Privacy News Update, 8-30-14


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8-27 Secret Surveillance In Tacoma: Police Collecting Cell Phone Records

8-27 Tacoma police admit to cellphone surveillance, say they don’t keep data

8-26 Documents: Tacoma police using surveillance device to sweep up cellphone data

8-23 GeekWire Radio: How cops are moving to the cloud, and what it means for public safety

8-17 Q&A with Ron Wyden, a stalwart defender of open Internet


8-30 Police agencies want access to applicants’ social-media passwords

8-29 Congress Needs to Rein in the Security State the Way We Have in Maine

8-29 Google Accord With Harvard Tie Fails Judge’s Smell Test

8-29 Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

8-28 The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

8-28 Is Big Brother the best way to build trust between cops and citizens?

8-28 Bill would crack down on paparazzi drones

8-27 Microsoft lobbies vacationing D.C. decision-makers with full-page ads in Martha’s Vineyard and Outer Banks newspapers

8-27 Homeland Security Arms Local Cops With Super Spy Bug

8-27 Big Shoulders, Big Data: Chicago Putting Up Sensors All Over Town

8-27 DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

8-27 We Must Secure America’s Cell Networks—From Criminals and Cops

8-27 Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

8-26 NSA shares metadata with many other agencies using “Google-like” ICREACH tool, Snowden leaks show

8-26 Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it’s atrocious

8-26 How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law

8-25 NSA built search engine to crawl, share data

8-25 850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

8-25 The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

8-23 Military gear for police scrutinized

8-23: Indiana police move cautiously on use of drones

8-22 Honorable spies anonymously leak NSA/GHCQ-discovered flaws in Tor

8-22 Tor Exec Claims NSA Agents Supply It With Vulnerability Information

8-21 The NSA Is Scaring People Away From Tor

8-21 The FTC’s Controversial Battle To Force Companies To Protect Your Data

8-21 Anti-spying coalition launches campaign against LAPD drones

8-19 Arkansas men file lawsuit over police encryption

8-18 A first step in reining in the NSA

8-18 How to End Militarized Policing

8-18 What should the White House seek in its next privacy czar? Someone who can explain the internet

8-16 EFF guide to cell phone use for US protesters

8-14 Forcing America’s Weaponized Police to Wear Cameras

7-14 An FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down Because I Took a Picture of This

5-5 No One Opposes All Surveillance: False Equivalence on the NSA


8-29 Ireland’s Data Privacy Regulator Will Have Global Sway

8-28 Top beak: UK privacy law may be reconsidered because of social media

8-28 Oz fed police in PDF redaction SNAFU

8-27 Australia and US to share information on travelers

8-27 Australian authorities don’t want to track web surfing, but they do want bandwidth data

8-21 Venezuela proposes fingerprinting shoppers

8-19 German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

8-8 Public Wi-Fi users in Russia will have to log on with ID, reports say

8-8 Facebook privacy “class action” shifted from one Austrian court to another

8-6 More than 20,000 people are now suing Facebook in Europe over privacy


8-29 Local lawyers take a scientific approach to data security

8-29 Security Flaw In Gay Dating App Grindr Reveals Precise Location Of 90% Of Users

8-29 Apple Has Banned Advertisers From Using Your Health Data

8-29 Will Apple Satisfy Regulators Over HealthKit Data Privacy?

8-29 The Accidental Phone Tap

8-29 Kaspersky backpedals on ‘done nothing wrong, nothing to fear’ blather

8-28 Your Cellphone Company Says Your Location Info Is Private. Think Again.

8-28 Why Google Banned A Privacy Tool Called ‘Disconnect Mobile’ From The Android App Store

8-28 Protecting your kid’s data starts with you

8-28 Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

8-27 Dragoncon cosplayers team up with EFF to fight for anonymity

8-27 ​Google goes public with security audits to ease corporate concerns

8-27 Indian Teen’s Secret Girlfriend Stays Hidden With Hike App

8-26 This Man Has Nothing to Hide—Not Even His Email Password

8-26 Sensors let Alzheimer’s patients stay at home, safely

8-25 How cellphone apps track your every location

8-25 Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

8-24 Full-body scanners? One day entire jetliners might be scanned

8-24 For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

8-22 Should Cities Have Zoning For Drones?

8-22 Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps

8-22 Not so Secret? How a hack could have killed app’s anonymity

8-22 Fitbit to stop selling data without consent

8-21 Wear This Device So the Boss Knows You’re Losing Weight

8-21 Boffins propose security shim for Android

8-21 Why Predictive Shopping Might Be Bad For The Future

8-21 Researchers create privacy wrapper for Android Web apps

8-21 Stealing encryption keys through the power of touch

8-20 Survey: Half of shoppers don’t want to be tracked

8-20 There Is No Privacy On The Internet Of Things

8-19 Think crypto hides you from spooks on Facebook? THINK AGAIN

8-19 Why A Philosopher Teaches Privacy

8-19 Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

8-19 Aphex Twin promotes both new album and Tor through Deep Web publicity push

8-15 Lower Your Car Insurance Bill, at the Price of Some Privacy

8-7 Eavesdropping with a camera and potted plants


8-29 Book review: ‘What Stays in Vegas,’ about personal data privacy, by Adam Tanner

8-27 Leaving Money and Privacy on the Table
‘What Stays in Vegas,’ by Adam Tanner