Privacy News update, 12-20-14

Featured:

Dec 15: Verizon’s New, Encrypted Calling App Plays Nice With the NSA

Dec 15: How Identifiable Are You On the Web?

Dec 8: Judge Posner: it should be illegal to make phones the government can’t search – a policy discussion from Cory Doctorow

Dec 10: We know you love privacy, Judge Posner. We just wish you’d share

 

Govt:

Dec 16: ACLU chapters focusing on hot-button issues

Dec 15: Oregon marijuana grower loses appeal challenging privacy of utility records

Dec 15: Oakland cops disciplined 24 times for failing to turn on body-worn cameras

Dec 15: Tech and Business Groups Rally Behind Microsoft’s Data Privacy Battle

Dec 15: Tech companies join Microsoft in email warrant case against US government

Dec 15: SPD’s Body Cameras Won’t Record Everything. Policy Gets Mixed Response.

Dec 14: Police tout benefits of surveillance cameras

Dec 14: Privacy is not dead: Microsoft lawyer prepares to take on US government

Dec 12: Bush Government Argued Spying Justified Privacy Intrusion

Dec 12: Minnesota lawmakers ponder growing drone use

Dec 11: Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

Dec 11: Cell phones exempt from the automobile search exception, Ninth Circuit rules

Dec 11: Anonymous Programmer and Unlikely Police Records Activist Agrees to Be Named

Dec 10: Bush era haunts Obama

Dec 9: How an Anonymous Programmer Became One of Seattle’s Most Effective Activists

Dec 9: Obama’s Plan for Better Policing: The Good, the Bad, the Body Cameras

Dec 9: Ninth Circuit hears NSA program challenge

Dec 9: Wash. justices to consider warrantless searches

Dec 9: Pierce Transit buses will have security cameras starting next year

Dec 8: FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days

Dec 7: Cost and logistical issues limit local police interest in body cameras

Dec 6: Tracking miles as gas tax alternative raises fairness, privacy concerns

Dec 5: DOJ Launches New Cybercrime Unit, Claims Privacy Top Priority

Dec 5: Body cameras for police: Portland on cusp of outfitting 600 officers, other metro departments not far behind

 

Policy:

Dec 15: Edward Snowden calls Amazon’s encryption practices ‘morally irresponsible’

Dec 13: Where Tech Giants Protect Privacy

Dec 13: Hidden devices scrutinize employees

Dec 13: Body cameras aren’t going to fix policing

Dec 11: Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches

Dec 10: Wolverton: New tracking technology raises privacy concerns

Dec 9: Complaint Says Ring Pop Campaign Violated Children’s Privacy

Dec 8: Man, the Government Sure Likes to Blame Shit on Tor

Dec 8: What Bad, Shameful, Dirty Behavior is U.S. Judge Richard Posner Hiding? Demand to Know.

Dec 8: Balancing Act: Even Sarah Palin’s kids deserve privacy

Dec 8: Trial over Puyallup’s use of jail cameras underway

Dec 7: Body camera use abuts privacy issues

Dec 7: Neglecting the Lessons of Cypherpunk History

Dec 7: Spies can’t make cyberspace secure AND vulnerable to their own attacks

Dec 4: The Cost of the “S” In HTTPS

Nov 28: What have we learned from the Uber privacy debate? Open thread

 

Overseas:

Dec 15: Dutch watchdog demands privacy changes from Google

Dec 15: Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks

Dec 11: Canada court: Police can search a suspect’s phone

Dec 11: Freedom of information laws upheld by two men working from home

Dec 11: Australia’s security agencies quiet on metadata definition

Dec 10: DoJ’s extra-territorial data demands: now Ireland is baulking

Dec 9: Data-retention costs report kept confidential

Dec 8: Google Fights to Stop Lawsuit Over ‘Clandestine’ Cookies

Dec 8: MPs get go-ahead to challenge snooping law

Dec 7: The Stasi-like data retention law affects us all. It should make you furious

Dec 5: Taiwan: Top tech giants must stop playing fast and loose with privacy

 

Tech:

Dec 15: 4 seconds of body cam video can reveal a biometric fingerprint, study says

Dec 12: Tacoma cybersecurity company predicts major Internet changes

Dec 12: Tracker, pixel, spyware, snitch: How to shop in secret

Dec 10: The flying fungus: NASA’s biodegradable drone that flies and dies

Dec 10: Now you can change all your passwords automatically

Dec 9: Your Favorite Anonymous App Is Not Anonymous At All

Dec 9: MAGID ON TECH: Tips for approaching ‘anonymous’ apps

Dec 9: Blackphone launching world’s first privacy-focused app store