to accept that. But what’s the price tag?

Jan 26: Google silent on WikiLeaks email warrant for nearly three years

Jan 23: Consumerist on Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free

Jan 21: Is Corporate America ready for real cyber-security?

Jan 21: Snowden: Paris showed mass surveillance doesn’t stop terrorism

Jan 20: Obama Wants Companies to Stop Stealing Your Data. Good Luck.

Jan 20: Laws needed to keep data miners from ruling our lives

Jan 20: Obama privacy plan has two audiences, and could fail both

Jan 20: Obama’s Cyber Proposals Sound Good, But Erode Information Security

Jan 15: We’re being stigmatized by ‘big data’ scores we don’t even know about

Jan 13: Smart gadgets, dumb users

Jan 12: Data privacy isn’t dead with the internet of things, just different

Jan 12: In eco-terrorist case, justice is thwarted

Jan 12: The price and privilege of free speech and a free press

 

Overseas:

Jan 31: Shameless: rogue Lords sneak Snooper’s Charter back in AGAIN

Jan 29: Top cop’s claims cast shadow over data-retention plan

Jan 29: Telstra: we don’t collect the metadata the government wants now

Jan 28: EU nations seeking to overcome passenger privacy hurdles in anti-terror fight

Jan 28: Warning: Australian spy agency won’t delete retained data

Jan 27: Internet of things needs global privacy push, says UK regulator

Jan 27: CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents

Jan 27: Germany’s privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor

Jan 26: Watchdogs critical of Oz data retention regime

Jan 26: Mass Surveillance Threatens Digital Security And Human Rights, Says European Report

Jan 23: Border Protection plans to expand telco surveillance

Jan 22: Australian government blames Snowden for data retention

Jan 20: Europe Considers Surveillance Expansion After Deadly Attacks

Jan 15: U.K. PM To Take His Anti-Encryption Drum-Banging To Obama’s Doorstep

Jan 13: U.K. PM Backpedals On ‘Encryption Ban’, Sort Of

Jan 13: Welcome to ‘uber-veillance’ says Australian Privacy Foundation

Jan 13: UK PM looking to outlaw encrypted online communication

Jan 13: UK declares war on privacy under the facade of “national security”

Jan 12: UK spy chief warns Apple, Google privacy effort is “closing off” ability to catch terrorists

Jan 12: British spy agency seeks snooping powers, as London’s mayor is “not bothered” with civil liberties

Jan 12: Brandis takes the data-retention debate beyond logic

 

Tech:

Jan 30: Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private

Jan 30: Uber’s privacy program has room for improvement, review finds

Jan 30: Teen whiz exposes WhatsApp profile pic privacy blunder bug

Jan 30: Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to kill off hated zombie stalkers

Jan 30: Verizon Wireless will allow users to opt out of undeletable ‘supercookies’

Jan 29: Mozilla Dusts Off Old Servers, Lights Up Tor Relays

Jan 29: A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites

Jan 29: Research Shows Location Tracking Apps Like Grindr Could Threaten Your Privacy

Jan 29: IBM punts cryptotastic cloudy ID verification services

Jan 28: Hey, User! Do You Know What Your Apps Are Up To?

Jan 28: ​IBM plans to broadly offer its Identity Mixer technology

Jan 27: Encrypted Messaging App Wickr Hides Behind Cats To Post Facebook Pics Privately

Jan 21: Mozilla tweaks “referer headers” in bid to limit website privacy grabs

Jan 20: Google Glass: What went wrong

Jan 16: BMW: ADMEN have asked us for YOUR connected car DATA

Jan 16: Google to put Glass on shelf for redesign

Jan 15: PROOF the undead STALK Verizon users: Admen caught using ‘perma-cookie’

Jan 15: Microsoft cracks personalisation without prying

Jan 14: Rapere: The drone that hunts other drones

Jan 13: Bosch Pioneers Privacy Transparency

Jan 12: Apple launches new privacy-oriented ‘Games for Kids’ section

Jan 11: As health trackers become commonplace, the question is how to best use the data?

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