Privacy News Update, 11-3-14


Nov 2: WBTV, Charlotte Observer seek CMPD cellphone surveillance records

Oct 30: Civil Liberties Groups Tell Court that Government Should Not Be Allowed to Wipe Out Lawsuit on Vague Claims of Secrecy

Oct 28: Justice for Edward Snowden

Oct 27: The Government War Against Reporter James Risen

Oct 26: Peekaboo, I See You: Government Authority Intended for Terrorism is Used for Other Purposes

Oct 25: CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

Oct 24: Automated Mass Surveillance is Unconstitutional, EFF Explains in Jewel v. NSA

Oct 24: Two Reports About FBI’s Use of National Security Letters Reissued

Oct 24: Frustrated CIA Blames Torture Report Delays on Senators Who Want It To Be Intelligible

Oct 24: Nevada jail DNA collection sees little pushback

Oct 24: Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

Oct 24: All the NSA Will Say About Its Alarmingly Entrepreneurial Top Spy Is That She’s Resigning

Oct 23: Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

Oct 22: Chicago And Big Data

Oct 22: Bluetooth-tracking beacon programs uncovered in LA, Chicago

Oct 22: Apple grapple: Congress kills FBI’s Cupertino crypto kybosh plan

Oct 21: When Can the Police Search Your Phone and Computer?

Oct 21: Who’s staying in that hotel?

Oct 21: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Oct 20: Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

Oct 19: White House fights ACLU suit over database of ‘suspicious’ acts

Oct 19: Sen. Charles Schumer Seeks To Make Covert GPS Tracking Illegal

Oct 17: Top NSA Official Has a Lucrative Side-Business

Oct 17: The FBI Director’s Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic

Oct 17: Groups appeal for release of police license plate scans

Oct 17: Illinois lawmakers to discuss police body cameras

Oct 16: Another Privacy Concern: Police Spying on Cell Phones

Oct 16: FBI boss: We don’t want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

Oct 15: Local Cops Say Your Driving History Is Public — Unless You Want a Copy

Oct 13: Banks harvest callers’ voiceprints to fight fraud



Oct 26: Edward Snowden interviewed by Lawrence Lessig

Oct 24: Wouldn’t it be great if a billboard could actually read your mind?

Oct 24: Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely

Oct 24: ‘Citizenfour’ a scintillating account of Snowden’s story

Oct 24: Lured by Verizon into giving up cellphone privacy

Oct 23: Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

Oct 23: Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System

Oct 21: Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform

Oct 20: Are We in a Golden Age of Spying? A Q&A With Laura Poitras

Oct 20: 5 Ways to Hide From Common Surveillance Tech

Oct 18: Citizenfour: Poitras’ doco is about NSA and GCHQ – NOT Snowden

Oct 16: If you think you’ve anonymized a data set, you’re probably wrong

Oct 16: The Dark Market for Personal Data

Oct 14: Julian Assange discovers Google’s given MONEY to EFF

Oct 12: Librarians on the vanguard of the anti-surveillance movement

Oct 11: Snowden’s Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

Oct 4: How to Defend Your Home Against the Prying Eyes of UAVs



Oct 25: GCHQ staff ‘would sooner walk’ than do anything ‘resembling mass surveillance’

Oct 23: Amazon’s AWS opens data center in Germany – just as we said

Oct 21: Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

Oct 20: Oz privacy comish says breaches could double this year

Oct 20: Senators plot metadata pushback as requests keep expanding

Oct 16: New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents

Oct 15: Searching for balance: An afternoon with Google’s European privacy roadshow

Oct 14: Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

Oct 14: Russian ‘Sandworm’ Hack Has Been Spying on Foreign Governments for Years

Oct 13: Privacy Group Targets British Spyware Company over Bahrain Surveillance

Oct 7: Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

Oct 6: Stop the Spies: Australians Rise Up Against Mandatory Data Retention



Nov 3: Verizon Injecting Perma-Cookies to Track Mobile Customers, Bypassing Privacy Controls

Oct 28: Drones on tour: Portland startup SkyWard teams with NASA to demonstrate value of aerial robots

Oct 27: Nest Buys “Smart Home” Startup Revolv, Discontinues Automation Hub

Oct 25: Popularity of personal drone aircraft is soaring

Oct 23: Xiaomi addresses privacy concerns by moving international users’ data out of China

Oct 23: Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

Oct 22: Apple dumps SSL 3.0 for push notifications due to Poodle flaw

Oct 21: Quantum key security steps outside the box

Oct 21: Google endorses a simpler way to secure your data

Oct 20: How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches

Oct 19: Amplion wins big at the Bend Venture Conference with promise to become the Kayak of biomarkers

Oct 17: Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funders

Oct 16: Alaska Airlines’ biometric boarding pass: Lifting, or giving, a finger?

Oct 15: Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools That Made Her Snowden Film Possible

Oct 10: Check in with your finger: Alaska Airlines testing ‘e-thumb’ technology

Oct 8: Get ready for ‘Drone Nation’