Privacy News Update, 8-29-15

Featured:

8/28: An investigation in Baltimore has ‘opened the floodgates’ on the use of secretive FBI cellphone tracking devices

8/28: Lawyers plan challenge to arrests based on secret cellphone tracking

8/28: The NSA Can Keep Tracking Phones After All, Rules Appeals Court

8/27: In privacy move, California lawmakers vote to restrict drones flying up to 350 feet high

8/27: Police drones with Tasers? It could happen in North Dakota.

8/27: It’s now legal for police in North Dakota to strap weapons to drones — so long as they aren’t lethal

8/27: No, Microsoft is not spying on you with Windows 10

8/26: Cops Finally Limit License Plate Data Collection… Because of Hard Drive Space

8/24: Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

8/24: Apple Privacy May Not Be As Private As You Think

8/24: How drones can be used to hack your home

8/24: Digital surveillance ‘worse than Orwell’, says new UN privacy chief

8/22: Republicans think if your data is encrypted, the terrorists win

8/21: We talked to the CEO of the world’s most private search engine about why people prefer it to Google

8/21: North Dakota Cops Are Periscoping Traffic Stops and It’s Not Going Well

8/21: Spotify’s chief executive apologises after user backlash over new privacy policy

8/20: JFK Now Tracks Passengers’ Cellphones to Predict Airport Wait Times

8/20: ​Bruce Schneier: The cyberwar arms race is on

8/20: Man vs. drone, vs. the law

8/20: Ulysses pacts and spying hacks: warrant canaries and binary transparency

8/20: ‘Warrant canaries’: a subtle hint that your email provider is compromised

8/19: Artificially intelligent security cameras are spotting crimes before they happen

8/19: San Jose looks at using garbage haulers to catch car thieves

8/19: Jeb Bush calls for broad surveillance

8/18: AT&T making it even harder for you to protect your privacy

8/18: The End of the Internet Dream: the speech that won Black Hat (and Defcon)

8/18: UN demands NSA respect its privacy amid AT&T spying report

8/17: How Phone Companies Used ‘Supercookies’ to Track Customers’ Web Browsing

8/16: AT&T’s ‘extraordinary, decades-long’ relationship with NSA – report

8/15: AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale

8/14: Android, you have serious security problems

8/14: New worry for tech firms that don’t want to hand data to the government: Hillary Clinton

8/13: Facebook says user privacy is ‘extremely important’, but no

8/13: Time Is a Privacy Setting

8/12: Tech Firms, Retailers Propose Security and Privacy Rules For Internet of Things

8/12: Employee says company-issued, GPS-enabled smartphone violates privacy

8/12: Fitbit Wants To Help Corporations Track Employee Health

8/11: Connected home device security only gets worse

8/11: The Philosopher of Surveillance: What Happens When a Failed Writer Becomes a Loyal Spy?

8/11: Tech titans warn MovieTube suit could revive Stop Online Piracy Act

8/11: Smart meters pose personal surveillance risks, experts say

8/11: Why Your Boss Wants to Track Your Heart Rate at Work

8/10: WATCH: More private companies gather license plate data

8/10: See hotshot fisherman hook drone mid-flight

8/8: Do Police Need a Warrant to See Where a Phone Is?

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

8/6: Wearable Technology Creeps Into The Workplace

8/5: Verizon Launches App To Conduct Surveillance On Its Own Striking Workers

8/3: Genetic Privacy, as Explained by Mystery Poopers

 

Local:

8/15: Technology and privacy: A deal with the devil?

8/12: Mohamed Mohamud appeal is first to challenge NSA surveillance in terrorism conviction

8/4: Outside View: Seattle’s recycling crackdown overzealous

 

Govt:

8/27: Silicon Valley Wary as Pentagon Chief to Court Innovators

8/26: The 22 Amendments That Could Determine the Fate of the Senate’s Cybersecurity Bill

8/24: California lawmakers approve drone trespassing crime bills

8/24: Twitter Shuts Down Services That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets In 30 Countries

8/20: How the FAA Will Regulate Personal Drone Use is Up in the Air

8/18: Undercover Police Have Regularly Spied On Black Lives Matter Activists in New York

8/17: NSA kremlinology: spooks outsourced lawbreaking to AT&T

8/17: Virginia Finally Drops America’s ‘Worst Voting Machines’

8/17: UN deciding ‘how best to respond’ after AT&T helped NSA spy on headquarters

8/16: AT&T Risks Hit to Reputation After Report of Data Spying for NSA

8/15: Will Supreme Court force DHS to divulge secret plan to cut cell service?

8/14: How the F.B.I. Uses Facial Recognition Analysis

8/13: Copy of Postal Service Audit Shows Extent of Mail Surveillance

8/12: The Man demands yet more account information from Twitter: Creepy requests for info up by 52 per cent over the previous half year

8/12: New York Startup to Fly First Legal Drone Over City as Ban Looms

8/12: Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police

8/12: Amazingly, city council and cops agree on reasonable limits for new drone

8/10: DC Mayor Proposes Releasing Body Camera Footage

8/5: Seeing a history of all your movements is now easier for you, but harder for the feds

8/5: When and how will the Supreme Court enter the cell-site fray?

8/4: FAA has approved more than 1,000 drone exemptions

 

Policy:

8/26: ​Biometrics: The password you cannot change

8/25: How to Make Privacy Policies Better, in Two Easy Steps

8/24: Herhold: License plate readers on garbage trucks? It doesn’t meet the smell test

8/24: Wow, Spotify’s New Privacy Policy is Atrocious

8/22: Who else has accessed your medical data?

8/21: Internet of Things, you have even worse security problems

8/21: The Lives of Others

8/21: Want Privacy And Security? You Must Be Joking

8/20: A different take on the Second Circuit’s Microsoft warrant case

8/19: Life After Ashley Madison: How to Operate in a World Without Secrets

8/19: Ashley Madison Is The Latest Proof That The Internet Does Not Keep Secrets

8/14: Editorial: Do ‘ballot selfies’ threaten the secret ballot?

8/12: Lax IoT security: Smart TVs and wearables are paving the way for massive privacy breaches

8/12: Where did the principle of secrecy in correspondence go?

8/11: Computer searches and the problem of withdrawn consent

8/11: The Many Things Wrong With the Anti-Encryption Op-Ed in the New York Times

8/10: When Phone Encryption Blocks Justice

8/10: Why ‘Smart’ Objects May Be a Dumb Idea

8/10: When Prostitution Is Nobody’s Business

 

Overseas:

8/27: Paper Says German Spies Got Access to NSA Internet Surveillance Tool

8/27: Australian National Facial Biometric Matching Capability expected next year

8/26: Vancouver police surveillance cameras criticized as Orwellian

8/25: Beaconsfield garbage truck cameras an invasion of privacy, residents say(Canada)

8/25: Body-worn cameras a ‘Pandora’s Box’ says ex Vic Police chief Nixon

8/24: Researcher says Australian parliaments have failed to protect privacy for 14 years

8/23: Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists

8/21: Phone Encryption: Balancing Privacy and Protection

8/21: Inside the Spyware Campaign Against Argentine Troublemakers

8/17: Data-Crunching Is Coming to Help Your Boss Manage Your Time

8/17: India’s Government Censorship

8/14: How Germany’s Surveillance Scandals Echo Our Own

8/13: How Ukraine’s New Memory Commissar Is Controlling the Nation’s Past

8/10: Stingray-Like Device Enables Blackmail In S. Africa

8/13: Iranian hackers broke into what they thought was a Chevron gas pump — but it was a honeypot

8/11: Finnish Politician Suggests Embedding Chips In Citizens To Protect the Welfare State

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

7/17: Internet privacy ruling (The Supreme Court of Canada rules internet providers can’t give customer names and addresses to police without a warrant)

7/16: Privacy and online surveillance(Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien discusses Canadian’s privacy concerns)

6/17: RAW: CSEC is ‘intruding’ on Canadians’ privacy

6/3: Biometric data collection change in budget bill raises privacy concerns

 

Tech:

8/29: Google is showing developers how to turn off iOS 9’s security features so it can load ads

8/27: The ultimate auto-pilot software gets $15M boost

8/25: Meanwhile in the Future: Everybody Has a Personal Drone Now

8/25: Butterfleye Is A Home Security Camera That Can Learn What Not To Record

8/25: When your TV can spy on you.

8/23: How a Snotbot Drone Could Save Endangered Whales

8/23: Sony to Offer Commercial Drone Services Starting 2016

8/22: How to use two-factor authentication without a phone

8/21: Experts: Deleted online information never actually goes away

8/21: ​Startup aims to make home devices smart enough to anticipate what you need

8/21: Spotify Tries to Put Out a Privacy Fire

8/19: Get secure: Blackphone 2 sales inquires begin with September launch

8/20: Augmented Reality Glasses Could Visually Encrypt Secrets

8/19: Demonsaw Uses “Social Cryptography” To Share Files And Data Anonymously

8/19: ​Core Infrastructure Initiative seeks help to improve open-source security

8/18: ProtonMail Open Sources Its Encrypted Webmail Interface

8/18: NSA-resistant email service Lavaboom goes BOOM! (we think

8/18: Confide, The Self-Destructing Messenger, Goes Live On Desktop

8/17: Anti-privacy unkillable super-cookies spreading around the world – study

8/17: Why More Employers Are Giving Their Employees Fitness Trackers

8/15: Still safe as houses: More CCTV for the masses

8/14: Mozilla Makes Private Browsing More Private In Firefox, Adds Tracking Protection

8/14: ​Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux

8/13: Apple Is Looking At Facial Recognition For Easing Photo-Sharing

8/13: US Navy drone can fly, land on the water and swim

8/13: Employers take note: millennials are well-versed in online privacy

8/12: Dropbox adds USB security keys

8/12: Dropbox Refuses to Explain Its Mysterious Child Porn Detection Software

8/11: Fix your Facebook privacy settings

8/10: Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

8/9: 9 Facts About Computer Security That Experts Wish You Knew

8/6: A Technology That Reveals Your Feelings

8/6: Tesla Model S Can Be Hacked, And Fixed (Which Is The Real News)

8/5: Under Pressure, Google Promises To Update Android Security Regularly

8/4: Disconnect CEO Explains That New Do Not Track Policy

 

Books/Media/Misc:

8/21: Free six-part course on encrypting email and securing your network sessions against snooping

8/19: ‘Zer0es’ Takes The Cyber-Thriller To An Electrifying Extreme

1/21: George Orwell: A tribute

Cory Doctorow event from 7/28 (audio only)

Great conversation with Frank Catalano of the local site GeekWire.   Ranges all over the place for tech, fiction (the event was sponsored by Clarion West) and Cory’s privacy-related activism – enjoy!

“….Here’s the Q&A portion of the Cory Doctorow in Conversation event I did to benefit the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop in Seattle on July 28, 2015. The audio was provided by Frank Catalano, who also conducted the interview….” MP3 link

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Privacy News Update, 8-8-15

Featured:

8/4: China’s Cyberspying Is ‘on a Scale No One Imagined’–if You Pretend NSA Doesn’t Exist

8/3: Stingray surveillance sparks privacy concerns in Congress

7/2015: Americans Are Okay With Surveillance and Torture

7/24: Stop Google from tracking you on Google Maps

7/24: How security experts protect themselves online

7/24: U.K. Police Confirm Ongoing Criminal Probe of Snowden Leak Journalists

7/24: Hornet Tor alternative for high-speed anonymous browsing revealed

7/23: Justice Department Watchdog Complains He’s Been Curbed

7/22: NSA leaker Edward Snowden seeks return to U.S., on his terms

7/22: Did Sandra Bland have a right to record her police confrontation? Maybe not.

7/22: Fiat Chrysler Offers Patch After Hackers Commandeer Jeep

7/22: Google Maps now shows you everywhere you’ve been

7/22: De Blasio Administration Reaches Deal With Uber

7/21: Patch Your Chrysler Now Against a Wireless Hacking Attack

7/21: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

7/21: Google Maps Timeline Lets You Stalk Yourself

7/21: The challenges of securing your smart home

7/19: More Than A Quarter-Million Ask Google To Be Forgotten

7/18: Why Did A Security Firm Mysteriously Ditch a ‘Privacy’ Product?

7/18: Security News This Week: Laura Poitras Is Suing the Government

7/16: No joke: Anger as UK police tweet spy-cam image of comedian

7/15: Former spook bigwigs ask for rewrite of UK’s surveillance laws

7/15: Europe a step closer to keeping records on all passengers flying in and out of the Continent

7/15: Google Accidentally Released Details of Right To Be Forgotten Requests

7/15: Do Encrypted Phones Threaten National Security?

7/14: ACLU wants to end NSA mass spying forever – good luck with that

7/13: Watching the watchers: Oakland seeks control of law enforcement surveillance

7/12: 2016: The Year We Claim Our Privacy Back

7/12: At The NSA, A Rising Star’s Commitment To Faith — And Public Service

7/9: This is the most outrageous government tirade against iOS 8 encryption

7/9: Trackbuster Lets You Remove Those Pesky Email Tracking Beacons

7/1: Federal wiretaps down slightly, encryption impact decreases

6/23: You’re being secretly tracked with facial recognition, even in church

 

Local:

8/6: Federal agents install video-surveillance cameras in Seattle

7/20: City responds to trash privacy suit

7/18: Hacking Team and Boeing Subsidiary Envisioned Drones Deploying Spyware

7/16: Residents sue over Seattle composting law

7/16: Breaking: Libertarians Do Live In Seattle (And They’re Suing Over that Food Scrap Law)

7/12: What new laws passed in the Legislature? 2015 highlights

 

Govt:

7/25: Fishermen say camera requirement invades privacy

7/24: Butt dialers have no right to privacy, rules court

7/23: Senators Want Homeland Security To Be a Leading Cyberdefense Agency

7/23: Homeland Security Chief Goes Off “Going Dark” Script, Says He Can See Plenty

7/23: Connecticut Teen of Gun-Firing Drone Video Charged for Assaulting Police

7/22: FCC CIO: Consumers Need Privacy Controls In the Internet of Everything Era

7/22: National Guard Seeks More Drones For Domestic Missions

7/22: Police liability for interfering with lawful citizen videorecording

7/22: Iowa principals asked to wear bodycams

7/22: Gun-toting drone prompts federal investigation

7/21: FBI’s Hacks Don’t Comply With Legal Safeguards

7/21: Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill To Protect Connected Cars From Hackers

7/21: New York Court Says Facebook Can’t Object to Search Warrants

7/20: Verizon faces steady stream of requests for customer data

7/19: The Making of a Republican Snowdenista

7/17: Two Charts Show How the Drug War Drives US Domestic Spying

7/16: Fight over police videos likely to continue despite ruling

7/16: Fremont to install license plate reading cameras

7/15: California Judge Orders Release Of Video Showing Gardena Police Shooting

7/15: Fingerprint Scanner Tested on Foreigners Leaving Atlanta

7/15: Google Wins Bid to Toss Suit Claiming Privacy Violations

7/13: After Monumental Breach, Banks and Even Farmers Are Buying NSA-Fueled Surveillance Gear

7/12: At The NSA, A Rising Star’s Commitment To Faith — And Public Service

7/10: Moxie Marlinspike profiled in WSJ. Obama thinks secure messaging apps like the one he built are “a problem.”

7/10: Roadshow: FasTrak not a reason for privacy worries, say bridge officials

7/8: Encryption debate pits Silicon Valley vs. FBI, Justice Dept.

7/8: Google Should Give U.S. Citizens More Privacy Rights, Says Consumer Watchdog

7/8: Tech and politics clash over protecting your data

 

Policy:

7/24: Tech leaders want privacy — but only for themselves

7/24: Graphic photos underscore need for U.S. ‘right to be forgotten’

7/23: A hacked Jeep should be a wake-up call to automakers

7/23: Does it matter who wins the Microsoft Ireland warrant case?

7/23: Sandra Bland and the ‘lawful order’ problem

7/23: Wise businesses listen to consumers’ privacy concerns

7/22: Once again: Crypto backdoors are an insane, dangerous idea

7/21: Editorial: Fighting fires — and drones

7/21: Wired’s highway Jeep-hacking stunt was an amazing story, but a terrible idea

7/20: A 1990s anti-piracy law is why you haven’t seen the hacked list of Ashley Madison customers

7/20: Queer No Longer Queer – Nor Is Privacy

7/19: After Washington Post rolls out HTTPS, its editorial board bemoans encryption debate

7/17: Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense

7/16: Why you should share your genetic profile

7/15: Can I Post a Photo of a Bad Driver?

7/15: Letter: Caspar Bowden’s early warnings

7/14: Superzoom camera can literally shoot the Moon, but will it have a creepy dark side?

7/10: Amy Goodman: Communication monitoring a threat to democracy

7/8: How technology could kill the art of lying

6/22: Hotels now have the right to protect guests’ privacy — but only if they want to

 

Overseas:

7/24: The Wilson Doctrine isn’t legally binding, MPs CAN be spied on, says QC

7/24: Don’t Bring Your Drone To New Zealand

7/24: France approves ‘Big Brother’ surveillance powers despite UN concern

7/23: How British spies really spy: Information that didn’t come from Snowden

7/23: Pakistan tried to tap international web traffic via underwater cables, report says

7/22: Immigration department sought private medical records ‘for political reasons’(AU)

7/22: Pakistan wants to copy GCHQ and eavesdrop on world+dog’s comms

7/21: Lifelock Once Again Failed at Its One Job: Protecting Data

7/21: Lufthansa Flight Has Near-Miss With Drone Near Warsaw

7/20: Snowden to the IETF: Please make an internet for users, not the spies

7/20: UK Journalists Take Court Action Over Police Phone Spying

7/18: VPN Maker CyberGhost Aims To Grow A Privacy Hub In Eastern Europe

7/17: High court to rule on MPs’ claim that data retention act damages privacy

7/17: Metadata slurp warrant typo sends cops barging into the wrong house

7/17: UK.gov will appeal against DRIPA-busting verdict, says minister

7/16: UK schools’ “anti-radicalisation” software lets hackers spy on kids

7/16: Yep, world+dog’s spies are in our network, says Vodafone as it bares all

7/16: No joke: Anger as UK police tweet spy-cam image of comedian

7/16: Abbott appoints new spy overseer (AU)

7/16: Spies in the hot seat after Italian surveillance firm breach

7/13: Download Festival face scan: You’re right to be annoyed, said UK surveillance commish

7/13: Privacy campaigners win concessions in UK surveillance report

7/11: Hacking Team hack casts spotlight on murky world of state surveillance

7/8: Report: Uber uses GPS to punish drivers in China who get close to protests

6/22: B.C. Court of Appeal Rules Facebook’s Fine Print Trumps Privacy Law (Canada)

6/19: Why the Liberal Party Defence of Its Support for Bill C-51 Falls Flat (Canada)

 

Tech:

7/25: Fiat Chrysler’s Anti-Hacking Recall a Milestone for Industry

7/24: How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

7/24: What amateurs can learn from security pros about staying safe online

7/24: Fiat recalls 1.4 million cars vulnerable to being hacked

7/23: Apple eyes remote control personalized via fingerprint, retinal scan

7/23: Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

7/23: Follow The Leader: Drones Learn To Behave In Swarms

7/22: Keeping Dictation on a Mac Private

7/22: Silent Pocket Bets On Privacy As Fashion Accessory

7/22: Microsoft to deliver Advanced Threat Analytics cybersecurity product in August

7/21: The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

7/18: Apple Ads Based On Your Credit Balance Pushes Privacy Beyond The Limit

7/16: Your Phone Can Tell Whether You’re Depressed

7/16: How smart are connected toys?

7/15: OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool

7/14: NASA algorithms keep unmanned aircraft away from commercial aviation

7/14: ​Firefox now blocks all versions of Flash Player by default

7/13: The Tor Project is hiring a new executive director

7/13: A $200 privacy device has been killed, and no one knows why

7/10: Carmakers to Tech Partners: Keep Your Hands Off Our Data

7/7: Consumer group wants government to make Google give Americans the ‘right to be forgotten’ online

7/3: How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

6/29: Fitbit data just undermined a woman’s rape claim

6/25: Facebook just hired the executive who was steering Yahoo’s security turnaround

Privacy News Update, 7-11-15

Featured:

7/10:  The rise of the new Crypto War

7/10:  Wolverton: New, smarter light bulbs do more than just turn on

7/10:  Carmakers to Tech Partners: Keep Your Hands Off Our Data

7/10:  UK Privacy Advocate Caspar Bowden Dies

7/8:  Manhattan DA: iPhone Crypto Locked Out Cops 74 Times

7/8:  FBI, Justice Dept. Take Encryption Concerns to Congress

7/7:  A list of the well-known politicians who have defended Edward Snowden

7/7:  Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication

7/7:  Is the Obama administration softening on Edward Snowden?

7/7:  Eric Holder Says DoJ Could Strike Deal With Snowden; Current AG Takes Hard Line

7/7:  Senate Advances Plan To Make Email and Social Sites Report Terror Activity

7/5:  Coming soon to your St. Paul library: Data tracking

7/5:  Encryption’s holy grail is getting closer, one way or another

7/5:  Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

7/3:  Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records

7/2:  WikiLeaks drops new set of secret TISA docs: Yep, no one agrees

7/2:  Marketers’ Next Trick: Reading Buyers’ Minds

7/1:  NSA’s spying on UN and others detailed in newly published documents

7/1:  This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address

6/30:  7 Technologies to Track People

6/30:  Why I Walked Out of Facial Recognition Negotiations

6/30:  MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

6/30:  Surveillance Court: NSA Can Resume Bulk Surveillance

6/30:  Stanford Starts the ‘Secure Internet of Things Project’

6/29:  Lincoln Chafee Adds a Proposal to the 2016 Debate: ‘Let’s Bring Edward Snowden Home’

6/29:  Want to shoot down a drone? It’ll cost you, Modesto man learns

6/29:  When a Company Gets Sold, Your Data May Be Sold, Too

6/26:  Cisco Security Appliances Found To Have Default SSH Keys

6/26:  MAC address privacy inches towards standardisation

6/25:  Snapchat Still May Not Be as Safe as You Think

6/23:  Low-tech ways you can protect your privacy online

6/23:  Why Jeb Bush Wants the United States to Be More Like Estonia

6/23:  Google cures Chrome security flaws in fresh update

6/23:  Cars that can read your mind — through the steering wheel

6/23:  New Snowden Leaks Show NSA Attacked Anti-Virus Software

6/22:  Allstate Patents Physiological Data Collection

6/22:  U.S. Supreme Court sides with innkeepers on right to privacy

6/17:  FBI aerial surveillance revelations prompt backlash from US lawmakers

6/12:  Government’s Secret Surveillance Court May Be About to Get a Little Less Secret

6/8:  June 8, 1949: George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Published

6/1: NSA Reform? No Way! Scott Walker Wants ‘Something Closer to the Patriot Act’

 

Local:

6/23:  The future of police video: Inside the Seattle PD’s workshop on wearable cameras

 

Govt:

7/9:  Privacy campaigners question credibility of NHS ‘endorsed’ apps

7/8:  Amtrak Is Urged to Install Cameras to Monitor Engineers

7/8:  Sheriff’s office wants funds for body cams(Houston, TX)

7/7:  Utah lawmakers look at passing statewide body camera rules

7/7:  Pennsylvania court rules police videos can be public records

7/6:  New Mexico lawmakers discuss drone regulations

7/4:  Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP Retreat on Open Records Limits

7/3:  Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

7/1:  Federal wiretaps down slightly, encryption impact decreases

6/25:  We need to know about the Internet of Things, say US Senators

6/22:  Privacy group asks FTC to investigate Uber

6/12:  The FCC will now take your net neutrality complaints

6/4:  Newly revealed NSA surveillance program draws support, ire

 

Policy:

7/10:  Should Google be forced to bring the right to be forgotten to the U.S.?

7/7:  Encryption debate shows Silicon Valley takes power back from feds

7/7:  Automakers need to make security ‘part of the conversation’

7/5:  Forget Bitcoin — What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care?

7/4:  Readers React – Why can’t we watch the police?

7/2:  Do Privacy Concerns Really Change With The Internet Of Things?

7/2:  Are Hotels Dangerous?

7/2015:  ICYMI: June’s #maketechhuman Debate Tackled Google, NSA, and Cyberwarfare

6/30:  Data Policy 101: What Businesses And Consumers Need to Know About Privacy

6/25:  There’s no law to prevent intelligence agencies using private data. That has to change

6/23:  ‘Fear of One Company Knowing Too Much About Us’ and Other Privacy Concerns

6/22:  Privacy is awesome, in theory: Column

6/20:  Google’s backward step on Android app privacy

6/11:  Policing Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

6/10:  Bridging Policy Silos in Digital Field

6/2:  Internet privacy lawsuits, once all the rage, fizzle out

 

Overseas:

7/8:  China Mulls Privacy Protection, Further Curbs on Internet

7/8:  EU ombudsman slams Commish handling of German ePrivacy laws

7/5:  Theresa May Named UK’s Internet Villain of the Year

7/3:  Germany Wants Quick Clarification of New NSA Spy Allegations

7/3:  Russian Parliament Approves Internet Privacy Bill

7/3:  Angry Austrian takes a hit in David and Goliath Facebook battle

7/2:  French privacy cops snarl at websites over crap EU cookie warnings

7/2:  CNIL Enforces Cookies Rules in France

7/2:  Privacy watchdog ICO slashes its fines in half

7/1:  UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International

6/26:  US tech companies still not doing enough to help police and spies, claims UK

6/25:  U.K. MPs Debate Judicial Authorization For Intercept Warrants

6/25:  France, Up In Arms Over NSA Spying, Passes New Surveillance Law

6/24:  Privacy advocates descend on proposed domain name change

6/24:  Three-way EU Big Data privacy wrestling match kicks off

6/23:  GCHQ: Security software? We’ll soon see about THAT

6/22:  Oi, UK.gov, your Verify system looks like a MASS SPY NETWORK

6/22:  GCHQ didn’t illegally spy on Brit NGOs, tribunal rules

6/19:  Australia seeks rules for ‘peacetime norms’ in cyberspace

6/11:  ‘Big Parenting’: How data and technology are changing our families

 

Tech:

7/11:  Like gym memberships, enthusiasm for fitness trackers drops

7/10:  Would you pay $5 for an ad-free Internet?

7/9:  How to see the photos your friends are hiding on Facebook

7/6:  Hacking Team Breach Shows a Global Spying Firm Run Amok

7/6:  Farm Use of Drones to Take Off as Feds Loosen Restrictions

7/3:  PureVPN calls pure BS on VPN insecurity study

7/1:  Script-blocker NoScript lets in ANYTHING from googleapis.com

7/1:  Amazon’s New SSL/TLS Implementation In 6,000 Lines of Code

6/29:  Athletes adjusting to cameras all over arenas, stadiums

6/28:  Where Are The Invisible Apps?

6/23:  Parrot’s New MiniDrones Conquer Air, Land…and Sea

6/23:  Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

6/23:  Seven tips for securing your Facebook account

6/19:  The Arlo and Flir FX security cameras: plug-and-play, mobile ready omnipresence

6/18:  Your smartphone could have serious security flaws

6/17:  Nest Cam keeps a high-def eye and ear on your home: First Look

6/8:  Apple to require 6-digit passcodes on newer iPhones, iPads under iOS 9

5/15:  Freightliner wants to know if we’re ready for autonomous trucks

 

Books/Media/Misc:

6/25:  Emma Watson’s next movie will tackle online privacy

Privacy News Update, 6-22-15

Featured:

6/2015: Who Has your Back? EFF’s annual corporate privacy report

6/20: The snitch in your pocket: making sense of Stingrays

6/19: Google Criticized For ‘Opaque’ Audio-Listening Binary In Debian Chromium

6/18: FBI says in secret that secret spy Cessnas aren’t secret – Men in black shrug off criticism of warrantless domestic spyplane fleet

6/18: Why Apple, Yahoo, Adobe And Dropbox Received Perfect Scores On EFF’s Annual Privacy Ranking

6/16: Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock

6/15: Privacy Advocates Walk Out in Protest Over U.S. Facial Recognition Code of Conduct

6/16: Taser Is Charging Stunning Fees to Handle Police Video

6/10: School Lunch Program Scans Student Thumbprints For ‘Tracking Purposes’

6/10: How’s My Driving? The Insurer Knows

6/9: U.S. tech companies expected to lose more than $35 billion due to NSA spying

6/9: Audi CEO’s Privacy Appeal Takes Aim at Google’s Car Push

6/5: Periscope shares your exact location in global map

6/5: What to look out for in Britain’s new surveillance bill

6/5: How my doppelgänger used the Internet to find and befriend me

6/4: NSA’s use of ‘back-door searches’ against hackers is reformers’ next target

6/4: Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law

6/4: Edward Snowden Is Not Going Away

6/3: The NSA’s Bulk Collection Is Over, but Google and Facebook Are Still in the Data Business

6/3: Obama Admin Seeks Revival of Lapsed NSA Spying Program

6/3: The War Over NSA Spying Is Just Beginning

6/3: Under New Rules, NSA To Again Access Americans’ Phone Records

6/3: Sen. Patrick Leahy: ‘Our Privacy Is Part Of Our Security’

6/3: Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

6/2: How you can track the FBI’s spy planes

6/1: Why We Can’t Trust the NSA (And Why That’s a Crisis)

6/1: Americans Say They Want The Patriot Act Renewed … But Do They, Really?

6/1: Google streamlines privacy controls, analyzes your security settings

5/29: As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video

5/29: A little-known Yelp privacy setting tells businesses your gender, age and hometown

5/28: Facebook Messenger Is Following You

5/28: That Cessna Flying Over Your House May Be Sending Photos to the Tax Assessor

5/27: Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

5/27: Yahoo Ordered to Face Group Privacy Suit Over Scanned E-Mail

5/18: Your Boss Is Now Tracking You at Home

 

Local:

6/15: Time for SPD officers to wear body cameras ‘is now,’ federal monitor says

6/15: SPD Monitor Declares Reforms “Well Underway,” Calls for Body Cams Now

6/11: Gov. Brown signs legislation making conversations between alleged campus sexual assault survivors and victims’ advocates confidential

6/9: David Sarasohn: Oregon’s senators led way on privacy protection (OPINION)

 

Govt:

6/21: California’s Obamacare exchange to collect insurance data on patients

6/20: Jindal kills bill allowing cops to automatically scan plates

6/20: Revealed: How DOJ Gagged Google over Surveillance of WikiLeaks Volunteer

6/20: Lawmakers consider UW student email privacy (Wyoming)

6/18: Lawmakers consider citizen privacy (Wyoming)

6/18: Many L.A. building records now just a few clicks away

6/17: New Senate Bill Would Require Warrants for Federal Aerial Surveillance

6/16: US Lawmakers Demand Federal Encryption Requirements After OPM Hack

6/13: California bill brings needed protections to digital privacy

6/12: NSA Backdoor Searches Would End if House Amendment Survives

6/12: Anti-surveillance steamroller still rolling through Congress

6/12: Face Recognition Tech Pushes Legal Boundaries

6/11: U.S. Senate Democrats Block Cybersecurity Liability Measure

6/11: Patriot Act Reform Curbed NSA; Cybersecurity Bill Would Empower It

6/9: Congress: We Didn’t Know the FBI Was Creating a Small Surveillance ‘Air Force’

6/9: White House Asks FISA Court To Ignore 2nd Circuit’s Decision On Bulk Surveillance

6/9: Exclusive: U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption

6/9: Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

6/8: The Computers Are Listening – NSA Won’t Say If It Automatically Transcribes American Phone Calls in Bulk

6/6: Hackers Are Next on Government-Spyware Company’s List of Targets

6/5: Maryland law grants students social media privacy rights

6/5: US government responds to latest hack: give us more power over data collection

6/4: The US Secretly Expanded Domestic Spying While Praising Transparency

6/2: The Patriot Act Is Changing. Here’s What That Means for Your Privacy

6/1: How the Government Will Spy on You If the Patriot Act Dies

5/17: How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

 

Policy:

6/17: Edward Snowden Supports Apple’s Public Stance On Privacy

6/17: Beware the Listening Machines

6/17: Women Are Starting To “Lean In” To Data Privacy Careers

6/16: Should Edward Snowden Trust Apple To Do the Right Thing?

6/15: Adjusting to a World Where No Data Is Secure

6/14: Amazon Publishes Opaque Transparency Report

6/10: In The Information Debate, Openness and Privacy Are The Same Thing

6/10: Do Women Make Better Privacy Professionals?

6/10: What Apple’s Tim Cook Overlooked in His Defense of Privacy

6/9: If the FBI has a backdoor to Facebook or Apple encryption, we are less safe

6/8: Internet users care about their privacy but have given up on safeguarding it

6/8: The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

6/8: The ‘devious defecator’ case shows why employers should never ask for DNA

6/6: Surveillance laws are being rewritten post-Snowden, but what will really change?

6/5: You’re Way Less Apathetic About Privacy Than You Realize

6/3: Surveillance reform explainer: can the FBI still listen to my phone calls?

6/2: Sacrifice privacy for national security? #tellusatoday

6/1: Mercury News editorial: Privacy fight is far from over

6/1: Guest commentary: Encryption, the next battle between security and privacy

5/30: Let gridlock bury mass surveillance, preserve U.S. right to privacy

5/29: If NSA surveillance program ends, phone record trove will endure

 

Overseas:

6/19: Germany Sees Privacy Road Block to EU Plan on Tax Rulings

6/18: Search Delisting Appeals ‘Working Efficiently’, Say European Regulators

6/18: Metadata: Australians’ phone and internet details accessed 334,658 times in 2013-14

6/15: How the Budget Bill Quietly Reshapes Canadian Privacy Law

6/15: Police Scanning Every Face At UK Download Festival 133

6/15: European Ministers Agree To Disagree On Data Protection Reform

6/14: Santander To Track Customer Location Via Mobiles and Tablets

6/14: There is no real case for a snooper’s charter – but that won’t stop it

6/13: Germany Abandons Investigation Into NSA Spying on Chancellor Merkel

6/13: Theresa May keeps snooper’s charter secret

6/12: Google Must Expand Privacy Delistings, Says French Watchdog

6/11: Indie review of UK surveillance laws: As you were, GCHQ – Government pressing on with Snoopers’ Charter

6/11: Downing Street faces fight over call to strip ministers of surveillance powers

6/11: U.K. Review Backs Mass Surveillance But Wants Judges To Sign Warrants

6/11: UK Terrorism Law Watchdog Calls for Major Surveillance Overhaul

6/10: Fake Mobile Phone Towers Operating In The UK

6/10: The German Government’s Surveillance Hypocrisy

6/9: European Cloud Companies Play Up Privacy Credentials

6/8: After U.S. Freedom Act, U.K. Spy Agencies Face Fresh Legal Challenge Over Domestic Dragnets

6/7: GCHQ continues to use data techniques outlawed in US, say campaigners

6/5: Merkel Says Facebook Is ‘Nice,’ Like a Washing MachineU.K. Review Backs Mass Surveillance But Wants Judges To Sign Warrants

6/3: America curbs state snooping, Britain gives the green light

6/2: Secret report urges treaty forcing US web firms’ cooperation in data sharing

6/2: Google hit with antitrust complaint over banned privacy app

 

Tech:

6/20: Banjo’s ability to track events in real time gives clients competitive edge

6/19: DuckDuckGo Sees Massive Growth In Post-Snowden World

6/19: To take the wheel, robot cars must pry it from my cold dead hands

6/18: Drone Startups Grab Record Cash as Kleiner, FF Venture Seek Wins

6/17: Nowy Friends Is A P2P Social Radar App That Does Not Log Your Location

6/17: Google’s Nest targeting ‘thoughtful’ homes with new products

6/17: Google’s Nest launches new home camera, smoke detector

6/16: Bing to encrypt search traffic by default

6/15: Non-creepy social networks make it to your smartphone

6/11: Samsung, LG smartwatches give up personal data to researchers

6/9: Why it took us so long to match Apple on privacy – a Google exec explains

6/8: Apple Stresses User Privacy At WWDC

6/6: ‘Responsive street furniture’ in cities could boost accessibility

6/2: Are You Willing To Share Your Wearables Data With Your Boss?

6/2: Google offers users portal to delete data

6/1: Go Check Up On Your Google Privacy Settings in the New Accounts Page

5/28: Android M And Chrome Are Doing Something Great For Users

5/29: When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

5/28: Uber Broadens Rider Privacy Policy, Asks for New Permissions

5/26: Lost Explorers: The unrealized vision of Google Glass

5/16: Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

 

Books/Media:

6/19: Jeremy Hutchinson talks to Alan Rusbridger – books podcast

6/17: Democracy in the Dark: A Book Talk with Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.

6/3: Infiltrating ‘The Dark Net,’ Where Criminals, Trolls And Extremists Reign

5/29: Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

Privacy News Update, 6-12

Featured:

6/6: Divining the capabilities of the FBI’s ubiquitous spy aircraft

6/6: Librarians As the First Line of Privacy Defense

6/6: How the country’s top privacy cop is trying to protect consumers in the digital age

6/6: The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

6/5: What an NYPD Spy Copter Reveals About the FBI’s Spy Planes

6/4: After Partial NSA Reform, Expanded Internet Surveillance Of Americans Emerges

6/4: Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border

6/4: New Snowden documents reveal secret memos expanding spying

6/4: Study shows consumers lament being monitored online for marketing

6/4: Leaked TISA Documents Reveal Privacy Threat

6/4: Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

6/4: Report: NSA Sifts Americans’ International Internet Traffic to Hunt Hackers

6/3: USA Freedom Act: the good, the bad, and what’s next

6/3: Thank You, Edward Snowden: Without You, Congress Would Not Have Ended the NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection

6/3: WikiLeaks releases secret TISA docs: The more evil sibling of TTIP and TPP

6/3: Analysis: NSA bill barely touches the agency’s vast powers

6/1: Nosy Brit cops demand access to comms data EVERY TWO MINUTES

5/30: As Patriot Act Debated, Privacy Tools More Accessible

5/30: Unmasking hidden Tor service users is too easy, say infosec bods

5/29: Tech companies aren’t so transparent when it comes to politics

5/28: How metadata compromises you

5/27: The Key to Ending Mass Surveillance? Math.

5/26: Boffins silently track train commuters without tripping Android checks

5/25: Lessons from a Sydney cryptoparty

5/25: How one mayor struggles with balancing privacy and surveillance (Oakland, CA)

5/22: FBI admits it didn’t crack any major cases with Patriot Act powers

5/15: New Iris Recognition Tech Could Make It Easier To Catch Criminals — Or Find Protesters

 

Local:

6/2: Ron Wyden: USA Freedom Act passage is ‘biggest win for privacy rights in a decade’

 

Govt:

6/5: Why did Snowden swipe 900k+ US DoD files? (Or so Uncle Sam claims)

6/5: County sheriff warrantlessly used stingray 500+ times, claims to have no records (Sacramento)

6/5: Edward Snowden Celebrates NSA Reform as the “Power of an Informed Public”

6/4: House easily passes further anti-surveillance amendments

6/4: US Prosecutors Say Clearing Browser Data Can Be Obstruction of Justice

6/4: New Jersey seeks to make ‘upskirting’ a crime

6/4: Oklahoma governor signs police body camera footage measure

6/4: Body camera bill on its way to South Carolina governor

6/4: US lawmaker: Next, we stop the NSA from weakening encryption

6/3: Governor vetoes bills involving photo traffic enforcement (CO)

6/3: The NSA will stop collecting U.S. phone data. Now what?

6/3: California Senate OKs requiring warrants to search smartphones, tablets

6/3: US Senate passes USA Freedom Act – a long lip service to NSA reforms

6/3: Congressman Warns of Encrypted “Dark Spaces”; Another Says: “Ooooh It Sounds Really Scary”

6/3: State high court limits right to warrantless home searches (AZ)

6/3: Get Your NSA Reform Hot Takes Here

6/2: How Mitch McConnell Tried—and Failed—to Weaken NSA Reform

6/2: US Airport Screeners Missed 95% of Weapons, Explosives In Undercover Tests

6/1: Privacy Advocates Hope Sunset Of Section 215 Marks Dawn Of Surveillance Reform

5/31: Oakland council to vote on surveillance camera limits

5/28: Court weighs S.F. policy on who reviews police files

5/28: NSA chief: Encryption isn’t bad, it’s the future

5/28: Reality Checks in Debate Over Surveillance Laws

5/28: Inside NSA, Officials Privately Criticize “Collect It All” Surveillance

5/27: Obama Asks Congress To Renew ‘Patriot Act’ Snooping

5/27: On Patriot Act Renewal and USA Freedom Act: Glenn Greenwald Talks With ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer

5/26: Privacy and Security Innovation: The Cautionary Tale of Nomi Technologies And The FTC

 

Policy:

6/6: Why Is Apple’s Tim Cook Taking Shots At Google And Facebook?

6/5: Ed Snowden should be pardoned, thunders Amnesty Int’l

6/4: Snowden deserves credit for NSA reform — and to stand trial

6/4: Welcome to the Age of Digital Imperialism

6/4: Mad John McAfee: ‘Can you live in a society that is more paranoid than I’m supposed to be?’

6/3: Privacy Protection and Security: We Can Have Both

6/3: In Pushing for Revised Surveillance Program, Obama Strikes His Own Balance

6/3: Tim Cook just sent a powerful warning to the US government

6/3: Privacy In The Competency Marketplace: Who Owns Your Profile Metadata?

6/2: Fusion’s Alicia Menendez: Millennials Have A Complicated Relationship With Privacy

6/2: How Edward Snowden Sparked a Librarians’ Quarrel

6/2: Suspended Surveillance: Two Years of Heretical Thinking

6/1: Not a false choice between ideals and security

6/1: Debate on NSA surveillance looks phony on both sides

6/2015: The Tradeoff Fallacy: How Marketers are misrepesenting American Consumers and Opening them up to Exploitation

5/30: Not To Be A Buzzkill, But An Apple Car Will Kill Privacy

5/30: Security News This Week: If the Patriot Act Expires It Won’t Spell Doom

5/29: Choosing between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights

5/29: Five myths about body cameras

5/28: Mercury News editorial: Californians deserve digital data privacy protection

5/28: Let Patriot Act Provisions Expire

5/27: 5 Ways to Take Back Tech

5/26: Stop logging our phone calls

5/22: Rewrite body camera bill or put it aside (California)

5/19: In defense of ad-blockers, a vital tool for the privacy conscious

5/2015: Privacy Behaviors After Snowden

 

Overseas:

6/4: Passions run high in EU parliament debate over air passengers’ privacy

6/4: U.K. State Surveillance Powers Challenged Under Human Rights Law

6/4: 2 UK Lawmakers Challenge Government on Surveillance Powers

6/4: Less than a day left to kill Paraguay’s mass surveillance bill

6/4: There was a David Cameron who swallowed a fly..

6/3: Cop cams hit London: 20,000 police to wear video cameras

6/2: GCHQ gros fromage stays schtum on Snowden and snooping

5/30: When a government spies on its citizens: lessons from Chile

5/30: German Court Turns Down Drone Lawsuit but Leaves Door Open to Others

5/29: Germany licks lips, eyes new data gulp with revised retention law

5/28: UN says encryption “necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom”

5/27: UK surveillance commish asks CCTV operators to please be good

5/26: Skype hauled into court after refusing to hand call records to cops

5/22: Which Colombian ISPs keep your data private?

5/20: Gov’t to spy upon South Korean minors through smartphone apps

 

Tech:

6/5: Here’s new evidence that Google Glass is moving forward

6/5: Would You Be Willing to Pay for Facebook or Google in Exchange for Your Privacy?

6/5: Look, Ma, No Hands!

6/4: Turn It On: How to enable two-factor authentication for over 100 websites

6/4: Microsoft Gives Details About Its Controversial Disk Encryption

6/2: Did Little Caesars Just Start The Privacy War?

6/1: Facebook Now Supports PGP To Send You Encrypted Emails

5/29: Hola: A free VPN with a side of botnet

5/27: Make Adama proud: Connect your Things wisely, cadet

5/27: Need a simple, instant warrant canary? Now there’s an app for that

5/27: For iPhone, iPad privacy, here’s how to turn on encryption in just one minute

5/26: Bluetooth privacy is mostly ignored, so you’re beaming yourself to the world

5/26: In New York City, “freelance spies” are recording your conversations

5/25: Encryption for Everyone: The free service that will change how you think about security

Privacy News Update, 5-24 part 2

Featured:

5/24: County sheriff has used stingray over 300 times with no warrant

5/23: Apple and Google met with spy chiefs at an 18th-century mansion in England to secretly discuss government surveillance

5/23: NSA Winds Down Once-Secret Phone-Records Collection Program

5/23: Fate of U.S. Domestic Surveillance Program Uncertain After Senate Vote

5/23: The Government’s Consumer Data Watchdog

5/22: What are cellphone networks blabbing about you to the Feds? A US senator wants to know

5/21: Here’s the Best Stuff from Edward Snowden’s Reddit “Ask Me Anything”

5/21: Academics Build a New Tor Client Designed To Beat the NSA

5/20: I say Zuck off, YOU say Zuck off, we ALL say Zuck off

5/20: Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations

5/20: ISPs really don’t want to follow new customer data privacy rules

5/20: Survey Finds Americans Don’t Trust Government and Companies to Protect Privacy

5/19: Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance

5/17: FBI claims security researcher took control of plane

5/15: Court won’t force US to divulge secret strategy to cut mobile phone service

5/15: Advocacy groups propose rules for police body cameras

5/15: Emails Show FBI Privacy Concerns About License-Plate Readers

5/15: San Jose, police union reach agreement on body-camera use

5/14: How You Can Better Protect Your Privacy

5/13: Employee Says She Was Fired for Refusing to Be Tracked 24/7 (California)

5/12: Rand Paul Is Fighting for Your Privacy—Unless You’re a Woman

5/12: Oakland puts off acting on controversial surveillance system

 

Local:

5/22: The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police

5/20: Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Idea as Replacement for Gas Tax

5/20: Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

5/13: Gov. Inslee signs health care information sharing measure

 

Govt:

5/23: The Obama administration just effectively ended one of the NSA’s most controversial programs

5/23: After Break, Senate to Reconsider Patriot Act Extension

5/23: Police body-camera bill raises privacy issues(CT)

5/23: San Jose police’s body camera policy worries watchdog

5/22: NSA Planned To Hijack Google App Store To Hack Smartphones

5/22: California may set rules for police tracking of cellphones

5/22: Justice Department Issues Policy on Domestic Drone Use

5/22: Bush, Christie Rise in Defense of Patriot Act (tweedlea** and tweedleh***)

5/21: Senate Is Sharply Split Over Extension of N.S.A. Phone Data Collection

5/21: Do Police Have a Right to Withhold Video When They Kill Someone?

5/21: Future of Domestic Surveillance Powers Uncertain as Congress Fights

5/20: 5 Ways We Must Regulate Drones at the US Border

5/20: Utah lawmaker working on police body camera rules

5/20: U.S. Senators Try to Block Extension of Bulk Data Collection

5/20: Paul Commandeers Senate to Protest Patriot Act

5/19: Apple, Google and More Bring Privacy Fears to Obama

5/18: Republicans Clash Over NSA Surveillance Powers

5/17: Stamford seeks body cams as state lags on records laws(CT)

5/14: Body cams for SF cops, stalled for years, now given deadline

5/14: Police surveillance bill heads to House (CT)

5/14: More SAPD officers to wear body cameras (TX)

5/14: Gabbard co-introduces surveillance oversight bill

5/14: Deal could come soon on license plate data retention (Minnesota)

5/13: Top Senator: Domestic Surveillance Needs to Be Ramped Up

5/11: Illinois State Police will fly “unmanned aircraft” not “drones”

5/11: Speech Recognition is NSA’s Best-Kept Open Secret

 

Policy:

5/24: Body cam oversight crucial for success

5/24: The Bear Case for Wearable Health Technology

5/22: Quoted: Edward Snowden on caring about privacy

5/22: Mercury News editorial: Tech industry must secure privacy rights

5/22: Poe, Rand: NSA bulk collection of data tramples our rights

5/22: Henry: Cranks see new item to drone on about

5/20: Wolverton: We actually do care about online privacy

5/17: Surveillance Without Borders

5/14: Shortcomings of Cybersecurity Bills

5/10: Proposed SF home-sharing platform regulations are privacy invasive

 

Overseas:

5/23: Germany Declines Comment on Reported ‘Deep Freeze’ With U.S. Intelligence

5/21: Another Spying Scandal in Germany Adds to Political Crisis for Merkel

5/20: Firms to Face Stiffer Fines for Breaking EU’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Rules

5/20: For US Allies, Paradigm Shift in Intelligence Collection

5/20: Poll Shows a Third of Germans Feel Deceived by Merkel in Spy Row

5/20: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

5/19: Merkel Backs Coalition Partner After Spy Scandal Rifts

5/19: European Internet Users Urged To Protect Themselves Against Facebook Tracking

5/16: GCHQ Officials Given Immunity From Hacking Charges

5/15: Facebook ‘Tramples European Privacy Law’: Belgian Watchdog

5/15: Prying Parents: Phone Monitoring Apps Flourish in S. Korea

5/23: David Cameron is about to redefine what it means to be an ‘extremist’ in Britain

5/15: Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking … just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

5/14: Metadata scope creep sees Border Force ask for access (Oz)

5/13: Germany Gives Huge Amount of Phone, Text Data to U.S.: Report

5/13: Mozilla flings teddy out of pram over France’s ‘Patriot Act’

5/13: WikiLeaks, er, leaks the Bundestag Inquiry into NSA naughtiness

 

Tech:

5/23: Cute Or Creepy? Google’s Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear

5/23: Smart home of the future is here; why aren’t people buying in?

5/22: Factory Reset On Millions of Android Devices Doesn’t Wipe Storage

5/22: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

5/19: Google, Apple among tech giants urging US to support encryption

5/19: Redmond promises even MORE cloudy crypto

5/19: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: ‘It’s not our site’s goal to be a completely free-speech platform’

5/18: Privacy Concerns About Verizon-AOL Deal Are Really Concerns About Increased Competition

5/18: What is an IP address and what can it reveal about you?

5/11: Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

5/11: Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

5/09: Anonymous Tor Cloud Project Closes Down

 

Books/Misc:

5/15: ‘Future Crimes,’ by Marc Goodman

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

Privacy News Update, 3-28-15

 

Featured:

3/20: The Google backlash is growing

3/20: A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked

3/20: Q&A: Cindy Cohn, EFF’s new executive director

3/19: Bills that would restrict access to body camera footage

3/18: Court: NSA Spying May Continue Even If Congress Lets Authority Expire

3/18: Internet of things: Sillier and scarier and coming your way

3/17: Bipartisan Drone Privacy Bill Back on the Table

3/16: Princeton boffins sniff Tor users’ IDs from TCP ACKs and server sweat

3/16: How Police Body Cameras Were Designed to Get Cops Off the Hook

3/16: Virginia nears passing shortest limit in US on keeping license plate data

3/16: Don’t want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do

3/15: An ‘Upstream’ Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

3/14: Anti-terror law approaches expiration date in shadow of Snowden

3/13: Here’s The Digital Privacy Battle At The Center Of Obama’s Big Trade Deal

3/13: Freedom of information issues in all 50 states

3/13: Mass Surveillance: Can We Blame It All On the Government?

3/13: Angry Austrian could turn Europe against the US – thanks to data

3/12: Epic Google snafu leaks hidden whois data for 280,000 domains

3/11: ACLU files new lawsuits in hunt for police ‘Stingray’ mobe-trackers

 

Local:

3/20: Body cam compromise acceptable for short term

3/15: Seattle channel for police body-cam videos draws attention

3/14: Bill would give stiffer penalties to criminals using drones

3/12: Wyden, UO Senate cite college medical privacy concerns

 

Govt:

3/21: Is a lifetime of involuntary GPS monitoring constitutional?

3/21: Nevada Legislature Week 8: Drone law and union fights

3/20: Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments At US Customs

3/20: Despite A Wave Of Data Breaches, Fed Says Patient Privacy Isn’t Dead

3/20: CISA Security Bill: An F for Security But an A+ for Spying

3/20: CISA Bill Promises Safety, But Actually Expands Government Surveillance

3/20: Issues at the heart of the debate over body camera videos

3/20: State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

3/19: The DOJ Is Sneaking in a Policy That’d Crap All Over the 4th Amendment

3/19: The Government Is Testing Myriad Invasive Biometric Surveillance Methods

3/19: SF zookeepers say officials ‘bugged’ radio conversations

3/19: 15 Years of FTC Failure to Factor Privacy Into Merger Reviews

3/19: Outgoing NSA lawyer helped preserve controversial programs

3/19: Political Pressure To Pass CISA Quickly Could Pose ‘Big Problem’ For Civil Liberties

3/19: To protect our privacy, make the FISA court act like a real court

3/18: San Diego police body camera report: Fewer complaints, less use of force

3/18: ‘All browsing activity should be considered private and sensitive’ says US CIO

3/17: Is your DMV data safeguarded properly?

3/17: Judge orders sheriff to disclose cellphone surveillance info (Buffalo, NY)

3/16: Pentagon seeking ways to protect personal data online

3/16: Snowden leaks lead Americans to scale back online activity, survey finds

3/16: Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It’s up to you to thwart mass surveillance

3/16: Competing bills aim to regulate Michigan police body cameras

3/16: Facebook: Governments still clamoring for user data

3/16: How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret

3/16: FBI’s Plan to Expand Hacking Power Advances Despite Privacy Fears

3/16: Republicans Have Less Faith in the NSA than Democrats

3/16: TSA Screening Enters the Spotlight

3/16: Memo: San Jose police aim to have officer-worn cameras by next year, working drone by 2017

3/14: How one agency redacts the public’s right to know

3/13: Feds, Google at odds over computer search-warrant proposal

3/13: Psssst: Wanna Buy a Used Spy Website?

3/12: Senate panel approves controversial cybersecurity bill

3/12: Sacramento sheriff: Documents given on phone-tracking tech

3/10: Report: CIA Has Tried for Years to Break Into Apple Gear

3/9 – Net Neutrality Has Sparked an Interagency Squabble Over Internet Privacy

3/8: Use of license-plate scanner technology, data stirs controversy

2/25: The Government Refuses to Prove Snowden Damaged National Security

 

Policy:

3/21: It’s a Whole New Paranoid World

3/20: Apple Watch: Science fiction nightmare or a digital dream come true?

3/19: Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids’ School

3/18: The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand for Privacy as a Service

3/18: Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Online?

3/13: Hey Twitter, Killing Anonymity’s a Dumb Way to Fight Trolls

3/11: We are citizens, not mere physical masses of data for harvesting

3/9: Privacy for Personalization: Is It a Fair Trade-Off?

3/4: Why Watching the Watchers Isn’t Enough: My Talk on Privacy, Snowden & Bill C-51

1/28: Happy Data Privacy Day. Legally speaking, you’re mostly on your own.

 

Overseas:

3/20: Defending Privacy Doesn’t Pay: Canadian Court Lets Copyright Troll Off the Hook

3/20: UK Police Deem Snowden Leak Investigation a State Secret

3/20: Team Australia, your surveillance is ready

3/19: Location data to be stored under Australian data-retention regime

3/19: US Threatened Germany Over Snowden, Vice Chancellor Says

3/19: PM Dismisses ‘French Patriot Act’ Fears as Spies Get More Powers

3/19: UK’s GCHQ Admits To Using Vulnerabilities To Hack Target Systems

3/19: Australia’s new ‘improved’ data retention laws: how will they work?

3/18: Australia’s data-retention debate hits Derpcon Zero

3/18: Tony Abbott signals he is unlikely to let journalists fight metadata warrants

3/17: Respect mah privacy! EU delegation begs US to play nice with data

3/15: How Two Obscure Court Verdicts In Europe Could Impact Americans’ Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Taxes

3/14: New Zealand Used NSA System to Target Officials, Anti-Corruption Campaigner

3/13: Bulgaria nixes ‘metadata’ law, Paraguay delays

3/12: Why The Anti-Terrorism Bill is Really an Anti-Privacy Bill: Bill C-51′s Evisceration of Privacy Protection

3/12: David Cameron to close gap in oversight of mass surveillance

3/12: Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee

3/12: UK says comms metadata can kill personal privacy

3/12: Court Overturns Dutch Data Retention Law, Privacy More Important

3/12: 104 Australian orgs report breaches to privacy commissioner

3/12: Bill C-51: Privacy watchdog Daniel Therrien blocked from committee witness list

3/12: Internet carriers may be breaching Canadian privacy laws

3/12: What’s at stake in Spain’s controversial security law

3/11: Going on holiday? Mexico wants your personal data

3/11: Australians! Let us all rise up against data retention

3/10: New Zealand Targets Trade Partners, Hacks Computers in Spy Operations

3/9: Hammond Says U.K. Must ‘Draw a Line’ Under Net Spying Debate

3/9: BACK OFF, spooks: UK legal hacking code should be ‘resisted at all costs’ says lawyer

3/9: Scotland to get National ID system ‘by the backdoor’, campaigners mull challenge

 

Tech:

3/20: How ‘The Cloud’ Eats Away at Your Online Privacy (Video)

3/20: After 350,000+ Beta Sign-Ups, ProtonMail Takes $2M To Scale Its Encrypted Email

3/20: Smart Home Guide: What to Know Before You Buy

3/19: Video Feature: Inside the F 015, Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car

3/19: Security Essentials for the Internet of Things

3/18: Apple Safari update BORKED private browsing

3/18: Tutanota, An Open Source Encrypted Gmail Alternative, Heads Out Of Beta

3/17: SAP admits – shock! – it sells to governments, denies that means backdoors

3/16: BlackBerry Spy-Proofs Samsung Tablets With IBM Software

3/13: Hertz puts cameras in its rental cars, says it has no plans to use them

3/12: Companies Are Tracking Employees to Nab Traitors

3/12: OpenSSL To Undergo Massive Security Audit

3/12: Mattel urged to scrap Wi-Fi mic Barbie after Register investigation

3/12: German Startup Campaigns For Personal Data API Law

3/11: The Guardian Publishes A Pretty Amazing Whisper “Clarification”

3/11: Ars tests ExoNet, the personal VPN that takes you home

3/9: The privacy and security questions we must ask about the Apple Watch

3/5: Windows 10 Settings menu: The Privacy tab

Books:

3/18: ‘The Age of Cryptocurrency,’ by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey