Privacy news update, 8-3-14

Govt:
Aug 3: Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Feds To Speed Up Regulations For Drones

Aug 2: Feds’ Silk Road Investigation Broke Privacy Laws, Defendant Tells Court

Aug 1: Americans’ liberties in the balance

Aug 1: LAPD seeks to limit civilian drone flights over police stations

Aug 1: Access to Ohio facial-recognition system is limited

Aug 1: Internet Companies Berate Microsoft’s Recent Loss In Email Privacy Case

Aug 1: Ruling Against Microsoft Adds to Tech Industry’s Privacy Headaches

Aug 1: Ill. drone law extended to private operators

Aug 1: Twitter: Hey. Remember us? Hello, yes. Govts want to spy on us too!

Jul 31: CIA admits to spying on Senate committee

JUl 31: Microsoft’s Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

Jul 31: Microsoft Loses Email Privacy Case With U.S. Gov, Will Appeal

Jul 31: NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

Jul 31: Requests for User Data Rise in Twitter’s Latest Transparency Report

Jul 30: Rare cop-owned drone in California could fly over Bay Area soon

Jul 29: Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

Jul 29: Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

Jul 29: Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

Jul 29: Analysis: Bill banning phone metadata collection gives NSA access to it

Jul 28: Missouri Voters May Fortify Digital Privacy Rights

Jul 28: The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A Step Towards Surveillance Reform?

Jul 28: (California) State Senate should approve proposed drone regulations

Jul 28: Russia Wants to Expose Tor for Fun and Profit

Jul 27: Privacy and the Pool of Information

Jul 24: Why Weren’t Two Stories in The Times? An Odyssey

 

Overseas:
Aug 3: UK Spy Agency Certifies Master’s Degrees In Cyber Security

Jul 31: UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

Jul 29: Telcos renew calls to limit metadata retention

 

Tech:
Aug 3: Google Spotted Explicit Images Of A Child In A Man’s Email And Tipped Off The Authorities (GOOG)

Aug 2: How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil

Aug 1: Defending your digital rights? Then you’re a Nazi, says the Open Rights Group

Aug 1: The CIA Does Las Vegas

Aug 1: Bird? Plane? No, It’s the Wedding Photographer

Jul 31: The incredible, job-creating drone

Jul 31: Daily Report: Checking In From Home Is a Boon for Hackers

Jul 31: Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It

Jul 31: BitTorrent launches decentralised crypto-fied chat app

Jul 31: Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

Jul 30: Tor attack nodes RIPPED MASKS off users for 6 MONTHS

Jul 30: Black Hat Researchers Actively Trying To Deanonymize Tor Users

Jul 30: Active attack on Tor network tried to decloak users for five months

Jul 30: Inside Citizen Lab, the “Hacker Hothouse” protecting you from Big Brother

Jul 30: Make Information Security a Priority

Jul 30: BitTorrent unveils NSA-proof online calling and messaging software

Jul 29: Your iPhone Can Finally Make Free, Encrypted Calls

Jul 29: Privacy advocates want regulators to go after Facebook

Jul 28: Attack on Tor Has Likely Stripped Users of Anonymity

Jul 28: Finally! An app to turn the ordinary person into a criminal

Jul 27: Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries

Jul 27: The Ways Modern Secret Societies Use the Internet to Hide in Plain Sight

Jul 26: Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All

Jul 23: How to Invent a Person Online

Jul 23: Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It

Jul 22: You are being tracked in the real world, so what should we do about it?

Jul 22: What the Internet Can See From Your Cat Pictures