Privacy News Update, 5-24 part 1

Featured:

5/8: Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues

5/8: Useful data, from L.A. County? There must be some mistake

5/8: Get ready for Android M, for “more privacy”

5/7: The philosophy of privacy: why surveillance reduces us to objects

5/7: Of Snowden and the NSA, only one has acted unlawfully – and it’s not Snowden

5/7: What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them

5/6: Drummond: How valuable a policing tool is ShotSpotter?

5/6: LinkedIn serves up resumes of 27,000 US intelligence personnel

5/6: Here’s What’s Wrong With the USA Freedom Act

5/6: Police union sues over cellphone searches after rowdy party

5/6: Librarians Versus the NSA

5/4: US Gov’t Will Reveal More About Its Secret Cellphone Tracking Devices

5/4: Privacy and the Profit Motive

5/3: It’s Your Right to Film the Police. These Apps Can Help

5/1: WikiLeaks Finally Brings Back Its Submission System for Your Secrets

5/1: ‘Just follow the damn Constitution!’ FBI, DoJ skewered over demands for crypto backdoors

5/1: Protecting Users’ Location Data From An Unconstitutional Search

5/1: The NSA’s greatest hiring strength is students, but resistance is growing

4/30: Smartphone app from ACLU of California aims to preserve videos of police

4/28: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection Knows Exactly Who’s in Your Car

4/26: Declassified Report From 2009 Questions Effectiveness of NSA Spying

 

Local:

5/7: Editorial: Public work on private devices must remain public

5/5: Oregon House approves bills clarifying filming of police

4/30: Oregon House passes bill targeting insurance confidentiality

4/30: Alex Alben appointed to Washington state privacy office

 

Govt:

5/11: Court: Border search of businessman’s laptop ‘unreasonable’

5/10: GOP candidates divided over renewing USA Patriot Act

5/10: 5 things to know about the NSA court ruling

5/8: New US attorney general refuses to drop Microsoft foreign data warrant

5/8: Did judge who ruled NSA phone dragnet illegal call Snowden a whistleblower?

5/8: James Comey: the Man Who Wants To Outlaw Encryption

5/8: Deadline May Force Compromise on U.S. Surveillance Law

5/8: Bowser: Vote on police-camera funds would likely precede one on rules (DC)

5/8: Legislature approves employee privacy bill (CT)

5.8: Wilmington mayor orders study on police body cameras (Del)

5/8: Republicans Make Dubious Claims in Defense of NSA Surveillance

5/7: NSA surveillance ruled illegal

5/7: Senate passes first Minnesota rules on police body cameras

5/7: Nevada lawmakers continue reviewing drone privacy bill

5/7: FBI admits providing air support to Baltimore Police during Freddie Gray unrest

5/7: Bill Would Let Companies Secretly Record Some Phone Calls (California)

5/7: Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress

5/7: Santa Clara County Opts Against Buying Stingray Due To Excessive Secrecy

5/7: Santa Clara County drive to acquire cellphone tracker derailed

5/7: Cost for Cleveland police body camera program could rise

5/6: Walnut Creek police: Body cameras, yes; drones, no

5/6: Virginia Man Sues Police Over License Plate Database

5/6: Supreme Court: Warrantless drug-sniffing dogs OK in condos

5/6: CNN and FAA Team Up to Test Drones

5/6: Stamford considers surveillance cameras downtown, in parks (CT)

5/5: Colorado effort to limit drone surveillance fails

5/5: Creeps Embrace a New Tool: Peeping Drones

5/5: Court: warrantless cellphone tracking not illegal search

5/5: Gov. Baker: Police body cameras raise privacy concerns (MA)

5/5: Court’s Reversal Leaves Phones Open to Warrantless Tracking

5/5: New Louisiana public school student ID system developed

5/3: State is trying police cameras but still needs to build trust

5/3: Regulators ordered to reopen dispute over smart meters

5/1: Mayor eclipses sheriff’s plan for body cameras (SF, CA)

5/1: The Pentagon Could Soon Share Americans’ Data With Foreign Militaries

5/1: Senate approves social media password bill (NH)

5/1: Unrest in Baltimore means big business for Taser

5/1: NSA-restraining US law edges closer to reality, leaves just 6.81 billion under mass surveillance

5/1: Secret law is a ‘direct threat’ to Americans’ privacy, says NSA whistleblower

4/30: NSA is so overwhelmed with data, it’s no longer effective, says whistleblower

4/30: The FBI is fighting a losing battle over phone snooping

4/30: Mayor Ed Lee says SF cops will be wearing body cameras

4/30: Public-safety reform package includes body cams for SF cops, but no date announced

4/29: Why the US government reckons it should keep phone network kill-switches a secret

4/29: Paranoid about the NSA? The case for dumping cloud’s Big 3

4/28: LAPD board OKs body camera policy despite opposition

4/28: Assembly bill seeks ban on smart TVs becoming ‘Big Brother’ (California)

4/28: San Jose: Police auditor wants more sunshine on internal misconduct probes

4/28: Why Crypto Backdoors Wouldn’t Work

4/28: WHY can’t Silicon Valley create breakable non-breakable encryption, cry US politicians

4/27: Quoted: Privacy concerns over police body cameras

4/27: Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

4/24: Looking for laxatives, miss? Shoppers stalked via smartphone Wi-Fi

4/20: New York City Just Outlawed Running Credit Checks on Job Applicants

 

Policy:

5/8: Government Arrogance on Surveillance

5/8: Intelligence Gathering, Secrecy and the Congress Problem

5/7: Contra Costa Times editorial: Court is right Congress must fix NSA spying

5/7: Why the NSA decision matters

5/7: The Illegal Phone-Data Sweeps

5/7: Second Circuit rules, mostly symbolically, that current text of Section 215 doesn’t authorize bulk surveillance

5/7: Snowden vindicated in court’s ruling against secret laws: Bloomberg View

5/6: Urging police to wear cameras is just the first step: Our view

5/6: Balance privacy with public good: Another view (Florida)

5/6: The USA Freedom Act: A smaller Big Brother

5/5: Eleventh Circuit rules for the feds on cell-site records — but then overreaches

5/4: Justice Dept. review of cell-phone tracking needs to go further

5/2: How fear and self-preservation are driving a cyber arms race

4/26: Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

 

Overseas:

5/8: Privacy Breach Blowin’ in the Wind (Canada)

5/7: Red-faced Germans halt NSA cooperation after Euro spying revealed

5/6: Pressure Mounts on Merkel to Explain German Role in N.S.A. Espionage

5/6: Familiar Swing to Security Over Privacy After Attacks in France

5/6: French Version of ‘Patriot Act’ Becomes Law

5/4: Telstra breached privacy law by refusing to give customer his metadata

5/4: Framework aims to embed privacy culture in Australian organisations

5/1: Encryption backdoors are like TSA luggage-locks for the Internet

4/30: France wants to make les citoyens’ health data available to world+dog

4/29: Your new car will dob you in to the cops if you crash, decrees EU

4/29: Stop the war between privacy and security – EU data watchdog

4/29: Facebook says EU’s privacy investigations hurt innovation, economy

4/6: The mere idea of regaining privacy sends law enforcement into a tizzy

 

Tech:

5/8: Web Served: How to make your site all-HTTPS, all the time, for everyone

5/8: Dropbox Moves Accounts Outside North America To Ireland

5/8: How to permanently delete your dating profiles on Tinder, Hinge and Match

5/7: Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

5/7: Business Travelers Want to Be Left to Their Own Devices

5/7: Flier beware: Airlines aren’t clear about their photography policies

5/7: Drone use poised to expand to newsrooms despite FAA limits

5/7: Fake privacy gadgets, from Anonabox to Sever: Fighting a strange and profitable epidemic

5/6: Scared of Self-Driving Cars? They’re a Lot Closer Than You Think

5/6: Encrypted Chat App Wickr Creates New Non-Profit Arm, Nico Sell Steps Down As CEO To Lead It

5/6: High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

5/6: We’re Closer to an Encrypted Internet than You Think

5/5: Android tool catches apps silently pumping hundreds of ad, tracking servers red-handed

5/4: Would You Like to Ride in a Car That Drives Itself?

5/4: Facebook Opens Up Internet.org Platform, Tramples All Over User Privacy

5/4: Free Android apps quietly connect to thousands of user tracking, ad sites

5/1: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web

4/30: Telescreen watch: Vizio adds spyware to its TVs

4/30: Smart devices have confusing policies, may be tracking you

4/30: Once a Forgotten Child, OpenSSL’s Future Now Looks Bright

4/28: Your smartphone may be tracking your every move

4/28: Facebook is breaking some apps, but it’s a good thing for privacy

4/27: Bodyprint could let you unlock your phone with your ear print

4/25: As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

 

Books/Misc:

5/8: ‘Deep Web’ director Alex Winter on the mystery of Ross Ulbricht

5/3: Bruce Schneier’s Data and Goliath – solution or part of the problem?

4/30: 1970s Researchers Predicted Debit Cards Would Be Great For Surveillance