Privacy News Update – 11-21-15

 

Featured:

11/20:  Law Enforcement Responding More Favorably To ACLU’s Recording App, But Some Still Think It Will Make Policing More Dangerous

11/19:  University breaks silence on FBI payments to bring Tor users out of the shadows

11/18:  The Koch intelligence agency

11/17:  Is There Any Evidence In The World That Would Convince Intelligence Community That More Surveillance Isn’t The Answer?

11/16:  Pathological: Surveillance State Defenders Use Their Own Failure In Paris To Justify Mass Surveillance

11/13:  Snowden Or NSA; These 3 Questions Are Kryptonite For Data Privacy Scandals

11/12:  Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy

11/12:  Here’s how to see what Google’s sharing about you publicly

11/10:  Congress Wants To Know How Government Agencies Are Using Stingray Phone Surveillance

11/10:  Facebook messenger can now recognise faces, but will the EU allow it?

11/9:  Even if you’re not using Facebook, Facebook is using you

11/9:  Bill Adding A Warrant Requirement For Aerial Surveillance Introduced In The House

11/9:  As Kids Go Online, New Tools For Parents To Spy

11/6:  How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move

11/6:  ​Ford: Our cars will give you control of your driver data

11/4:  Congressman introduces bill to end warrantless Stingray surveillance

11/3:  People’s Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them

11/2:  Berkeley council rewrites police Suspicious Activity Reports guidelines

11/2:  What Happens When Your Lights, Appliances Are Connected To The Internet

11/2:  Putting A Price On Privacy; The App That Offers You Military Grade Data Encryption

10/28:  Runaway Surveillance Blimp Deflates Raytheon’s Hopes to Sell More

10/28:  Judge rules man had right to shoot down drone over his house

10/24:  Obfuscation: how leaving a trail of confusion can beat online surveillance

10/13:  Five Tools For Online Privacy And Security

10/13:  DARPA wants vanishing drones

 

Govt:

11/20:  Drowned in data, whistleblowers speak of NSA’s “largest failure”

11/19:  As Car Hacking Spurs Fears In Congress, Tesla And GM Push Back

11/17:  Illinois Magistrate Judge Lays Down Ground Rules For Stingray Device Warrants

11/11:  Hacked Data Obtained By The Intercept Highlights Wholesale Spying On Inmate, Attorney Privileged Communications

11/9:  Federal judge halts NSA phone surveillance of plaintiffs

11/6:  The FBI says it has given up on trying to get backdoors into encryption software

11/4:  Federal prison system wants anti-drone technology

10/29:  Court Rejects ACLU’s Plea to End Collection of Telephone Data Early

10/29:  Privacy Groups Challenge Director of National Intelligence to Uphold Transparency Promise

10/26:  The IRS Is Using the Same Spy Tech as the FBI

10/21:  Image too good to be true? DARPA program targets image doctoring

10/27:  Senate Rejects All CISA Amendments Designed To Protect Privacy, Reiterating That It’s A Surveillance Bill

10/27:  FBI Director Finally Starts Answering Questions About Its Surveillance Flights Over US Cities

9/22:  CIA details agency’s new digital and cyber espionage focus

 

Policy:

11/17:  Why the CIA wanting encryption backdoors is a failure of leadership, not intelligence

11/17:  User telemetry and encryption trade-offs need to be out in the open: Symantec CEO

11/13:  University researchers are being accused of ethics violations for allegedly helping the police catch drug dealers and paedophiles

11/13:  Here are 3 legal cases from the future

11/11:  Microsoft and I can see that this blog post displeases you

11/10:  Why The Supreme Court’s Pass On A Cellphone Warrant Case Means Your Privacy Remains At Risk

11/10:  Forrester Predictions: Get Your Privacy House In Order, or 2016 Will Hit Your Business Hard

11/9:  Modern genetics means you should say goodbye to privacy

11/7:  Americans Aren’t Doing Enough to Protect Their Privacy Online

11/7:  Privacy is starting to seem like a very 20th-century anomaly

11/1:  Crypto is For Everyone—and American History Proves It

10/28:  Wifi Networks Can Now Identify Who You Are Through Walls

10/25:  This Is the Battle Over Policing the Deep Web

10/20:  The CIA director was hacked by a 13-year-old, but he still wants your data

10/16:  Six key challenges loom over car communication technology

10/15:  Europe Leads In Global Privacy — Announcing Forrester’s 2015 Data Privacy Heat Map

10/9:  The rise of the ‘digilantes,’ the internet’s superheroes

10/2:  Washington Hardball

 

Overseas:

11/18:  Brandis warns of even less privacy for Australians

11/17:  France Already Expanded Surveillance Twice In The Past Year — Perhaps Expanding It Again Is Not The Answer?

11/3:  Code Name for U.K. Probe of Snowden Reporting Revealed: “Operation Curable”

11/12:  Europe, tech giants face off over consumer privacy

11/12:  Turnbull’s mutual respect campaign to kick off with taking away privacy

11/12:  A French retailer has started using overhead strip lights to track customers’ movements

11/11:  Microsoft is building data centres in Germany to protect European users from US spying

11/11:  Germany’s spy agency may have violated its constitution by monitoring a German diplomat

11/10:  Congress moves to give Europeans stronger data privacy rights in the U.S.

11/9:  Tech firms warn snooper’s charter could end strong encryption in Britain

11/8:  David Davis: British ‘intellectually lazy’ about defending liberty

11/6:  After Paris Attacks, Surveillance Remains A Key Issue In EU-U.S. Privacy Negotiations

11/5:  Facial recognition database would give police ‘unprecedented’ access (AU)

11/5:  The surveillance bill is flawed but at last we have oversight

11/5:  Seven Major Takeaways From the U.K.’s Proposed Surveillance Rules

11/4:  The UK government has revealed how it wants to spy on citizens

11/3:  Europe, Still Angry at U.S. Spying, Prepares to Increase Its Own

11/2:  Lord Carlile criticises proposals for judges to approve spying warrants

10/31:  Don’t be fooled by spook propaganda. The state still wants licence to pry

10/29:  Passports in the cloud? What could possibly go wrong? (AU)

10/28:  C-51 Reform, TPP Top the List of “Real Change” Tech Policy Priorities

10/20:  Real Change on Digital Policy May Take Time Under New Liberal Government

10/14:  The Guardian view on surveillance: licence to pry on parliament

10/14:  How the TPP Puts Canadian Privacy at Risk

 

Tech:

11/13:  Vizio smart TVs watch you while you’re watching them. What’s the deal?

11/11:  Blackphone 2 review: privacy doesn’t have to come at the cost of usability

11/9:  The war on cash is advancing on all fronts

11/2:  Stealth Mode? Built-In Monitor? Not All Body Cameras Are Created Equal

10/30:  OK Google: Where Do You Store Recordings Of My Commands?

10/22:  No Details Yet For New Civilian Drone Operators’ Registration System

10/19:  More China App Store Headaches for Apple: Hundreds of Apps Found to Collect User Data

10/14:  Hewlett-Packard, 3M Team Up to Build Privacy Screens Right Into Business Laptops

 

Media/Books/Misc:

9/29:  The Above (movie)

Privacy News Update, 11-3-15

 

Featured:

11/2015:  If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy

10/27:  The Senate just passed a bill that could force tech companies to share your private messages with the government

10/26:  Apple is refusing to unlock an iPhone 5s for US law enforcement

10/25:  Where there is no police accountability, justice is tenuous….

10/24:  Federal judge dismisses Wikimedia lawsuit against NSA mass surveillance program

10/20:  ‘Your Genome Isn’t Really Secret,’ Says Google Ventures’s Bill Maris

10/19:  How one Austrian student took on American tech companies over privacy — and won

10/19:  License Plate Reader Companies Lose Case Seeking To Have Anti-ALPR Law Declared Unconstitutional

10/15:  How the NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections

10/14:  Entrepreneur donates $1 million to fight anti-terror law C-51

10/13:  Verizon Is Watching: Company Expands Data-Tracking Program

10/13:  No, Hillary, Edward Snowden Didn’t Have Whistleblower Protections

10/13:  DARPA wants vanishing drones

10/11:  Tech Firms Laud Obama’s Retreat on Encrypted-Data Law

10/9:  California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

10/8:  Pittsburgh City Council seeks to ban drones from city parks

10/7:  Private database lets police skirt license plate data limits

10/7:  The Suit You Will Need to Avoid Surveillance in the Future

10/7:  Jimmy Wales and Former NSA Chief Ridicule Government Plans To Ban Encryption

10/7:  Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find “Nuts and Bolts” Info On Cookies & Tracking Mechanisms?

10/6:  Google defends Android Auto’s data collection after critical Motor Trend report

10/5:  Snowden: I’d go to prison to return to US

10/2:  Homeland Security seizes Stockton mayor’s electronics at SFO

10/1:  Hidden GPS devices to track suspects raise legal concerns

10/1:  RFID chips in driver’s licenses. What could go wrong?

10/1:  Chip And PIN Meets Facial Recognition: Chipping Away At Privacy, Pinning You Down In A Database

9/30:  Microsoft ‘Addresses’ Windows 10 Privacy Concerns By Simply Not Mentioning Most Of Them

9/29:  FBI and DEA Under Review For Misuse of NSA Mass Surveillance Data

9/29:  How the FBI Hacks Around Encryption

9/29:  Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately gets more followers than NSA

9/28:  Covert Electronic Surveillance Prompts Calls for Australian ISPs Not Ready For Mandatory Data Retention Transparency

9/26:  America’s most secretive court invites its first outsider

9/24:  Police Program Aims to Pinpoint Those Most Likely to Commit Crimes

9/24:  Postal Service Failed to Protect Personal Data in Mail Surveillance, Report Says

9/24:  Snowden Treaty Launched: Effort To Get Countries To End Mass Surveillance

9/21:  The Other Big Brother

9/17:  Committee vote on police heat sensors signals cooperation between police, privacy activists

9/16:  Library’s Tor relay—which had been pulled after feds noticed—now restored

9/11:  Citi analysts have an idea they call ‘the Feed,’ and it could revolutionize the insurance industry

9/11:  How the Government Surveils Cellphones: A Primer

9/11:  Spy Industry Leaders Befuddled Over ‘Deep Cynicism’ of American Public

9/9:  Siri is always listening. Are you OK with that?

9/8:  Apple, Microsoft tussle with feds over access to user data

8/31:  Are your apps acting creepy? New approach to phone security could tip you off

 

Local:

10/14:  Microsoft looks to stop bike crashes before they happen, testing Minority Report-style predictive intelligence

10/12:  City of Seattle unveils new privacy program to ‘build public trust’ about use of personal information

10/7:  Inside the Seattle Police Department’s new real-time crime center

10/7:  Researchers build extra brainy smart homes to monitor aging adults

10/2:  Boeing drone helps fight Washington state wildfires in latest demonstration of UAV technology

9/21:  Seattle to Get $600K Cut of Obama Administration’s Body Cam Program

9/18:  Seattle using drivers’ cellphones to track traffic flow

9/18:  Wyden, Bonamici draft legislation to guard student privacy after University of Oregon records leak

9/11:  Police body cameras show more than just the facts

9/9:  ‘Smart bus’ system gives Spokane riders real-time information

9/8:  Law Professor: Tech Companies Are Our Best Hope At Resisting Surveillance

 

Govt:

10/29:  Warrant to search phone did not allow opening folder unlikely to contain evidence sought, court rules

10/29:  Fourth Circuit grants rehearing, eliminates split, on cell-site surveillance

10/29:  Second Circuit declines to reach Fourth Amendment issues in bulk metadata program

10/28:  In Congress, Drones Represent Money, Freedom — And A Security Threat

10/22:  FBI director: Planes not for mass spying

10/21:  Helicopter (and drone?) surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

10/21:  23andMe releases transparency report, revealing how often cops ask for customers’ DNA

10/20:  Body Cameras Are Everywhere, But Recordings Remain Locked Up Tight

10/20:  Apple CEO Defends Encryption, Opposes Government Back Door

10/16:  Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA

10/16:  You don’t need to tear up your boarding pass and eat it after you fly

10/10:  New Jersey judge warns police videos will be kept secret

10/9:  Brown rejects driver’s licenses to ease border crossings

10/9:  California’s Paparazzi Have Had Their Wings Clipped A Bit

10/9:  US boosts privacy protection on health insurance website

10/8:  Obama administration opts not to force firms to decrypt data — for now

10/6:  Thanks to the NSA, Data Sharing With Europe Just Got a Little Harder

10/6:  Carson says he’s glad for Snowden revelations but questions methods

9/28:  Police bid to keep most body camera footage private rejected

9/25:  Lawmakers consider student social media privacy bill

9/25:  In fascinating legal case, judge rules defendants can’t be forced to unlock their smartphones

9/22:  Legislation Requiring Tech Industry To Report Terrorist Activity Dropped

9/22:  Feds award $1 million grant to help purchase SAPD body cameras

9/21:  George W. Bush Tried To Retroactively Declare Illegal, Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance Legal, Because He Said So

9/15:  Minnesota cities press for body-camera footage restrictions

9/12:  Austin officials approve funding for police body cameras

9/9:  Director of national intelligence: Snowden forced “needed transparency”

9/9:  City Of Boston Left License Plate Data Unprotected And Unencrypted

9/2:  Indiana State Police won’t give up stingray records due to “terrorism” risk

8/27:  City of San Jose Looking To Attach Automatic License Plate Readers To Garbage Trucks

8/24:  Police Regularly Use Stingrays Without A Warrant To Find Petty Criminals, Then Try To Hide That Fact

 

Policy:

10/16:  In 2016, if California cops get hacked, lose your license plate data, you can sue

10/14:  Q.&A.: Guarding Personal Data From Abuse by Insiders

10/14:  Living with Technology: Keeping an eye on digital security

10/13:  Digital Privacy, in the U.S. and Europe

10/12:  A Law That Hides Police Misconduct From the Public

10/9:  European Ruling is Merely a Symbolic Victory for Privacy

10/7:  The government and privacy advocates can’t agree on what ‘strong’ encryption even means

10/6:  Verizon’s Sneaky Zombie Cookies Now Being Used Across The Entire AOL Ad Empire

9/25:  A Q&A with Edward Snowden

9/16:  Tech that hangs on your every word raises privacy questions

9/15:  An elegy for privacy, common sense and John Gibson: Leonard Pitts

9/14:  N.H. Public Library Reconsiders Support For Anonymous Internet Network Tor

 

Overseas:

11/1:  Theresa May says ‘contentious’ parts of web surveillance plan dropped

10/20:  Ireland’s privacy regulator is going to investigate Facebook after a landmark ruling by Europe’s highest court

10/18:  U.K.’s Mounting, Controversial Video Surveillance

10/16:  UK Politicians To Hold ‘Emergency Debate’ After Spy Tribunal Says GCHQ Is Permitted To Put Them Under Surveillance

10/15:  Despite exposure, new nations joining cyberespionage game

10/15:  Medical record privacy breaches an ‘epidemic’ in Alberta,’ says commissioner (CA)

10/12:  Australian ISPs Not Ready For Mandatory Data Retention

10/12:  Turnbull’s mutual respect campaign to kick off with taking away privacy (AU)

10/6:  Critics raise data privacy concerns in Trans-Pacific Partnership deal (CA)

10/6:  EU Privacy Ruling May Disrupt U.S. Tech Firms, Spy Programs

9/24:  Thailand aims to build its own Great Firewall of Internet censorship

9/23:  Russia’s Plan To Crack Tor Crumbles

9/22:  Government-Mandated Parental Spyware Found To Be Leaking Personal Data At An Alarming Rate (SK)

9/14:  Telco Giant Vodafone Looked At Journalist’s Phone Records To See Who Was Leaking Info To Her (AU)

9/13:  Ask Slashdot: Best Country To Avoid Government Surveillance?

9/1:  Turkey Arrests Journalists For Using Encryption

8/25: UK surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief

8/25:  Malaysia To Introduce RFID Tracking For Every Vehicle

 

Tech:

11/2:  Dreading those drones

11/2:  Barbie is back, but can she be trusted?

11/2015:  Playing Defense Against the Drones

10/26:  How to make sure no one can search through your old Facebook posts

10/23:  Your anonymous cell phone data might be used to break up traffic jams

10/23:  NFL wins federal approval to film with drones

10/19:  Apple Suspends Hundreds of Apps For Stealing Personal Data From a Million Users

10/15:  To boost privacy, Yahoo Mail eliminates need for passwords

10/14:  Hotspot Shield Creator Is on a Mission to Outflank the Censors

10/13:  The GranitePhone Thinks Your Privacy Is Worth $850

10/13:  How To Find and Delete Everything You’ve Ever Said to Google Now

10/8:  DuckDuckGo CEO calls out Google and says it’s ‘a myth you need to track people to make money’

10/7: ​ FAA seeks $1.9M fine against drone photography company

10/4:  7 Questions To Ask Your Boss About Wellness Privacy

9/29:  BlackBerry releases first photos of Android-powered Priv phone

9/29:  Apple: Here’s how we try to protect your privacy

9/29:  Phone makers aren’t doing enough to protect your privacy, says CEO of security-conscious GranitePhone

9/28:  Microsoft reaffirms privacy commitment, but Windows will keep collecting data

9/27:  Silent Circle Blackphone 2 review

9/24:  IBM’s Watson Is Now Analyzing Your Vacation Photos

9/22:  Lenovo Collects Usage Data On ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation PCs

9/14:  Fresh from Google Glass partnership, VSP eyes high-tech wearables

9/14:  Invizbox Go aims to make mobile privacy painless over any Wi-Fi

9/14:  Live-In Laboratory May Help Older Adults Live Independently Longer

9/8:  This Fake Baby Car Seat Is Designed to Help Governments Spy on People

9/7:  Apple’s Privacy Policies Are Keeping Data Scientists Away

8/31:  Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8

8/31:  Google OnHub review—Google’s smart home Trojan horse is a $200 leap of faith

 

Misc/Media/Books:

10/19:  Here’s how to keep your information private on the internet (video)

10/10:  You Think the NSA Is Bad? Meet Former CIA Director Allen Dulles.

10/8:  Part Exhibitionism, Part Surveillance

9/29:  This Art Installation Tests How Much You Value Your Personal Data

9/20:  Art that shows us what mass surveillance actually looks like

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

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 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, 4-25-15

Featured:

4-3: In New Video, Congressman Explains Why His Fellow Lawmakers Couldn’t Be Trusted with NSA Oversight

4-3: The Unlikely Effort To Build a Clandestine Cell Phone Network

4-3: Is Big Brother Watching Our Campuses?

4-2: TrueCrypt’s Security Audit Is Finally Done, with (Mostly) Good Results

4-2: Trevor Paglen’s photos put government spying in spotlight

3-31: How to opt out of Verizon’s ‘supercookie’ tracking program

3-31: Tech companies are sending your secrets to crowdsourced armies of low-paid workers

3-27: Periscope’s Future of Citizen Journalism Tested on Its First Day

3-27: The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

3-26: Deployment of Controversial Urban Sensor System Aided by Aggressive Lobbying

3-25: As the Snowden leaks began, there was “fear and panic” in Congress

3-26: Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even the NSA Can’t Guess

3-25: More Than 20 States Ask Court to Keep RadioShack From Selling Customers’ Personal Data

3-25: NSA Doesn’t Need to Spy on Your Calls to Learn Your Secrets

3-25: Yahoo rejected only 5 percent of government data requests in United States

3-24: State Laws Start Catching Up to Police Phone Spying

3-24: When your car spies on your mechanic

3-24: Public Records Request Returns 4.6M License Plate Scans From Oakland PD

3-23: Stingray snared him, now he helps write rules for surveillance device

3-19: Data and Goliath: Four Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Digital Surveillance

3-12: How Harper’s “anti-terror” bill ends privacy in Canada

 

Local:

4-2: Court: Investigation Of Public Employees Not Private

4-3: Banning speech close to home

3-23: WaLeg Day 71: Voting rights, marijuana, mental health, drones. . .

 

Govt:

4-3: NSA’s Former General Council Talks Privacy, Security, and Snowden’s ‘Betrayal’

4-3: DHS Wants Access To License-plate Tracking System, Again

4-2: Snowden, PRISM fallout will cost U.S. tech vendors $47 billion, less than expected

4-2: Lawmaker, ACLU push bill on police license plate readers

4-2: Texas bill would bar gun ownership status in medical record

4-2: The FBI Has Its Own Secret Brand of Malware

4-2: Legislature OKs voluntary REAL ID driver’s licenses

4-2: Snapchat got more than 400 legal requests for user data in 4 months

4-1: How Big Business Is Helping Expand NSA Surveillance, Snowden Be Damned

3-31: LAPD expects to start deploying body cameras this summer

3-31: Supreme Court Rules Government GPS Trackers Can Break Fourth Amendment

3-31: Pentagon Personnel Now Talking on ‘NSA-Proof’ Smartphones

3-30: Group blasts governor over proposed privacy amendments

3-30: Supreme Court questions involuntary human GPS monitoring

3-30: Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum

3-30: NSA Considered Ending Phone Spying Before the Edward Snowden Leaks

3-28: As Santa Clara County procures ‘stingray’ cell tracker, increased scrutiny surrounds potentially invasive device

3-27: Police body camera bill clears Connecticut committee

3-27: FAA, Anchorage police investigate drone complaints

3-27: This Is How TSA Decides if You Might Be Acting Like a Terrorist

3-26: As crypto wars begin, FBI silently removes sensible advice to encrypt your devices

3-26: Arizona House revives effort to meet REAL ID standards

3-26: Silicon Valley powers: Let mass spying die in May 2015 – it’s bad for privacy (and business) – Citizens’ personal information is all OURS, say tech giants

3-26: Privacy Critics Go 0-2 With Congress’ Cybersecurity Bills

3-26: Google joins Apple, others in calling for spying controls, as Patriot Act vote nears

3-26: Court Accepts DOJ’s ‘State Secrets’ Claim to Protect Shadowy Neocons: a New Low

3-26: FBI Denies Intentionally Deleting Encryption Tips from Its Website

3-25: Amazon’s drone approval obsolete
3-25: California bill requires warrant for stingray use

3-25: Latest Assault on Net Neutrality Launched at Telecom Industry-Funded Think Tank

3-25: PATRIOT Act axed, NSA spying halted … wake up, Neo, it’s just a dream in the US House of Reps

3-25: Wisconsin lawmakers discuss regulation of drones

3-24: Bill would impose privacy restrictions on Nevada drones

3-24: To explain stingrays, local cops cribbed letter pre-written by FBI

3-24: $1B TSA Behavioral Screening Program Slammed As “Junk Science”

3-24: House Panel Tries to Ease Privacy Fears With New Cybersecurity Legislation

3-23: In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

3-22: Key Democrat: Congress Won’t Tackle NSA Reform Before Cybersecurity

3-16: ICE Tells Reporter Its Secretive Drone Program Isn’t Newsworthy

 

Policy:

4-6: Is Privacy Obsolete?

4-3: When must search engines concede the “right to be forgotten”?

4-2: When Will the NSA Stop Spying on Innocent Americans?

4-2: Getting past the zero-sum game online

4-2: Using Patient Data to Democratize Medical Discovery

3-31: Why ‘The Nation’ Is Suing the Federal Government

3029: Acceptance of a semi-public digital life worries some privacy advocates

3-29: Acceptance of a semi-public digital life worries privacy advocates

3-29: Ignorance could be bliss for next generations of business

3-24: How smartphone users are making silly and unsafe choices

 

Overseas:

4-2: South Korea’s Invasion of Privacy

4-2: Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands

3-31: Encryption is the REAL threat – Head Europlod

3-31: Thanks for the data retention, tech sector

3-31: Facebook ‘tracks all visitors, breaching EU law’

3-30: Mexico’s Journalists Grab a Tech Shield as their Fight Against the Establishment Escalates

3-30: Encrypted communication ‘biggest problem’ in tackling terrorism, Europol warns

3-30: New Canadian Counterterrorism Law Threatens Environmental Groups

3-27: Telstra begins preparing for data-retention regime
3-27: Snowden meets Swedish lawmakers in Moscow

3-27: Google Loses Bid to Block U.K. Users’ Breach-of-Privacy Lawsuit

3-27: UN sets up privacy rapporteur role in wake of Snowden leaks

3-26: Inquiry Launched into New Zealand Mass Surveillance

3-26: Australia outlaws warrant canaries

3-26: New data world order: government can read every Australian like an open book

3-25: Connected cars perfect for harvesting personal data, report warns

3-25: Location-tracking resolution not in data-retention Bill scope: Brandis

3-25: Netanyahu’s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents

3-24: Facebook data privacy case to be heard before European Union court

3-24: A Conversation About Bill C-51: How the Anti-Terrorism Bill Undermines Canadian Privacy

3-23: Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics

3-22: UK Government Admits Intelligence Services Allowed To Break Into Any System

3-19: Why the cookies law wasn’t fully baked – and how to avoid being tracked online

 

Tech:

4-4: How to stay safe online: CNET’s security checklist

4-3: Keep snapping selfies, says Snapchat: Cops NEVER ask us for ’em

4-3: Facebook suggests more privacy tips for keeping user accounts secure

4-3: Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?

4-3: Microsoft Will Remove “Do Not Track” As The Default Setting In Its New Browsers

4-2: TrueCrypt audit shows no evidence of NSA backdoors

4-2: Invizbox (hands-on): Another flawed Tor “privacy” router debuts

4-1: Chevrolet’s 2016 Malibu is smarter, lighter, and keeps tabs on your kids

3-30: AT&T wants $139 a month, or your privacy, for superfast Internet

3-27: AT&T’s plan to watch your Web browsing—and what you can do about it

3-25: Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data

3-23: Roar of Bombers Replaced by Drone Buzz in North Dakota

3-23: Gyroscope Wants To Help You Track Everything About Yourself And Share It With The World

3-23: Cisco SPA300/500 IP Phones Vulnerable To Remote Eavesdropping

3-19: Opera Buys SurfEasy To Add Secure VPN Services To Its Browser Software

 

Books:

3-31: Data and Goliath, book review: A handbook for the information age

3-30: Book Review: Future Crimes

3-24: ‘We The People Have A Lot Of Work To Do’ Says Schneier In A Must-Read Book On Security And Privacy