Privacy News Update, 8-9-15

Featured:

8/8  Want to be totally secure on the Internet? Good luck

8/8:  These Glasses Block Facial Recognition Technology

8/7:  Check your Android device for the Stagefright vulnerability

8/7:  EFF’s Privacy Badger will block snooping ads and invisible trackers

8/6:  Group: Surveillance flights not targeting Arab Americans

8/6:  “PING SUSP PHONE”—An Oakland shooting reveals how cops snoop on cell phones

8/6:  Dream of Internet freedom dying, Black Hat keynoter says

8/6:  Daily Report: Google and the Spread of the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

8/5:  NSA’S EPIC Fail: Spy Agency Pays Lawyers That Sue It

8/4:  EFF and MuckRock Need Your Help Tracking Biometric Surveillance

8/4:  What happened when we got subpoenaed over our Tor exit node

8/3:  After 27 Years, Reporter Who Exposed ECHELON Finds Vindication in Snowden Archive

8/3:  GCHQ and Me: My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers

8/3:  Privacy Alert: Your Laptop Or Phone Battery Could Track You Online

8/3:  Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

7/31:  New attack on Tor can deanonymize hidden services with surprising accuracy

7/31:  Facebook’s use of facial-recognition tool draws privacy ire

7/31:  Patch Your OnStar iOS App to Avoid Getting Your Car Hacked

7/31:  Tor Project Pilots Exit Nodes In Libraries

7/31:  GasBuddy Has a New Privacy Policy (Spoiler: Not As Customer Friendly)

7/31:  More Campuses Are Scanning Students’ Eyeballs Instead Of IDs

7/30:  CISA: The Dirty Deal Between Google and the NSA That No One Is Talking About

7/30:  GAO To Congress: Revisit Privacy Concerns Over Facial Recognition Technology

7/30:  FBI accuses Bay Area animal activist of ‘domestic terrorism’

7/30:  Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

7/30:  How to update your Uconnect-equipped car and the keep hackers out

7/30:  Glare of Video Is Shifting Public’s View of Police

7/29:  Congress’ fix for high-profile hacks is yet another way to grab your private data

7/29:  MIT boffins identify Tor hidden services with 88 per cent accuracy

7/28:  Honeywell Home Controllers Open To Any Hacker Who Can Find Them Online

7/28:  Wyden Blasts Plan to Have Tech Companies Report “Terrorist Activity” — Whatever That Is

7/28:  Oh, Obama’s responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What’ll it be?

7/27:  NSA Will Destroy Archived Metadata When Program Stops

7/27:  Most Android phones can be hacked with one text

7/24:  Boffins sting spooks with ‘HORNET’ onion router

7/12:  Here are EFF’s most influential cases from its first 25 years

7/7:  An Artful Reminder That Surveillance Is Becoming Second Nature

7/6:  Despite the Settlement Talks, Don’t Expect the NYPD to Stop Spying on Muslims

7/6:  This Free Font Automatically Redacts NSA Surveillance Trigger Words

7/5:  The Best Phones For The Privacy-Obsessed

6/17:  Say Hello to Cam and Aware, Nest’s New Home Surveillance System

 

Local:

8/6:  Washington justices: Attorney-client privacy not absolute

8/6:  ATF confirms surveillance cameras installed throughout Seattle

8/1:  Congress Should Look Beyond the Gas Tax

7/28:  Local Governments Increasingly Poking Through Your Garbage

7/27:  Digital surveillance firm has local police contacts, leaked emails reveal

7/16:  Black community leaders call for surveillance cameras

 

Govt:

8/7:  A year after Michael Brown, the body cam business is booming

8/7:  Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina

8/7:  Rand Paul And Chris Christie Spar Over NSA Surveillance

8/5:  Justice Department Watchdog Fears Redaction Creep Will Obstruct Oversight

8/5:  Hey, FBI. Wanna track someone by cellphone? Get a proper warrant, says US appeals court

8/5:  Cybersecurity Bill Is Latest to Be Delayed in Senate

8/4:  New US cyber laws will hit privacy and security, says Homeland Security

8/4:  Wait, what? TrueCrypt ‘decrypted’ by FBI to nail doc-stealing sysadmin

8/4:  Homeland Security warns drones could be used as weapons

8/2:  New Telemetry Suggests Shot-Down Drone Was Higher Than Alleged

8/1:  White House will not force FBI to get a warrant for email data

7/31:  TSA’s Behavior Detection Program Has a Newsletter, and It’s Ridiculous

7/31:  NSA report shows China hacked 600+ US targets over 5 years

7/30:  New York Police Should Revise Body Camera Rules, Report Says

7/28:  NSA Doesn’t Want Court That Found Phone Dragnet Illegal to Actually Do Anything About It

7/28:  U.N. Gives U.S. Flunking Grades on Privacy and Surveillance Rights

7/28:  All New Jersey Troopers to Get Body Cameras Within a Year

7/14:  ACLU to appellate court: Please halt NSA’s resumed bulk data collection

7/13:  The Side of Drone Warfare No One Is Talking About

6/29:  This Guy’s Neighbor Will Pay For Shooting Down His Drone

 

Policy:

8/8:  Regulators Should Develop Rules to Protect Cars From Hackers

8/6:  Why privacy activists and economists should be on the same side

8/6:  Medical Privacy Under Threat in the Age of Big Data

8/4:  Backyard privacy deserves buffer from drones: Bloomberg View

8/4:  Memo to MPAA: Congress didn’t pass SOPA

8/3:  Police Body Cams Should Turn on Automatically, Says Richard Stallman

8/1:  Are your gadgets listening to your private conversations?

7/31:  Magid: Concerns raised about cybersecurity bill

7/31:  How Our Country and Its Language has Changed since 9/11- One Nation under Surveillance for Liberty and Justice for All?

7/31:  EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Explains Why Apple Should Continue To Fight the Government on Encryption

7/29:  Can Your Reputation Withstand Increased Surveillance?

7/29:  Stop Hiding Police Misconduct in New York

7/28:  It’s Time To Modernize The HIPAA Privacy Rule

7/28:  The President Should Veto Cybersurveillance Legislation

7/27:  Practical Privacy Guidance: A Consumer Data Compact

7/25:  Increased use of police cameras raises new questions

 

Overseas:

8/8:  Safe as houses: CCTV for the masses

8/7:  Psychologist’s Work for GCHQ Deception Unit Inflames Debate Among Peers

8/5:  Why Won’t Julian Assange Condemn Ecuador’s Spying Software?

8/5:  Germany’s top prosecutor fired over Netzpolitik “treason” probe

7/31:  Germany Won’t Prosecute NSA, But Bloggers

7/31:  New WikiLeaks Cache Reveals a Decade of U.S. Spying on Japan

7/31:  Google Refuses French Order to Apply ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Globally

7/28:  Chat about Safe Harbour all you like, the NSA’s still the stumbling block

7/28:  German Regulator Orders Facebook to Allow Pseudonyms

7/27:  Peru Decrees Warrantless Geolocation Tracking of Cellphones

7/27:  New Google EU Policy Forces Publishers to Ask Permission Before Tracking Data

7/24:  France Clears Final Hurdle to Expand Spying Power

7/21:  As Nations Hack Each Other, Protecting Personal Information Must Become National Security Priority

7/2:  GCHQ did spy on Amnesty International, secret tribunal admits

6/23:  France’s Three Most Recent Presidents Got Wiretapped by the NSA

 

Tech:

8/6:  The sound of silence: new video tech looks beyond the internet of things

8/6:  IBM Adds Medical Images to Watson, Buying Merge Healthcare for $1 Billion

8/5:  Spyware Demo Shows How Spooks Hack Mobile Phones

8/4:  Xerox: How Privacy Engineering Is Changing Big Data

8/4:  Drone zooms through humpback whale breath

8/4:  Want Windows 10 to stop tracking you? Now there’s an app for that

8/3:  ForgeRock Ignites New ‘Kantara’ Standard For Digital Consent, Privacy And Identity

8/3:  The Internet of Things and the Future of Farming

8/3:  EFF Coalition Announces New ‘Do Not Track’ Standard For Web Browsing

8/3:  If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

8/1:  Ask Slashdot: Can You Disable Windows 10’s Privacy-Invading Features?

8/1:  Drones Being Tested To Fight Against Farm Pests

7/31:  Smartphones could be car keys, if kinks get worked out

7/30:  How Fake Data Could Protect Real People’s Privacy

7/30:  Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 to support Android for Work

7/30:  SPUD – The IETF’s anti-snooping protocol that will never be used

7/23:  Founder of GNU bestows blessing upon open hardware-focused crowdfunding site