Privacy News Update, 5-24 part 2

May 25th, 2015 / Filed Under: Uncategorized / Comments Off on Privacy News Update, 5-24 part 2 / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Featured:

5/24: County sheriff has used stingray over 300 times with no warrant

5/23: Apple and Google met with spy chiefs at an 18th-century mansion in England to secretly discuss government surveillance

5/23: NSA Winds Down Once-Secret Phone-Records Collection Program

5/23: Fate of U.S. Domestic Surveillance Program Uncertain After Senate Vote

5/23: The Government’s Consumer Data Watchdog

5/22: What are cellphone networks blabbing about you to the Feds? A US senator wants to know

5/21: Here’s the Best Stuff from Edward Snowden’s Reddit “Ask Me Anything”

5/21: Academics Build a New Tor Client Designed To Beat the NSA

5/20: I say Zuck off, YOU say Zuck off, we ALL say Zuck off

5/20: Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations

5/20: ISPs really don’t want to follow new customer data privacy rules

5/20: Survey Finds Americans Don’t Trust Government and Companies to Protect Privacy

5/19: Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance

5/17: FBI claims security researcher took control of plane

5/15: Court won’t force US to divulge secret strategy to cut mobile phone service

5/15: Advocacy groups propose rules for police body cameras

5/15: Emails Show FBI Privacy Concerns About License-Plate Readers

5/15: San Jose, police union reach agreement on body-camera use

5/14: How You Can Better Protect Your Privacy

5/13: Employee Says She Was Fired for Refusing to Be Tracked 24/7 (California)

5/12: Rand Paul Is Fighting for Your Privacy—Unless You’re a Woman

5/12: Oakland puts off acting on controversial surveillance system

 

Local:

5/22: The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police

5/20: Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Idea as Replacement for Gas Tax

5/20: Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

5/13: Gov. Inslee signs health care information sharing measure

 

Govt:

5/23: The Obama administration just effectively ended one of the NSA’s most controversial programs

5/23: After Break, Senate to Reconsider Patriot Act Extension

5/23: Police body-camera bill raises privacy issues(CT)

5/23: San Jose police’s body camera policy worries watchdog

5/22: NSA Planned To Hijack Google App Store To Hack Smartphones

5/22: California may set rules for police tracking of cellphones

5/22: Justice Department Issues Policy on Domestic Drone Use

5/22: Bush, Christie Rise in Defense of Patriot Act (tweedlea** and tweedleh***)

5/21: Senate Is Sharply Split Over Extension of N.S.A. Phone Data Collection

5/21: Do Police Have a Right to Withhold Video When They Kill Someone?

5/21: Future of Domestic Surveillance Powers Uncertain as Congress Fights

5/20: 5 Ways We Must Regulate Drones at the US Border

5/20: Utah lawmaker working on police body camera rules

5/20: U.S. Senators Try to Block Extension of Bulk Data Collection

5/20: Paul Commandeers Senate to Protest Patriot Act

5/19: Apple, Google and More Bring Privacy Fears to Obama

5/18: Republicans Clash Over NSA Surveillance Powers

5/17: Stamford seeks body cams as state lags on records laws(CT)

5/14: Body cams for SF cops, stalled for years, now given deadline

5/14: Police surveillance bill heads to House (CT)

5/14: More SAPD officers to wear body cameras (TX)

5/14: Gabbard co-introduces surveillance oversight bill

5/14: Deal could come soon on license plate data retention (Minnesota)

5/13: Top Senator: Domestic Surveillance Needs to Be Ramped Up

5/11: Illinois State Police will fly “unmanned aircraft” not “drones”

5/11: Speech Recognition is NSA’s Best-Kept Open Secret

 

Policy:

5/24: Body cam oversight crucial for success

5/24: The Bear Case for Wearable Health Technology

5/22: Quoted: Edward Snowden on caring about privacy

5/22: Mercury News editorial: Tech industry must secure privacy rights

5/22: Poe, Rand: NSA bulk collection of data tramples our rights

5/22: Henry: Cranks see new item to drone on about

5/20: Wolverton: We actually do care about online privacy

5/17: Surveillance Without Borders

5/14: Shortcomings of Cybersecurity Bills

5/10: Proposed SF home-sharing platform regulations are privacy invasive

 

Overseas:

5/23: Germany Declines Comment on Reported ‘Deep Freeze’ With U.S. Intelligence

5/21: Another Spying Scandal in Germany Adds to Political Crisis for Merkel

5/20: Firms to Face Stiffer Fines for Breaking EU’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Rules

5/20: For US Allies, Paradigm Shift in Intelligence Collection

5/20: Poll Shows a Third of Germans Feel Deceived by Merkel in Spy Row

5/20: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

5/19: Merkel Backs Coalition Partner After Spy Scandal Rifts

5/19: European Internet Users Urged To Protect Themselves Against Facebook Tracking

5/16: GCHQ Officials Given Immunity From Hacking Charges

5/15: Facebook ‘Tramples European Privacy Law’: Belgian Watchdog

5/15: Prying Parents: Phone Monitoring Apps Flourish in S. Korea

5/23: David Cameron is about to redefine what it means to be an ‘extremist’ in Britain

5/15: Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking … just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

5/14: Metadata scope creep sees Border Force ask for access (Oz)

5/13: Germany Gives Huge Amount of Phone, Text Data to U.S.: Report

5/13: Mozilla flings teddy out of pram over France’s ‘Patriot Act’

5/13: WikiLeaks, er, leaks the Bundestag Inquiry into NSA naughtiness

 

Tech:

5/23: Cute Or Creepy? Google’s Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear

5/23: Smart home of the future is here; why aren’t people buying in?

5/22: Factory Reset On Millions of Android Devices Doesn’t Wipe Storage

5/22: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

5/19: Google, Apple among tech giants urging US to support encryption

5/19: Redmond promises even MORE cloudy crypto

5/19: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: ‘It’s not our site’s goal to be a completely free-speech platform’

5/18: Privacy Concerns About Verizon-AOL Deal Are Really Concerns About Increased Competition

5/18: What is an IP address and what can it reveal about you?

5/11: Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

5/11: Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

5/09: Anonymous Tor Cloud Project Closes Down

 

Books/Misc:

5/15: ‘Future Crimes,’ by Marc Goodman

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