Privacy News Update, 1-17-15


Jan 10: CISPA: The Awful Anti-Privacy Law That Won’t Prevent Another Sony Hack

Jan 9: Q&A: On the Untouchable ‘Lords of Secrecy’

Jan 6: With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech

Jan 6: Exciting progress towards surveillance-resistant email

Jan 5: FBI says search warrants not needed to use “stingrays” in public places

Jan 2: The 5 Cases That Could Pit the Supreme Court Against the NSA

Dec 30: How the internet’s engineers are fighting mass surveillance



Jan 14: Is red-baiting getting a 21st Century makeover in Olympia?

Jan 11: Washington state licenses, IDs soon need to meet tougher standards

Dec 31: Police body camera pilot ends; review and implementation next

Dec 19: Editorial: Consider the big picture of police camera issue



Jan 10: Obama to focus on cybersecurity next week

Jan 10: Sony post-mortem: Obama lobbies for new legal powers to thwart hackers

Jan 9: So: Will we get net neutrality? El Reg decodes FCC boss Tom Wheeler

Jan 8: White House Responds To Petition To Fire Aaron Swartz’s Prosecutor

Jan 8: U.S. Lawmaker to Revive Cyber Information-Sharing Bill: Report

Jan 8: Official: NSA will lead fight against future hacks

Jan 8: Guilty plea ends stingray-fueled Baltimore murder-for-hire case

Jan 8: One-on-one with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez about the Internet of Things

Jan 7: Privacy law reduces student participation in drug survey

Jan 7: FAA grants two drone permits for agriculture, real estate

Jan 7: Border drones are ineffective, badly managed, too expensive, official says

Jan 6: FTC chief says gadget industry must prioritize privacy

Jan 6: Going postal: Reporter sues government for spying from USPS network

Jan 5: License plate readers back on San Carlos council agenda

Jan 5: CIA Watchdog to Step Down

Jan 2: Offshoring Data Won’t Protect It From The NSA



Jan 9: Can The Privacy Revolution Prevail?

Jan 9: Magid: Connected devices at CES raise security, privacy and safety questions

Jan 8: ‘Citizenfour’ goes behind the scenes of Snowden’s surveillance release

Jan 8: The defenders of freedom

Jan 7: Cop: What you don’t get about policing

Jan 7: Privacy walls no match for new technologies

Jan 5: Parents must be able to protect their child from prying eyes

Jan 4: The Biggest Security Threats We’ll Face in 2015

Jan 3: Why Aren’t We Using SSH For Everything?

Dec 25: Is Your Christmas Present Spying on You?



Jan 17: Data Collection and Censorship Laws Proposed in UK and France

Jan 9: In Britain, Spy Chief Calls for More Power for Agency

Jan 9: EU legal advisers cast doubt on data retention legality

Jan 9: MI5 boss: We NEED to break securo-tech, get ‘assistance’ from data-slurp firms

Jan 8: US kills EU watchdog’s probe into EU cops sharing EU citizens’ data

Jan 7: Data retention: lawyers and telcos take aim at ‘ill-defined’ legislation

Jan 7: UK watchdog: Public should wise up about surveillance cameras

Jan 6: Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

Jan 5: Even China’s Academy of Science thinks wearables are privacy problem

Jan 5: Finland gets tough on privacy, with new law to give Apple, Facebook messages total security

Jan 5: Intel self-censors as Russian free speech crackdown comes into force

Dec 17: Cybersecurity spending: Here’s where the money goes (UK)



Jan 11: Can This Tiny European Startup Take Down Google?

Jan 10: Rise of connected homes raise security concerns

Jan 9: Spotlight search in OS X Yosemite exposes private user details to spammers

Jan 7: Baig: Drones invade CES 2015

Jan 6: HTTPS bent into the next super-cookies by researcher

Jan 6: Silent Circle taps Bill Conner as CEO

Jan 6: Tutanota releases iOS encrypted email app after notifying NSA

Jan 6: Browsing in privacy mode? Super Cookies can track you anyway

Jan 5: Nest Will Now Work With Your Door Locks, Light Bulbs and More