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)

Privacy News Update, 1-17-16

So it’s been too long, apologies – but here you go for the new year!

Featured:

1/15:  As New York looks to ban encrypted smartphones, here’s what you can do

1/10:  The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’

1/9:  Now that they know the NSA is spying on them, Congress is really worried about domestic surveillance

1/8:  Apple, Google, Microsoft attack government hacking plans

1/8:  Facial recognition tool screens travellers for border officers (Canada)

1/8:  Washington raises pressure on Silicon Valley in fight against terrorism

1/8:  Why Amazon’s Data Centers Are Hidden in Spy Country

1/7:  Parents Monitoring Teenagers Online, and Mostly, Getting It Right

1/7:  U.S. Tech Giants Join Forces Against U.K. Spying Plans

1/7:  Apple Buys Startup That Sees What’s Behind Your Smile

1/7:  Repeal authority to expand Real ID: Opposing view

1/6:  Severe Silent Circle Blackphone vulnerability lets hackers take over

1/6:  Work for the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Hacker, lawyer, activist geeks

1/6:  Under Gun Rules, F.B.I. Will Receive Health Data

1/6:  The Extortionist in the Fridge

1/4:  A Redaction Re-Visited: NSA Targeted “The Two Leading” Encryption Chips

1/4:  How ‘Do Not Track’ Ended Up Going Nowhere

12/31:  In 2015, promising surveillance cases ran into legal brick walls

12/31:  Gadgets smarter, but are they safe?

12/31:  Why Are Digital-Privacy Apps So Hard to Use?

12/31:  It’s an Unobtrusive Assistant Whispering in Your Ear (Not Little Brother)

12/30:  UK government wants to send tech execs to jail for disclosing surveillance

12/29:  A Wake-Up Call To Fight Government Surveillance

12/29:  Microsoft may have your encryption key; here’s how to take it back

12/24:  Just Before Passing Surveillance Expansion, Lawmakers Partied With How ‘Do Not Track’ Ended Up Going NowherePro-CISA Lobbyists

12/23:  NSA Helped British Spies Find Security Holes In Juniper Firewalls

12/21:  What Your Fitbit Doesn’t Want You to Know

12/15:  The Government Wants Access to Smartphones. What You Should Know

12/14:  EFF and Human Rights Watch force DEA to destroy its mass surveillance database

12/13:  Why social media profiles of visa applicants, job seekers and borrowers are being scanned

12/13:  Otay Mesa border crossing launches testing of facial recognition technology

12/9:  Crowdfunding ORG’s campaign to fight the UK government’s mass surveillance

11/26:  What mobile phone data can reveal about you, in Rwanda or right here at home

11/12:  How Edward Snowden Changed Everything

 

Local to PNW:

1/6:  Washington state to review personal data under new cybersecurity office

12/1:  Audit sheds light on body camera program as more police officers outfitted

11/17:  Steve Duin: The coolest maps of Portland you’ve ever seen

 

Govt:

1/9:  Bill would protect student social media privacy (Wyo.)

1/8:  U.S. Gives States 2 More Years to Meet Driver’s License Standards

1/7:  FTC warns companies that ‘big data’ comes with the potential for big problems

1/6:  After neighbor shot down his drone, Kentucky man files federal lawsuit

1/6:  How Drones Are Adapting to New U.S. Rules

1/6:  More Than 180,000 Drone Users Registered in F.A.A. Database

12/28:  T.S.A. Moves Closer to Rejecting Some State Driver’s Licenses for Travel

12/27:  F.A.A. Drone Laws Start to Clash With Stricter Local Rules

12/26:  Secrecy Shuts Down a National-Security Debate

12/22:  The Logo That Took Down a DARPA Surveillance Project

12/21:  Hillary Clinton wants “Manhattan-like project” to break encryption

12/18:  Erroneous Claims Made About Basic Classification Data in The Intercept’s Spy Gear Documents

12/16:  Six Embarrassing Things Republicans Said About Cybersecurity Last Night

12/3:  Congress Wants to Protect Your Emails From Warrantless Searches

12/1:  IRS: Won’t use phone-tracking technology without warrant

11/28:  America’s super-secret court names five lawyers as public advocates

 

Policy:

1/15:  Smartphone encryption ban? It’s a boon for criminals and terrorists

1/13:  The Long and Winding History of Encryption

1/9:  Drone Regulations Should Focus on Safety and Privacy

1/8:  Learning the wrong lesson on privacy from Henrietta Lacks

1/5:  Column: Drivers need to get from A to B safely — not feed their digital addictions

12/31:  Lessig on how the economics of data-retention will drive privacy tech

12/30:  Your Cells. Their Research. Your Permission?

12/29:  Digital privacy about to feel real-world shock to its system

12/27:  Contra Costa Times editorial: Spending bill slips in erosion of privacy rights for cybersecurity

12/22:  Restoring the Right to Be Let Alone

12/19:  Technology And The Deep State

12/18:  Wolverton: Snowden moment may be passing with new fears, pushback

12/14:  Opinion: Rise of the Drones

12/13:  Why protecting customers’ data should trump profits every time

12/11:  ‘I want to join the NSA. What do you think of that?’

12/11:  The Moral Failure of Computer Scientists

12/5:  This War On Math Is Bullshit

12/4:  Master of the house: why we should fight for truly private spaces

11/28:  Could the Third Amendment be used to fight the surveillance state?

10/1:  Americans Love Technology—but They Want Their Privacy Back

 

Overseas:

1/9:  Risks And Red Lines As UK Prepares To Reforge Surveillance Law

1/8: ​ UN experts warn of ‘chilling effect’ on freedoms over UK surveillance bill

1/8:  Australia ‘may do dumb things’ with crypto in 2016: EFF

1/8:  Why tech firms hate new UK surveillance law

1/5:  Police to deploy drones to catch thieves, help break sieges

12/27:  U.K. Home Secretary Defends Controversial Surveillance Bill, Says It Will Stop Cyber Bullies

12/27:  China’s New Big Brother Law Is A Clone Of The West’s Bad Ideas

12/25:  Hyde Park visitors covertly tracked via mobile phone data

12/16:  IXmaps: a tool to figure out when the NSA can see Canadians’ data

12/22:  Europe and U.S. have different approaches to protecting privacy of personal data

12/16:  EU passes strict new data collection regulations

12/10:  European plan for blanket collection of air passengers’ data clears key hurdle

12/10:  Costs And Risks Of UK’s Draft Surveillance Powers Probed

12/8:  German Carmakers Gobbled Up Nokia Maps So No One Else Would Take It

12/8:  Kazakhstan’s New Encryption Law Could Be a Preview of U.S. Policy

 

Tech:

1/9:  Car Accessories Gone Wild at CES 2016

1/9:  Google patents a wearable that tells you to take your medications when you eat

1/6:  Dojo-Labs aims to tap into Internet of Things device security

12/29:  Looks like Google Glass is back

12/23:  If You’re Launching A Tech Startup In 2016, Focus On Privacy And Fast Data

12/18:  Apple CEO Tim Cook Keeps Support for Unbreakable Encryption

12/18:  Blackberry CEO Chen: We Don’t Keep Data (video)

12/14:  Qubes OS will ship pre-installed on Purism’s security-focused Librem 13 laptop

12/7:  Windows 10 Settings menu: The Privacy tab

12/2:  Google: No, We’re Not Snooping on Students With Our Chromebooks, Apps

11/10:  Ted Cruz’s App Rewards Users for Turning Over Their Friends’ Contact Info

 

Misc Media/Books/Etc.:

1/3:  In a new era of surveillance and doublethink, ‘1984’ takes to the stage