Privacy News roundup, 6-22-14

Congress passes crackdown on NSA surveillance
also from Wired:and Slashdot

– NOTE – the above is only the House, not Congress + Obama signature, so not really ‘passed’ yet. And the bill also has limits on Gitmo stuff which will surely be a direct challenge to Obama – but a big first step, anyway – #6

Court rules police need warrant for cell phone location tracking
Also from Wired here and here.

How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet


To Speed Up Security Lines, Airports Start Tracking Your Smartphone

Apple Cuts Off a Way to Secretly Track Shoppers

Microsoft: NSA security fallout ‘getting worse’ … ‘not blowing over’and from BusinessWeek

Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents

Slippery Google greases up, aims to squirm out of EU privacy grasp

Top Canadian court: Cops need warrant to get names from ISPsand Slashdot

Facial recognition tech convicts man in Chicago robbery case

NSA’s Novel Claim: Our Systems Are Too Complex To Obey the Law

Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech

Microsoft fights US warrant for customer data stored overseas

Jindal vetoes REAL ID bill

Microsoft promises no snooping in new fine print for web services

GPS tracking case has left unsettled questions

Google’s Nest Buys Home Monitoring Camera Company Dropcam

Ex-NSA Chief Pitches Banks Costly Advice on Cyber-Attacks

Who Doesn’t Want to Close the E-Mail Privacy Loophole?

Europe’s High Court Will Look at Facebook’s Possible Role in NSA Spying

UK says cyber-spies monitor Facebook, Google use