Privacy News Update: Oct 2016

Featured:

10/31: Silently Tracking Users With Ultrasonic Beacons

10/31: The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

10/31: 17 essential tools to protect your online identity, privacy

10/30: Sneaky ultrasonic adware makes homes vulnerable to ultrasonic hacking

10/29: License plate readers a great tool for cops; concern for privacy advocates

10/28: Security apps you need on your new Pixel

10/28: The limits of encryption

10/27: How hackable are your smart home gadgets?

10/25: Does privacy exist anymore? Just barely.

10/25: ‘AT&T is Spying’ report gets social media up in arms

10/24: Cell-site simulator policy approved by Oakland Privacy Commission

10/24: 5 apps for encrypting and shredding files

10/21: Anonymous’ Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He’s Gone Legit

10/20: NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data

10/20: 6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

10/19: ACLU takes on Fisa court over secret decisions on surveillance laws

10/19: Digital Defenders: a free open-licensed booklet for kids about privacy and crypto

10/19: Imagine if Donald Trump Controlled the NSA

10/15: Police Searches Of Social Media Face Privacy Pushback

10/15: Eye in the sky: the billionaires funding a surveillance project above Baltimore

10/15: The best privacy and security iPhone apps

10/13: Top Verizon lawyer says it’s too easy to give your location information to cops

10/12: Amazon Wants to Scan Your License Plate

10/12: Signal Adds Expiring Messages to Encrypted Chats

10/11: Encrypted communications could have an undetectable backdoor

10/11: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram sent feeds that helped police track minority protesters, report says

10/11: Twitter yanks data feeding tube out of police surveillance biz

10/10: Massive report details the surveillance powers of 12 Central and South American nations

10/7: Yahoo didn’t install an NSA email scanner, it was a “buggy” NSA “rootkit”

10/6: Former NSA employee: This hack gains access to your Mac’s webcam

10/4: Open Whisper Systems Makes the Case Against Data Retention

10/4: Google’s AI Plans Are A Privacy Nightmare

10/4: Signal chat app’s creator: US government demanded our user data

10/4: FBI demands Signal user data, but there’s not much to hand over

10/4: You Can All Finally Encrypt Facebook Messenger, So Do It

 

Local:

10/20: Lawyers concerned about collection of mental health data

10/20: Portland police collection of mental health data raises privacy concerns, lawyers say

10/12: Defense rights trump privacy rights in rape case, appeals court rules

10/6: Police pulling packages from mail fails ‘sniff test’ of Oregon Supreme Court

 

Govt:

10/31: The FCC’s new privacy rules are toothless

10/27: Internet providers must now get your OK to share your personal data

10/26: La Cañada considers advanced licence plate cameras but question of privacy arises

10/25: US transport agency guidance on vehicle cybersecurity irks lawmakers

10/25: Say goodbye to the fingerprint. It’s your digital footprint the FBI wants.

10/20: Incessant Consumer Surveillance Is Leaking Into Physical Stores

10/19: Yahoo to US government: Clarify email surveillance reports

10/19: Half of American Adults Are in Police Facial-Recognition Databases

10/17: The FBI demands a key to your backdoor

10/16: Feds Claim They Can Enter a House and Demand Fingerprints to Unlock Everyone’s Phones

10/14: US lawmakers want answers on Yahoo email surveillance

10/6: FCC’s internet privacy proposal just got a little weaker

10/4: Yahoo scanned all of its users’ incoming emails on behalf of US Intelligence officials

 

Policy:

10/30: The IoT security doomsday is lurking, but we cannot talk about it properly

10/28: Do Parents Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

10/28: Amy Goodman: AT&T/Time Warner merger means death of privacy

10/26: Data ethics in IoT? Pff, you and your silly notions of privacy

10/26: Cyber after Snowden

10/25: Can anyone keep us safe from a weaponized ‘Internet of Things?’

10/24: The Short Dumb Life Of the Internet of Things

10/24: Op-Ed Lawmakers need to curb face recognition searches by police

10/23: Privacy is creating a new digital divide between the rich and poor

10/23: THOMAS TASCHINGER: WikiLeaks smashes concept of email privacy

10/21: Duck Google’s data grab

10/18: There’s still time to stop the surveillance society

10/18: Personal data, privacy and the totalitarian state

10/16: The Guardian view on data sharing: the privacy of citizens is being eroded

10/13: Are you worried about your online privacy?

10/11: The privacy perils of rocks and hard places

10/6: Security vs. privacy: The endless fiery debate continues

10/5: Editorial Make a deal to bring Edward Snowden home

10/5: Money, Safety and Privacy Keep Us Awake at Night

10/3: Don’t Pardon Snowden

 

Overseas:

10/27: Privacy group shoots legal arrow at Privacy Shield (Ireland)

10/25: Surveillance by consent: Commissioner launches CCTV strategy for England and Wales

10/24: French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

10/20: Greens are fighting for civil liberties too (UK)

10/18: Labour peers under fire for backing expansion of surveillance powers (UK)

10/17: London cops strap on new body cams

10/17: UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal says GHCQ illegally spied for 17 years

10/14: US renews fight for the right to seize content from the world’s servers

10/13: Euro politicians are hyping the terror threat to steal your privacy

10/13: Oz gummint’s de-anonymisation crime is as mind-bendingly stupid as we feared

10/10: Massive report details the surveillance powers of 12 Central and South American nations

10/10: Confirmed: UK police forces own IMSI grabbers, but keeping schtum on use

10/10: Controversial snooping technology ‘used by at least seven police forces’ (UK)

10/7: Facebook wins ‘Big Brother’ award in Belgium

10/6: Canada’s Privacy Failure: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy & Ethics

10/5: Lawful Access is Back: How the Government Quietly Revived Canada’s Most Controversial Privacy Issue

 

Tech:

10/27: No need to shoot down drones! Many of them can now be hijacked

10/26: ACLU takes social giants to task over Geofeedia privacy gaffe

10/26: Rise of the photon clones: New method could lead to ‘impenetrable’ comms

10/25: BlackBerry DTEK60: An elegant flagship for grown-ups

10/25: It Ain’t Me, Babe: Researchers Find Flaws In Police Facial Recognition Technology

10/19: Your robot doctor overlords will see you now

10/17: Yelp reviews, privacy laws hamstring doctors

10/13: On the Wire Podcast: Cindy Cohn

10/13: 5 privacy settings to change in Windows 10

10/12: The internet of insecure things: Thousands of internet-connected devices are a security disaster in the making

10/3: Medical scribes track doctors’ examinations from thousands of miles away

 

Books/Media/Misc:

Privacy News Update, 7-2 (2 of 2)

hopefully this catches things up. have a great Fourth and emphasize FREEDOM – it’s what the 4th *means*…..!

Featured:

7/2: Springfield hospital among hundreds with multiple privacy complaints

6/30: Uber is going to start tracking how people drive through its app

6/30: Document spells out FBI rules to get journalists’ phone records -article

6/30: US Courts wiretap report: Smartphones impact, encryption confounds

6/29: How to see everything Google knows about you

6/28: Hillary Clinton backs controversial encryption commission in new tech-policy agenda

6/27: A scientist installed cameras around ‘no trespassing’ signs at a beach to see how people reacted and was pleasantly surprised

6/27: Google beats children’s web privacy appeal, Viacom to face one claim

6/26: Transit Agency Ends Audio Recording on Light Rail Vehicles

6/26: Browse Free or Die? New Hampshire Library Is at Privacy Fore

6/23: Warrantless breath tests are okay after drunken driving arrests — but warrantless blood tests are not

6/22: Mark Zuckerberg covers his webcam with tape, and so should you

6/21: With facial recognition tech on the rise, is it time to delete all your selfies?

6/21: Internet-rights groups launch protest over expanded FBI hacking powers

6/18: How Apple plans on making features smarter while balancing privacy

6/17: Foggy on Police Transparency

6/16: What the FBI isn’t saying about its facial recognition capabilities

6/16: Consumer Groups Say AT&T, Comcast Violate Privacy Law By Hoovering Up Cable Box Data Without Full User Consent

6/16 There Is No Such Thing as Private Data

6/16: Fed watchdog raises questions about FBI facial recognition accuracy, privacy

6/14: 1 in 3 shoppers will never use beacons in stores

6/11: Amazon Will Sell You a Super Cheap Phone (At the Cost of Your Soul)

6/10: Your password is definitely going to get stolen so please do this to protect yourself

6/10: How to Fix Your Privacy on Android

6/6: This is how Silicon Valley’s most secretive startup makes money

6/6: Tesla may be sharing data with the government to help advance regulation on autopilot vehicles

6/5: Edward Snowden responds to NSA correspondences released to the public

6/3: FTC Warns of Security and Privacy Risks in IoT Devices

6/3: How to Lock Down Your Privacy Settings on iOS

6/2: Your Data Is Forever

6/2: Google voice search is recording conversations people have around their phones — here’s how to delete the files

6/1: Stung By Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets

6/1: Security researchers stop disclosing vulnerabilities after FBI raid on fellow researcher

6/1: Facebook reportedly plans to make it impossible for the police to read your messages

5/27: FBI raids dental software researcher who discovered private patient data on public server

5/24: FTC commissioner: Mandating encryption backdoors ‘is a terrible idea’

5/17: It’s trivially easy to identify you based on records of your calls and texts

5/16: New batch of Snowden’s leaked NSA docs are now available to the public

5/16: If You Clicked Anything Online, Google Probably Knows About It

4/27: Thank Snowden, As NSA Estimates He Singlehandedly Sped Up Encryption Adoption By 7 Years

 

Local:

6/30: Portland Redditors Rally Around “Drone Man,” Who Plans to Monitor More Homeless People From the Sky

6/29: Hobo Pirates Fire Gunshot at Drone Filming Their Willamette River Boat Camp

6/14: Seattle, cloudy with a chance of technology upgrades

6/13: Judge blocks Seattle from disclosing FBI surveillance info

5/6: Unmanned drone smashes into Seattle home

4/15: Oregon Department of Justice Civil Rights Chief Intends to Sue His Agency Over Black Lives Matter Surveillance

 

Govt:

7/1: US Customs Wants Foreigners to Provide Social Media Details When Entering the US

7/1: Leak Reveals Secret FBI Guidelines That Basically Give Them Free Rein To Spy On Journalists And Sources

6/29: Should Border Agents Scroll Through Foreigners’ Facebook Profiles?

6/30: House Committee Report Slams Proposed Encryption Legislation

6/28: U.S. senator, opposing FBI email data grabs, places hold on spy bill

6/28: States Offer Privacy Protection For Young Adults On Parents’ Health Plan

6/26: Gun owners to have special place in FBI biometric database

6/24: Judge Says FBI Can Hack Computers Without A Warrant Because Computer Users Get Hacked All The Time

6/23: High Court Limits Drunk Driving Test Laws

6/22: Senate votes down proposal to expand FBI surveillance powers

6/22: FTC Settles With Mobile Ad Firm InMobi Over Tracking

6/20: Supreme Court Knocks A Little More Off The 4th Amendment; Gives Cops Another Way To Salvage Illegal Searches

6/19: Few Utah Police Report Drone Use, Cite Tough FAA Regulations

6/3: Will the Constitution Protect Your Next Smartphone?

6/9: Cops can now seize people’s cash by scanning their prepaid cards

6/1: Tech companies are banding together to fight the FBI’s biometric program

6/1: 4th Circuit Appeals Court Rolls Back Its Warrant Requirement For Cell Site Location Info

5/25: Congrats, FBI, You’ve Now Convinced Silicon Valley To Encrypt And Dump Log Files

5/24: Apple, Facebook, other major tech players push Senate to pass email privacy reform

5/5: When A Fingerprint IS The Password, Where Does The Fifth Amendment Come Into Play?

5/3: National Intelligence Office’s Top Lawyer Fires Off Spirited Defense Of Bulk Surveillance, Third Party Doctrine

4/22: FISA Court Rejects Arguments By First Public Advocate To Argue NSA PRISM Backdoor Searches Are Unconstitutional

 

Policy:

7/1: Sports Authority’s sale of customer data raises privacy questions

7/1: When Should Hacking Be Legal?

6/29: New Rules for Drones

6/28: The 24 ways we’re tracked on a regular basis reveal something disturbing about the future

6/18: Workers May Soon Have To Share Health Data — Or Pay A Penalty

6/10: After Trump’s Proposed Boycott of Apple, GOP Says Encryption Is The Bedrock of Security

5/27: The imperfect surveillance state

5/13: Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to

5/4: Encryption, Privacy & Free Speech: An April Recap

 

Overseas:

7/2: Encryption creating a barrier for police, documents suggest

6/30: Japan’s top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country’s Muslims

6/30: Facebook wins privacy case against Belgian data protection authority

6/29: This alarming government video says ‘when you travel, you have no privacy, and all your communication might be watched’

6/29: Is Edward Snowden Trying To Get Vladimir Putin’s Attention?

6/27: China moves closer to adopting controversial cybersecurity law

6/24: The Latest: UK Exit Could Weaken Privacy Protections

6/24: EU, United States agree on changes to strengthen data transfer pact

6/23: Russia’s Problem (According To Russian Politicians): Not Enough Mass Surveillance

6/23: Russia Wants Encryption Backdoors in Telegram, WhatsApp, Viber, Allo, Others

6/22: This Russian technology can identify you with just a picture of your face

6/17: Poland To Massively Expand Surveillance, Reduce Civil Liberties

6/16: Scottish Law Enforcement Also Apparently Hooked Up To NSA/GCHQ’s Data Firehose

6/10: Wikipedia warns against French attempt to extend EU privacy law globally

6/10: Communications Show GCHQ’s ‘Oversight’ Talking Itself Out Of Performing Any Sort Of Oversight

6/8: SECRET REPORT: UK spies have more data than they know what to do with

6/8: UK Parliament Ignores Concerns; Moves Snooper’s Charter Forward

6/7: German privacy regulator fines three firms over U.S. data transfers

6/7: The Home Office Is Accessing Thousands Of People’s NHS Data To Trace Illegal Immigrants

6/7: British parliament’s lower house passes controversial surveillance law

6/6: Here’s why people are so worked up about the ‘Snooper’s Charter’

6/3: Investigation Shows GCHQ Using US Companies, NSA To Route Around Domestic Surveillance Restrictions

6/1: This police camera can spot drivers texting from nearly a mile away

5/31: Top European privacy official says E.U.–U.S. data-transfer deal still needs work

5/23: Indian leader frames encryption as cybercrime concern in meeting with Apple CEO

4/26: Constitutional Court Throws Out Surveillance Law In Georgia (The Country)

 

Tech:

6/30: How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings

6/30: Any links shared on Facebook Messenger can be viewed publicly—and Facebook says it’s not a bug

6/29: Facebook made a huge U-turn and says it doesn’t use location data to suggest friends after all

6/28: Google Offers New Way for Users to Manage Ads, Personal Data

6/28: Can smartphones help improve heart attack treatment?

6/27: The hidden security features in buildings that you never noticed

6/21: Workers Find Safe Spaces In Private Slack Channels, But How Safe Are They?

6/10: This startup will scrape your Facebook data and then sell its reports to landlords

6/9: National Intelligence office wants to perfect the art of security deception

6/8: The trick that let hackers keep tracking Waze users after it was ‘fixed’

6/4: 6 simple WhatsApp tricks for beginners

6/2: This $17,000 Android smartphone claims to be the ultimate in personal security

5/26: Despite anger from privacy advocates, Netflix shows no sign of ending geo-blocking and VPN ban

5/18: The future of biometrics is coming–but not without risks

5/10: This browser is offering iPhone users a free, unlimited virtual private network

3/30: Announcing: the Inaugural Class of PitchFestNW 2016!

 

Books/Media/Misc:

6/30: Edward Snowden Will Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Privacy,’ via Video

6/24: Illuminating the ‘Dark’ Web and Content Monitoring

6/15: On the Wire Podcast: Rich Mogull on Apple Differential Privacy

6/15: Review: In ‘Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet,’ Moral Vision and a True Believer’s Zeal

Privacy News Update, 6-25 (1 of 2)

looong overdue, thanks for your patience …..

 

Featured:

5/20: Incensing critics, Google engineer ends push for crypto-only setting in Allo

5/20: New Surveillance System May Let Cops Use All Of The Cameras

5/19: Facebook scanned private messages to boost ‘likes,’ lawsuit claims

5/19: Using a Green Light to Bring Crime to a Stop: A new public-safety experiment in Detroit employs high-definition surveillance cameras to deter criminals, but raises questions in the process

5/19: Google Is A Serial Tracker

5/19: American Military Technology Has Come Home—to Your Local Police Force

5/18: Developer Of Anonymous Tor Software Dodges FBI, Leaves US

5/16: Rule change may expand government surveillance powers, privacy advocates say

5/16: The Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why

5/15: Everything We Know About How the FBI Hacks People

5/14: Privacy Fears Deterring Almost Half of American Households From Online Shopping

5/13: FBI bugged public spaces for years hoping to overhear a few illegal things

5/11: The FBI Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny Wiretapping Your Amazon Echo

5/10: The Fight Over NSA Internet Surveillance Is Heating Up Again

5/9: This App Can Tell You If Your iPhone Has Been Secretly Hacked

5/7: Spy agencies are pushed to reveal extent of U.S. surveillance

5/6: Facebook’s newest privacy problem: ‘Faceprint’ data

5/5: Mobile advertisers want to know exactly where you are. This company tells them.

5/2: How to Search the Deep Web Safely

4/29: You Can’t Escape Data Surveillance In America

4/29: Waze comes up with a fix for hack that let researchers track users’ movements

4/26: Two Tips to Keep Your Phone’s Encrypted Messages Encrypted

4/20: How To Preserve Your Privacy When Making Mobile Payments

4/17: Here’s a Truly Comprehensive Takedown of Mass Surveillance

4/15: An App That Tracks the Police to Keep Them in Check

4/1: Edward Snowden’s guide to internet privacy

3/20: Think you’re not being tracked? Now websites turn to audio fingerprinting to follow you

3/19: Senators seek to block expansion of FBI’s mass hacking powers

 

Local:

5/5: Judge allows most but not all evidence Portland police gathered from cameras on power poles

5/2: Seattle’s sanitation workers can no longer pry through trash without a warrant

4/30: Police cameras on power poles: Illegal ‘unblinking eyes’ or smart tricks of the trade?

4/19 Washington: the “Wild West” for surveillance drones

4/12: ‘Shameful and dangerous’: Civil rights group rips Black Lives Matter surveillance

4/5: How a spy probe wound up as a child porn prosecution

 

Govt:

5/20: FBI Plots Its Next Move in the Encryption Battle

5/20: Students may qualify for FOIA fee reductions, court rules

5/16: NSA Closely Involved in Guantánamo Interrogations, Documents Show

5/19: Giant wave of government data could be unleashed by proposed law

5/16: What It’s Like to Read the NSA’s Newspaper for Spies

5/12: FBI Director Is Upset You Can Communicate Securely on WhatsApp

5/12: Philadelphia Police Now Investigating Its Own Fake Google Maps Car

5/12: FBI expects more legal actions over encrypted devices

5/10: License plate reader proposal fails amid privacy concerns

5/10: Senate panel debates federal surveillance law set to expire in 2017

5/9: Twitter Blocks Feds From Data Mining Service

5/8: Illinois residents can sue Facebook for photo tagging, judge says

5/6: Hacker Lexicon: Stingrays, the Spy Tool the Government Tried, and Failed, to Hide

5/5: FBI Told Cops to Recreate Evidence From Secret Cell-Phone Trackers

5/4: Legal quirk enabling surveillance state expansion absent Congressional vote

5/3: NSA and CIA Double Their Warrantless Searches on Americans in Two Years

4/30: Security News This Week: The FBI Gets Creative to Avoid Disclosing Its $1M iPhone Hack

4/29: The Supreme Court Just Gave FBI the Power to Hack Innocent People

4/28: US Border Patrol Doesn’t Want a Wall—They Want Drones and Sensors

4/25: Congress demands to know how many citizens are being spied on

4/23: US authorities drop another iPhone fight after being given passcode

4/21: The FBI Spent More Than $1 Million to Hack One Potentially Useless Phone

4/20: Missouri lawmakers worry police technology invades privacy

4/20: Court to hear arguments over Indiana lawmaker email privacy

4/19: US congressman calls for investigation into vulnerability that lets hackers spy on every phone

4/14: Microsoft sues Justice Department over secret searches of customer data

4/14: Ron Wyden vows to filibuster anti-cryptography bill

4/14: An Attack on Privacy From the Senators Charged With Protecting It

4/14: This Very Common Cellphone Surveillance Still Doesn’t Require a Warrant

4/13: Line by line, how the US anti-encryption bill will kill our privacy, security

4/10: High-speed license plate cameras spark privacy concerns as they help solve crimes

3/29: FBI iPhone solution may not necessarily crack other cases

3/18: US government demands for vendors’ source code are nothing new – Whether you think the push to get source code is overreach or not, governments around the world have done it for years. Often, they just have to ask — or steal it.

3/16: Soon, feds will snoop on your social networks before granting security clearance

3/1: AG Lynch defends surveillance to tech industry gathering

 

Policy:

6/16: Eighth Circuit holds that accessing credit card magnetic stripe is not a ‘search’

6/7: The Fifth Amendment limits on forced decryption and applying the ‘foregone conclusion’ doctrine

5/23: ​Knock-knock. Who’s there? Everyone

5/21: Why people like Edward Snowden say they will boycott Google’s newest messaging app

5/20: High School Debaters Bring Surveillance, Encryption Arguments to Capitol Hill

5/20: New institute aspires to protect First Amendment in digital era

5/19: A look at digital habits of 13 year olds shows desire for privacy, face-to-face time

5/16: The Most Intriguing Spy Stories From 166 Internal NSA Reports

5/15: Needed: More Snowdens – Ex-intel analyst

5/13: Magid: Live video can go too far

5/7: Can Facebook Store Your Facial Biometrics? Lawsuit Says No

5/6: Mercury News editorial: FISA court lets feds snoop with free rein

5/6: Diana Diamond: City should be watching all those surveillance tools out there

5/2: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Why the U.S. needs better laws to balance privacy and national security

4/22: Blind deserve privacy, too

 

Overseas:

5/22: Press privacy finds its last redoubt on their lordships’ island of injunctions

5/20: Google Should Not Be Allowed to Secretly Collect Private Medical Data

5/19: Building a National Fortress in the Cloud: Stressing Germanness to reassure clients about security.

5/19: Google Fights Right-to-Be-Forgotten Fine at French Top Court

5/18: Cops, spies and journalists: Top Mountie Bob Paulson speaks outSpying by officers was not approved, RCMP commissioner says – so officers kept asking

5/17: Face Recognition App Taking Russia By Storm May Bring End To Public Anonymity

5/16: Spies Like Us – GCHQ, Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, has joined Twitter.

5/16: Why China Doesn’t Care About Privacy

5/13: Runkeeper background tracking leads to complaint from privacy watchdog

5/12: Spying on you using fake social media profiles: One Scots council could

5/11: Facebook tells Thai users their data not given to government

5/10: British Hacker Wins Court Battle Over Encryption Keys

5/10: Privacy warriors take legal action over UK gov’s right to hack

5/10: Investigatory Powers Bill: As supported by world’s most controlling men

5/9: India claims to have tool to defeat iPhone encryption

5/9: This privacy-focused messenger saw a 500% increase in downloads when Brazil banned WhatsApp

5/6: DeepMind has best privacy infrastructure for handling NHS data, says co-founder

5/3: UK.gov refuses to give surveillance commish enforcement powers

4/28: Paris Police Want to Fly Drones Over Crowds to Make Everyone Safer

4/25: Remain in the EU and help me snoop on the world, says Theresa May

4/22: Turnbull should force Australia to be open about data breaches

4/22: UK spy agencies store sensitive data on millions of innocent people, with no safeguards from abuse

4/22: British citizens to their government: the spies are among us

4/20: UK spy agencies have collected bulk personal data since 1990s, files show

4/15: Australia’s attacks on journalists’ sources are about politics, not national security

4/14: European parliament approves tougher data privacy rules

3/20: Internet usage monitoring becomes the norm in Brazil

 

Tech:

5/30: Gay Dating Apps Promise Privacy, But Leak Your Exact Location

5/21: Privacy fears: Panel has advice for drone operators

5/21: Oculus responds to Sen. Al Franken’s VR privacy questions

5/20: Drones hit home as some agents use sky-high views to market properties

5/20: Newly-released FAA data shows that Houstonians really love their drones

5/18: These people know the minute you get their emails. It’s creepy, but brilliant.

5/18: Google Home crashes Amazon Echo’s party

5/5: New Scanner Uniquely Identifies Gadgets Just From the Noise They Emit

5/4: How to evade the NSA: OpSec guide for journalists also used by terrorists

5/4: Disturbing Twitch recording may trigger site’s proactive police-report policy

4/26: Waze is an awesome driving app that also lets hackers stalk you

4/20: Google’s Waze says, ‘Nope, hackers can’t stalk you on our app’

2/4: Three ways encryption can safeguard your cloud files

Privacy News Update, 4-29-16

 

Finishing up the job from the previous two earlier this week – enjoy!

 

Featured:

4/2016: ReCon: Revealing and Controlling Privacy Leaks in Mobile Network Traffic

4/29: U.S. High Court Approves Rule Change to Expand FBI Hacking Power

4/28: Google’s vision of the future is a smart assistant that follows you everywhere

4/28: The Critical Hole at the Heart of Our Cell Phone Networks

4/27: Former Tor Developer Created Malware To Hack Tor Users For The FBI

4/27: Whistleblower Snowden Gets Big Screen Treatment

4/27: A Complete Guide To The New ‘Crypto Wars’

4/27: Hacker Lexicon: What Is HTTPS?

4/26: Two Tips to Keep Your Phone’s Encrypted Messages Encrypted

4/25: Congress demands to know how many citizens are being spied on

4/21: National Security Letters are now constitutional, judge rules

4/19: US congressman calls for investigation into vulnerability that lets hackers spy on every phone

4/16: Drone-Shooting is Now a Federal Crime, FAA Confirms

4/16: 8 ways to protect your privacy online

4/12: Uber claims US regulators collected data from 11m passengers

4/10: Seattle Police Raid Tor-Using Privacy Activists

4/8: CIA’s Venture Capital Arm Is Funding Skin Care Products That Collect DNA

4/6: FBI Telling Congress How It Hacked iPhone

4/6: Nest Reminds Customers That Ownership Isn’t What It Used To Be

3/3: How Math Geeks Almost Doxxed Banksy

 

Local:

Local speaker – June 2: Atlas Distinguished Speaker Series with Security Expert Dr. Zvi Guterman and Atlas CEO Jordan Ritter

4/29: Seattle’s Food Waste Law Is Working, and It’s Not Because of the Garbage Snooping

4/28: State court partly blocks Seattle trash recycling/composting requirements, because of risk of unconstitutional searches

4/27: Seattle Compost Rule Thrown Out by Judge as Unconstitutional

4/25: Spy Chief Complains That Edward Snowden Sped Up Spread of Encryption by 7 Years

4/21: Police body cameras in Spokane don’t encourage better citizen behavior, study says

4/19: How Washington state became the ‘Wild West’ for drone use by law enforcement

4/15: Lawsuit: Seattle compost ordinance is rotten

4/14: Interview: Why Microsoft is suing the U.S. Justice Department over cloud secrecy

3/9: Public universities don’t reveal how student data is shared with local law enforcement and feds

 

Govt:

4/29: Rule 41 would make it easier for the government to carry out hacks

4/29: Michigan lawmakers want to jail you for life for hacking cars

4/28: Senators play terror card to lobby public for backdoor crypto legislation

4/28: Top Security Experts Say Anti-Encryption Bill Authors Are ‘Woefully Ignorant’

4/27: With Finality, F.B.I. Opts Not to Share iPhone-Unlocking Method

4/26: Warrantless Surveillance in Terror Case Raises Constitutional Challenge

4/25: More questions than answers, literally, from America’s privacy rules

4/22: Stonewalled by NSA, Members of Congress Ask Really Basic Question Again

4/22: Spy Chief Pressed For Number Of Americans Ensnared In Data Espionage

4/22: Schools are helping police spy on kids’ social media activity

4/21: The FBI Spent More Than $1 Million to Hack One Potentially Useless Phone

4/20: US government sued by activists looking for backdoor smoking gun

4/19: Legislature weighs more disclosure for police body cameras (CA)

4/14: The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos

4/14: FBI Tried To Defeat Encryption 10 Years Ago, Files Show

4/13: Secure Cars, but Not Phones? Government Doublespeak on Cybersecurity

4/12: El Reg forces NSA to act

4/7: The US Government’s domestic spy-planes take weekends and holidays off

4/6: Spy Tool Ruling Inches the Stingray Debate Closer to the Supreme Court

4/5: Stingray ruling could challenge hundreds of Baltimore convictions

3/31: FCC to tackle consumers’ Internet privacy rules

3/30: Oregon senator threatens to filibuster any attempt to weaken encryption

3/22: Idaho mom who sued Obama over illegal surveillance loses at appellate court

3/22: FTC’s privacy champion Julie Brill steps down

3/18: Chelsea Manning: government anti-leak program a ‘blank check for surveillance’

3/17: Tim Cook: FBI’s claims of weakened surveillance powers are ‘a crock’

 

Policy:

4/2016: You Can’t Escape Data Surveillance In America

4/29: It’s our business they’re doing — let us in!

4/29: The House Votes Unanimously to Strengthen Email Privacy

4/22: On Encryption Battle, Apple Has Advocates in Ex-National Security Officials

4/20: Weakening the security of our devices in the name of fighting terrorism doesn’t make us safer

4/8: Surveillance Debate Gets a Needed Dose of Racial Perspective

4/5: We Live In The Dark Ages of Internet Security, Says Kaspersky Labs CEO

4/3: Senator: let’s fix “third-party doctrine” that enabled NSA mass snooping

3/18: Here’s Why the Feds and Tech Companies Can’t Compromise Over Your Phone

3/15: FBI v. Apple is a security and privacy issue. What about civil rights?

3/30: Senator Wyden recalls SOPA fight in bid to defeat encryption-weakening efforts

3/29: In the wake of Apple v FBI, we need to address some uncomfortable truths

3/21: Why we should fear a cashless world

3/5: NY Times Blasts WH Privacy Bill

 

Overseas:

4/29: Google AI Has Access To 1.6M People’s NHS Records

4/22: UK spy agencies store sensitive data on millions of innocent people, with no safeguards from abuse

4/21: How innocent people ‘of no security interest’ are mere keystrokes away in UK’s spy databases

4/20: Documents Reveal Secretive U.K. Surveillance Policies

4/20: German Court Rules Antiterrorism Laws Partly Unconstitutional

4/14: European parliament approves tougher data privacy rules

4/13: Federal police admit seeking access to reporter’s metadata without warrant

4/11: European court to consider legality of UK surveillance laws

4/9: Revealed: immigration officers allowed to hack phones

4/4: Labour demands more privacy safeguards in new surveillance laws

4/4: British mobile phone users’ movements ‘could be sold for profit’

3/30: Internet users don’t understand security or privacy, says survey

 

Tech:

4/28: Mozilla slings Firefox patches at flaw found by GCHQ’s infosec arm

4/22: Facebook: 1m Tor users

4/21: Stop laughing: Azure can analyse your mood in a crowd

4/14: A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

4/14: Google’s Eddystone beacons offer a privacy-focused way to track your stuff

3/29: Teen develops Mutter Mail privacy app

3/22: Banks Are Using Biometrics to Detect Scammers

3/19: This Bank Wants to Be Your Best Friend

 

Books/Media/Misc:

4/28: The Hacker Wars

4/16: Scheer Intelligence: Jason Leopold and the power of FOIA

4/1: The Artist Using Museums to Amplify Tor’s Anonymity Network

3/5: New Edition of Determann

Privacy News Update, 4-24-16

 

Featured:

4/24: 5 things George Orwell understood

4/23: Lawmakers want to know how often U.S. spies accidentally collect Americans’ data

4/22: 1 million people are now connecting to Facebook without leaving a digital trail

4/22: Court: Border Search Warrant Exception Beats Riley In The ‘Constitution-Free Zone’

4/22: FISA Court Rejects Arguments By First Public Advocate To Argue NSA PRISM Backdoor Searches Are Unconstitutional

4/22: How License-Plate Readers Have Helped Police and Lenders Target the Poor

4/22: Could skull echos and brainprints replace the password?

4/19: How to really erase any drive — even SSDs — in 2016

4/19: EFF files suit to seek answers on secret decryption orders

4/19: Bill Gates: Secret government data requests should be curbed

4/18: Hackers need only your cell number to eavesdrop on your phone

4/17: Need a secure smartphone? Answer is simple, experts say

4/17: Oculus reacts to virtual reality privacy questions

4/15: An App That Tracks the Police to Keep Them in Check

4/15: Your Conversation On The Bus Or Train May Be Recorded

4/14: Link Shorteners Can Spy on You

4/13: New York cops want to run your phone through a ‘textalyzer’ if you crash your car

4/12: Let’s Encrypt free security certificate program leaves beta

4/12: This is the new digital center of the United States

4/11: Will New York City’s Free Wi-Fi Help Police Watch You?

4/10: Obama Administration’s Expansion Of Domestic Spying Powers Dwarfs The ‘Good Old Days’ Of Bush And John Yoo

4/6: Adding End-To-End Encryption To WhatsApp Is Great…But Not Quite As Secure As People May Think

4/4: Just one iPhone, you say? FBI tells local police it will help unlock others.

4/1: Would You Let Companies Monitor You For Money?

3/31: Reddit’s Warrant Canary On National Security Letters… Disappears

3/30: The 63 other smartphones the government asked Apple and Google to help unlock

3/29: How to Spot an NYPD Cop Car Disguised as a Yellow Cab

3/28: 5 Tweaks to Take Back Your Privacy on Facebook

3/17: How the Government Keeps Its Phone Spying Gear a Secret

3/14: Can John Oliver Get Americans to Care About Encryption?

2/26: Tor Project Accuses CloudFlare of Mass Surveillance, Sabotaging Tor Traffic

1/19: 10 anti-surveillance tools that protect your privacy online

12/2015: There’s a Secret Catalog of Surveillance Tech for US Law Enforcement Agencies

 

Local:

4/14: Microsoft sues U.S. government over secret demands for customer data

4/4: When A Dark Web Volunteer Gets Raided By The Police

3/31: Wyden: ‘Plans to Weaken Strong Encryption Are a Double Loser’

 

Govt:

4/23: U.S. government drops New York iPhone case after third party gives it the passcode

4/21: F.B.I. Director Suggests Bill for iPhone Hacking Topped $1.3 Million

4/20: Google Exec: Encryption Debate Lacks Evidence, On Both Sides

4/20: Tech Coalitions Urge Reconsideration of Burr-Feinstein Bill

4/19: Apple: ‘US asked us for data on 5,192 user accounts’

4/19: FBI: Using third parties to break encryption not only answer

4/19: Congress hears more views on iPhone encryption

4/19: F.B.I. Says It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies

4/16: Here’s what to expect from the high-profile witnesses at the House encryption hearing

4/15: Sixth Circuit Says Cell Site Location Data Just A Business Record; No Warrants Required

4/14: Strict student data privacy bill advances in Colorado House

4/14: Bill Requiring Phone Crypto Backdoors Dies in California Assembly

4/13: Stingray surveillance device questions prompt federal privacy complaint

4/13: Congress might actually do something to protect your email privacy

4/13: Major online privacy bill easily clears first vote in Congress

4/13: Here’s the final version of the Senate bill mandating encryption backdoors

4/13: F.B.I. Used Hacking Software Decade Before iPhone Fight

4/9: Draft of US Encryption Bill Leaks Online, Is Incredibly Stupid

4/8: Why The FBI Director Puts Tape Over His Webcam

4/7: The Method Bought By The FBI To Unlock San Bernardino iPhone Doesn’t Work On Other Models

4/7: Pa. Officials Consider Banning Drones Over State Game Lands

4/6: Yes, All of WhatsApp’s Data Is Encrypted, Even the Metadata

4/5: F.B.I. Lawyer Won’t Say if Data From Unlocked iPhone Is Useful

4/5: Americans back government hacking as long as cops tell tech companies how they did it

4/1: FBI’s Mystery iPhone Technique at Center of Discussion

3/31: FCC Votes To Propose New Privacy Rules For Internet Service Providers

3/31: Maryland Court Says Cops Need Warrants To Deploy Stingray Devices

3/29: Condolences to Apple for its Big Win

3/27: House Lawmaker Wants to Make it Illegal to Buy a Burner Phone Without ID

3/22: Like Apple, Tor Devs Would Quit Their Jobs If Ordered to Backdoor Their Software

3/21: Despite FBI Propaganda, Americans Love Encryption

3/1: FBI director implies that the NSA was unable to hack San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

 

Policy:

4/21: Big data, bigger brother: The rise of James Bond, data scientist

4/20: Apple’s Penchant for Consumer Security

4/19: Lawful Hacking: Should, Or Can, The FBI Learn To Overcome Encryption Itself?

4/15: What a Future of Backdoored Crypto Looks Like

4/14: Should the FBI Use Hackers to Hack Phones?

4/12: Here’s why it’s OK that Google knows everything about you

4/12: Study shows people care more about data privacy but are doing less to protect themselves

4/5: How Surveillance Stifles Dissent on the Internet

3/28: Encryption Is a Luxury

3/21: Encryption Pioneer Phil Zimmermann Backs Apple in Fight With FBI

3/15: Unpacking America’s privacy crisis at SXSW

1/26: Big data poses a threat to democracy

1/24: If a smartphone vendor acquiesces to anti-encryption laws, don’t use them

1/22: The future of tracking online behavior is already here

 

Overseas:

4/23: Questions In Belgium Over Security Do Little To Sway Minds Over Surveillance

4/22: Dutch Police Shut Down Encrypted Mobile Phone Network

4/21: UK’s spy agencies hold a massive database of ordinary citizens

4/21: British spies abused their powers to send people birthday cards

4/20: U.K. official confirms surveillance bill would let cops force companies to decrypt data

4/19: Can Switzerland become a safe haven for the world’s data?

4/19: Apple refused China access to source code, says chief lawyer

4/19: UK surveillance bill will force tech companies to disclose new products before they launch

4/14: Canadian police ‘obtained’ BlackBerry master encryption key

3/30: Top E.U. network-security official slams proposals for encryption backdoors

3/30: Punchtime employee tracking app raises privacy concerns

3/22: B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham to step down

3/17: UK Government Pushes Forward With Insane Snooper’s Charter, Despite Widespread Concerns

 

Tech:

4/21: Encryption Is Contagious: Viber Launching End To End Encryption

4/21: Former NSA security expert builds ransomware blocker for Mac

4/19: Apple Hasn’t Decided What To Do About iCloud Encryption — Yet

4/19: BlackBerry CEO: ‘We Are the Gold Standard’ in Security

4/15: How to connect with people at the office without sacrificing your privacy

4/14: Target is adding connected devices to care for the aging population

4/13: Silverpush Stops Using Sneaky, Inaudible TV Audio Tracking Beacons After FTC Warning

4/11: WordPress Turns on Encryption for 1 Million Sites

4/1: DARPA takes first step to develop technology that launches volleys of drones

3/30: Apple, Google Ordered To Unlock Smartphones Since At Least 2008

3/29: FAA doubles altitude limits for business drones

3/14: Researchers discover many March Madness apps are asking for permissions they don’t need

2/4: Three ways encryption can safeguard your cloud files

 

Books/Media/Misc:

4/10: An animal’s right to privacy in the digital age

4/7: Alexa, Is Jeff Bezos Spying on Me? (Guest: Dan Seifert, Senior Editor, The Verge) – podcast

2/1: Privacy study prompts re-think of tracker use

Apple vs. FBI: Special Focus

Given the current attempt by the FBI to truly force the issue of privacy in the name of fearmongering – we’re doing a special focus on related news – enjoy! The subsections are a bit different on this one vs. the usual too, given the subject matter.

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News:

2/27: In Fighting FBI, Apple Says Free Speech Rights Mean No Forced Coding

2/27: Affirm CEO Max Levchin Wants Apple to Open the iPhone — But Just This Once

2/27: Autodesk part of software group backing Apple

2/26: Phone companies silent on Apple debate over privacy and security

2/26: Apple’s Tim Cook to shareholders: Taking on the FBI is the right thing to do

2/26: Apple’s CEO Takes A Stand — And A Risk

2/26: Cook to Apple shareholders: Fighting the feds ‘doesn’t scare us’

2/26: Rev. Jesse Jackson backs Apple in FBI privacy fight: CNET News Video

2/25: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter to Back Apple With Legal Filing in FBI Case

2/25: Apple pushes back on iPhone order, says FBI is seeking ‘dangerous power’

2/25: Apple CEO: FBI Wants Software ‘Equivalent of Cancer’ (video)

2/25: Cook: ‘This is Not What Should Be Happening in This Country’

2/25: Microsoft takes Apple’s side in iPhone dispute with FBI

2/24: Tim Cook: An iPhone Master Key Would Be the ‘Software Equivalent of Cancer’

2/24: Apple to argue First Amendment in iPhone encryption fight

2/24: Rep. Lieu Asks Comey to Drop FBI’s Demands on Apple

2/23: Justice Department Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From About 12 Other iPhones

2/22: Apple, FBI Wage War of Words

2/22: Apple holds firm against FBI, calls for expert panel to discuss encryption

2/22: FBI says it helped mess up that iPhone – the one it wants Apple to crack

2/22: Father of victim to join FBI fight to hack shooter’s iPhone

2/22: Latest in Apple v FBI public squabble over iPhone crack demand

2/22: Apple Calls on Congress to Form Committee for Privacy Issues

2/22: Zuckerberg Backs Apple in Its Battle With the FBI Over iPhone Privacy

2/22: Huawei Backs Apple in Phone Unlocking Dispute (video)

2/22: Global Tech Leaders Continue to Support Apple from MWC (video)

2/22: Some victims in mass shooting support efforts to hack iPhone

2/22: Tim Cook Asks FBI To Withdraw Order To Hack Terrorist’s iPhone

2/22: Apple vs. FBI: 9 Updates in the Fight Over a Killer’s Locked iPhone

2/22: Standoff intensifies between Apple and the FBI

2/22: FBI Fires Back at Apple: Corporations Shouldn’t Run iPhone Unlocking Debate

2/22: Apple: iPhone Fight Should Go to Congress

2/22: Apple tells employees why it won’t help hack shooter’s phone

2/21: Apple’s New Lawyer Calls iPhone-Unlock Order a ‘Pandora’s Box’

2/21: China’s Huawei Backs Apple Stance in Phone Unlocking Dispute

2/20: Battle Over San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone Escalates

2/20: Carole Adams, Mom Who Lost Son In San Bernardino Shooting, Sides With Apple

2/19: US gov’t tells court that Apple must be forced to help unlock seized iPhone

2/19: US senate intel chief backs off on bill criminalising refusal to aid decryption

2/19: Legal Heavyweights Olson, Boutrous Tapped to Help Apple in Encryption Fight

2/19: US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order

2/19: Apple’s Fight to Keep the Backdoor Locked

2/19: Vote: The federal government vs. Apple

2/19: Facebook and Twitter back Apple’s privacy stance

2/19: Apple/FBI fight looks destined to go all the way to the Supreme Court as more background is revealed

2/19: Apple’s Getting More Time to Fight Against iPhone Unlocking Demand

2/19: Apple says investigators ruined best way to access terrorist data

2/18: FBI iPhone brouhaha sparks Apple Store protest in San Francisco

2/18: Apple Gets More Time to Fight Order to Unlock iPhone

2/17: FBI iPhone unlock order reaction: Trump, Rubio say no to Apple. EFF and Twitter say yes

2/17: CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON APPLE COURT ORDER

2/17: All-American Apple challenges US gov call for iOS ‘backdoor’

2/17: Encryption Legislation Looms Over Washington After Apple Court Order

2/17: Tim Cook hits back at ‘chilling’ order for iPhone ‘backdoor’

2/17: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Backs Apple In FBI Encryption Debate

2/17: Apple Vows to Fight Feds on Privacy (video)

2/17: Apple says it won’t comply with court order to unlock gunman’s iPhone

2/17: Apple To Challenge Court-Ordered Backdoor As ‘Unreasonably Burdensome’

2/17: Privacy activists to gather at Apple stores in solidarity against FBI demands

2/16: Judge: Apple must help FBI hack into iPhone belonging to San Bernardino, Calif., shooter

2/9: FBI Gripes “We Can’t Read Everyone’s Secrets”

 

Opinion:

2/27: Apple-FBI Fight Signals A Need For New Political Precedent

2/26: Apple will needs more friends like Microsoft and Starchild

2/26: Wolff: Who does Apple think it is?

2/26: ‘This is Not a Case About One Isolated iPhone’

2/24: Behold, the Dumbest Thing Anybody Has Written About Apple and the FBI

2/23: Bill Gates Sides With FBI Over iPhone Unlocking [Update: Bill Gates Feels ‘Disappointed’]

2/22: Pew: public supports FBI over Apple (by 1% ?!)

2/22: Tim Cook says Apple’s dispute with FBI is best handled this way

2/22: Comey: FBI owes it to victims to try to gain access to phone

2/22: Seeking iPhone Data, Through the Front Door

2/22: Apple and the FBI Break the Fourth Wall

2/22: For Apple, a Search for a Moral High Ground in a Heated Debate

2/21: Are We Really Supposed to Believe That Apple’s Spat Against the Govt Is a Fight to Protect the Freedom of American Citizens?

2/20: Why Are Apple’s Competitors Staying Silent On the iPhone Unlocking Fight?

2/20: Or is Apple happy to enable a backdoor as long as it makes money from it?

2/19: The FBI vs. Apple

2/19: DoJ Says Apple’s Posture on iPhone Unlocking Is Just Marketing

2/19: Making Apple vulnerable to hackers is bigger threat than terrorists: Letters to the Editor

2/18: Feds look left and right for support – and see everyone backing Apple

2/18: Woz says you can’t trust government, denies Apple case is terrorism-related

2/18: The Future for Tech and Apple’s Privacy Fight (video)

2/18: Fear iPhone hackers or the FBI? Bloomberg View

2/18: Apple CEO Cook right to defend iPhone encryption

2/18: The Real Stakes of Apple’s Fight With the FBI

2/18: If Apple opens a backdoor for the FBI, expect the Chinese, Russians and non-state actors to enter, too

2/17: Edward Snowden Calls For Google To Side With Apple On Encryption Debate

2/17: Apple vs. the FBI

2/17: Apple’s FBI Privacy Fight Is A Battle For Our Trust

2/17: Why Tim Cook is wrong: A privacy advocate’s view

2/17: The Next Round of the FBI vs. Apple Encryption Debate is Game Over For Security

2/17: Why You Should Care About Apple’s Fight With the FBI

 

FAQ’s:

2/25: How an iPhone became the FBI’s public enemy No. 1 (FAQ)

2/25: Deposing Tim Cook

2/24: Apple’s privacy fight with the FBI explained

2/22: What We Know So Far: Apple and the FBI

2/22: Apple’s battle with the FBI: All your questions answered

2/19: What Does the Apple-FBI Saga Mean for Your Data Privacy?

2/19: Apple vs. FBI: Here’s everything you need to know (FAQ)

2/18: No, Apple Has Not Unlocked 70 iPhones For Law Enforcement

2/18: Confused about Apple and the FBI? What you need to know

2/18: Apple vs. US: What’s driving the fight over a terrorist’s iPhone

2/18: Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s What’s Really Going On

 

Analysis:

2/26: Apple faces the most important PR battle in its history with the FBI

2/24: Experts: The FBI’s iPhone-unlocking plan for Apple is risky

2/24: Preliminary thoughts on the Apple iPhone order in the San Bernardino case: Part 3, the policy question

2/23: Apple Is Right: The FBI Wants to Break Into Lots of Phones

2/24: Why you hear conflicting stories about whether people support Apple or the FBI

2/23: What’s At Stake In Apple/FBI Fight: Who Gets To Set The Rules That Govern Your Privacy & Security

2/23: Apple began iPhone encryption fight last fall, in Brooklyn

2/23: FBI chose moment well, raising stakes on Apple

2/22: Apple’s iPhone Already Has a Backdoor

2/22: Narrow Focus May Aid F.B.I. in Apple Case

2/22: Apple Showdown Heightens Challenge of Encrypted Data

2/22: Common software would have let FBI unlock shooter’s iPhone

2/22: Former NSA and CIA chief says Apple is right on the bigger issue of encryption back door

2/21: FBI directed password reset that locked it out of shooter’s phone

2/21: Apple-FBI Phone Fight Gets Technical

2/20: Apple encryption case based on 1789 law, 1977 ruling

2/19: FBI vs. Apple: Opening Pandora’s Box

2/19: Preliminary thoughts on the Apple iPhone order in the San Bernardino case: Part 2, the All Writs Act

2/19: Apple encryption showdown: Has the US government overstepped its boundaries?

2/18: Apple vs. the FBI: This may not be a war Apple can win

2/18: Legal analysis: Apple v. FBI (video)

2/18: Experts: Apple could break into its iPhones in an afternoon (video)

2/18: Apple could break into its iPhones in an afternoon, say experts (video)

2/18: Why you should side with Apple, not the FBI, in the San Bernardino iPhone case

2/18: Preliminary thoughts on the Apple iPhone order in the San Bernardino case (Part 1)

2/18: The 227-Year-Old Statute Being Used to Order Apple to Endanger Your Privacy, Explained

2/17: Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact, major privacy implications

2/17: Why the FBI’s request to Apple will affect civil rights for a generation

2/17: Apple can comply with the FBI court order

2/17: The Optics of Apple’s Encryption Fight

2/17: The centuries-old law the government wants to use to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone

Privacy News Update, 2-15-16

Featured:

2/12:  How to keep your Facebook account secure and private

2/10:  IoT Could Be Used To Spy, Admits James Clapper

1/30:  ACLU Sues Anaheim Police For Public Records On Cell Phone Surveillance

1/29:  Warrantless stingray case finally arrives before federal appellate judges

1/29:  Privacy-Centric Linux Distro Tails Hits 2.0 Release

1/28:  Congressional Hearings on Surveillance Programs to Kick Off — in Secret

1/27:  How to Make Your Own NSA Bulk Surveillance System

1/27:  Businesses are invading your privacy

1/27:  IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

1/27:  Those silly Facebook ‘IQ tests, quizzes’ could be stealing your credit card info

1/27:  Ban internet anonymity – says US Homeland Security official

1/27:  Protecting Personal Information From Virtual Assistants

1/26:  NSA Wants To Dump the Phone Records It Gathered Over 14 Years

1/25:  How a Small Company in Switzerland Is Fighting a Surveillance Law — And Winning

1/24:  S.F. transit agency seeks face-detecting cameras to check streets

1/21:  The Tor Project Raised Over $200,000 From Its First Crowdfunding Campaign

1/21:  The NSA Can Spy on You With or Without Encryption

1/20:  European human rights court rules mass surveillance illegal

1/20:  New privacy bills to hinder data collection could affect 100M Americans

1/15:  Factum Non Verba: The heavily redacted world of the FBI’s Tracking Technology Unit

1/14:  Investor to AT&T – give us a peek at your NSA data dealings

1/14:  Media-tracking app spies on opt-in users to learn how much Netflix we watch

1/13:  Another US ag-gag law outlawing data collection is challenged in court

1/12:  Supreme Court won’t force DHS to reveal secret plan to cut cell service

1/11:  Chicago police must finally produce stingray records, judge orders

1/10:  Two months after FBI debacle, Tor Project still can’t get an answer from CMU

1/8:  New Discovery Around Juniper Backdoor Raises More Questions About the Company

 

Local:

2/11:  ACLU chapter sues Tacoma police for surveillance records

1/11:  ATF Puts Up Surveillance Cameras Around Seattle … To Catch Illegal Grease Dump

 

Govt:

2/15:  Think Target and Home Depot invade your privacy? Political campaigns might be worse

2/1:  Harvard Report Debunks Claim Surveillance Is “Going Dark”

1/29:  NSA, GCHQ used open source software to spy on Israeli, Syrian drones

1/29:  Cal professors fear UC bosses will snoop on them

1/28:  GAO Report: DHS Needs to Enhance Capabilities, Improve Planning, and Support Greater Adoption of Its National Cybersecurity Protection System

1/28:  NSA’s top hacking boss explains how to protect your network from his attack squads

1/28:  Disneyland’s Local Police Force Caught Secretly Using Powerful Phone Spying Tools

1/27:  Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP

1/24:  Drone Lobbying Heats Up on Capitol Hill

1/28:  The surveillance business model goes to war against the FTC

1/26:  Committee OKs bill expanding library powers (WI)

1/24:  Some police departments pass on body cameras over policy

1/22:  Cellphone encryption bill pits police against tech industry and privacy advocates (California)

1/20:  State Lawmakers Create Coalition To Overhaul Digital Privacy Laws

1/20:  Groups want U.S. to adopt strong broadband privacy rules

1/20:  DC Council bill would protect students’ digital privacy

1/20:  Legislator joins national movement on privacy bills (AK)

1/20:  Minnesota lawmakers take on data privacy in classrooms

1/19:  FCC Urged To Rein In Broadband Providers On Privacy Grounds

1/18:  Dem candidate O‘Malley: Regardless of backdoors, warrant always needed

1/17:  Hillary Clinton Suggests Silicon Valley Could Be Bending on Encryption

1/14:  Growing List Of Privacy Advocates Condemns TSA’s New Body Scan Policy

1/13:  NY Bill Would Force Decryption of Smartphones On Demand

1/13:  Apple CEO Tim Cook demands Obama White House formally defend Americans’ right to strong encryption

1/1:  Marco Rubio: We Need To Add To US Surveillance Programs

 

Policy:

2/12:  Encryption Debate: The Issue Isn’t Strong Crypto; It’s Easy Crypto

2/11:  Final version: ‘Executing Warrants for Digital Evidence: The Case for Use Restrictions on Nonresponsive Data’

2/5:  Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations

1/31:  Curing cancer requires easier access to genetic data: Bloomberg View

1/31:  If You Go Near the Super Bowl, You Will Be Surveilled Hard

1/28:  Security And Privacy Standards Are Critical To The Success Of Connected Cars

1/27:  Proposed State Bans on Phone Encryption Make Zero Sense

1/27:  In this Facebook and Google-owned world, it’s time to rethink privacy

1/27:  When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

1/23:  The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

1/23:  Why Do We Expose Ourselves?

1/21:  5 Things Congress Should Learn From New State Privacy Bills

1/18:  Privacy and Drone Spying

1/15:  How to Stop Peeping Drones

1/14:  Is It Open Season on Drones?

1/10:  Drone Regulations Should Focus on Safety and Privacy

1/6:  The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War

1/1:  The Biggest Security Threats We’ll Face in 2016

12/29:  Google Glass Is Still a Bad Idea

12/28:  Security’s Biggest Winners and Losers in 2015

 

Overseas:

2/11:  Third Committee Report Critical Of UK’s “Sloppy” Draft Surveillance Bill

2/9:  Facebook Ordered To Stop Tracking Non-Users In France

2/4:  Poland increases government surveillance powers despite protests

1/31:  How Europe Protects Your Online Data Differently Than the U.S.

1/29:  Facebook tells Belgian government its use of English invalidates privacy case

1/28:  Watchdog: Canada’s electronic spy agency broke privacy laws by sharing info with US, others

1/28:  There’s no guidance for Scottish police use of UK facial recog database

1/28:  Canada Cuts Off Some Intelligence Sharing With U.S. Out of Fear for Canadians’ Privacy

1/27:  UK Home Sec wants Minority Report-style policing – using your slurped data

1/25:  3D Cameras Will Help Tokyo Cops Take Futuristic Mugshots in Scary Detail

1/25:  Swiss pro-privacy email provider forces a referendum on mass surveillance

1/20:  Rotterdam OKs security cameras to fight crime

1/20:  Phone crypto scheme “facilitates undetectable mass surveillance”

1/24:  Europe’s Top Digital-Privacy Watchdog Zeros In on U.S. Tech Giants

1/21:  Big Brother Is Coming To UK Universities

1/21:  Microsoft legal eagle explains why the Irish Warrant Fight covers your back

1/17:  Zuck slapped down for privacy breaches in Germany again

1/17:  European Antitrust Chief Takes Swipe at Privacy Issue

1/14:  UK Home Secretary auditions for a Python sketch: “UK does not undertake mass surveillance”

1/13:  We know this isn’t about PRISM, Matt Warman MP. But do you?

1/12:  Bosses Can Snoop on E-Mails to Girlfriend, Court Rules

1/12:  Brazil’s Digital Backlash

1/12:  UK Surveillance Bill A Risk To Data Security And Privacy, Says ICO

12/29:  China’s new anti-terror law: No backdoors, but decryption on demand

 

Tech:

1/30:  WhatsApp Will Get Indicators To Highlight Encrypted Chats

1/27:  How to stay safe online: CNET’s security checklist

1/22:  Skype Finally Hides Your IP Address

1/21:  Is the ad-blocking Brave browser too good to be true?

1/20:  Zcash, an Untraceable Bitcoin Alternative, Launches in Alpha

1/19:  Tracking Protection In Wi-Fi Networks Coming Soon To Linux

1/15:  Feds Prod Automakers to Play Nice With Hackers

1/12:  Yahoo settles e-mail privacy class-action: $4M for lawyers, $0 for users

1/8:  Uber to encrypt rider geo-location data, pay $20,000 to settle NY privacy flap

1/8:  GM Asks Friendly Hackers to Report Its Cars’ Security Flaws

12/31:  Your Smartwatch’s Motion Sensors Can Reveal Everything You Type (Including Passwords)

7/10:  After Monumental Breach, Banks and Even Farmers Are Buying NSA-Fueled Surveillance Gear

 

Misc/Media/Books:

1/24:  Power Wars: How Obama justified, expanded Bush-era surveillance (book review)

1/20:  Privacy VS. Cyber Security With Silent Circle’s Javier Aguera (video)

12/15:  Hearing entitled “Examining the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Mass Data Collection Program” (video)