Privacy News Update, 7-22-17

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Featured:

7/14: Travelers just won back a bit of their privacy at the border

7/13: Securing Elections Remains Surprisingly Controversial

7/13: Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

7/13: Exclusive: U.S. Asks Nations to Provide More Traveler Data or Face Sanctions

7/12: FBI didn’t need warrant for stingray in attempted murder case, DOJ says

7/12: Six major US airports now scan Americans’ faces when they leave country

7/12: Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts

7/11: EFF’s Latest Privacy Report Criticizes Amazon and WhatsApp Over Policies That ‘Fall Short’

7/11: Did an Echo Call 911 During a Domestic Assault? Amazon Says No.

7/10: Digital Privacy to Come Under Supreme Court’s Scrutiny

7/10: How tech giants rank at protecting your privacy

7/6: Civil rights warriors file US lawsuit: Let us see Five Eyes agreement

7/7: How to delete your Snapchat account

7/5: Facebook’s left hand is fighting for Americans’ right to privacy

7/3: How to See What the Internet Knows About You (And How to Stop It)

7/3: Facebook Can Track Your Browsing Even After You’ve Logged Out, Judge Says

7/2; What Amazon wants from Whole Foods: Data on shopping habits

July: There’s A Fight Brewing Between The NYPD And Silicon Valley’s Palantir

6/30: With a Single Wiretap Order, US Authorities Listened In on 3.3 Million Phone Calls

6/30: Master These Privacy Tips for Your Facebook Account

6/30: Is Snapchat’s new map dangerous for kids?

6/28: The All-Seeing Eye in the Sky(video)

6/27: The Top Five Tech Rivals Join Forces to Shape Policy—and Fight the Government

6/27: Spy agencies seek permanent authority for contested surveillance program

6/27: NSA Director gave senator private tour during debaCalifornia Joins Fray on Internet Service Provider Privacyte over foreign intelligence collection

6/27: What Do You Tell Your Kids About Online Privacy?

6/26: Are Your Password Security Habits Improving? (Infographic)

6/26: Medical records will no longer appear in Google search results

6/26: Gmail will no longer scan your emails for advertising purposes

6/25: 90 Cities Install A Covert Technology That Listens For Gunshots

6/23: A Prototype for an Encrypted Uber That Can’t Track You

6/22: Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking?

6/22: NSA’s use of ‘traffic shaping’ allows unrestrained spying on Americans

6/22: Older people trust smart gadgets less than kids, survey says

6/20: Mozilla Launches Privacy-Minded ‘Firefox Focus’ Browser For Android

6/17: A Tech Company Actually Tried to Resist Participating in the NSA’s PRISM Surveillance Program

6/13: TSA tests fingerprint screening for flight check-in

 

Local (PNW):

7/21: The fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles cries out for body cameras. But 7 years on, we still don’t have them.

7/18: Alexa: The roommate I need, but am not quite sure I want

7/17: Mayor Ed Murray Issues Executive Order to Equip Police Officers With Body Cameras

7/17: Rebuffing union, Mayor Murray orders Seattle police to begin wearing body cameras

7/11: Tech Moves: Meet Social Venture Partners’ new CEO; Seattle hires first Chief Privacy Officer; and more

7/8: How I learned to stop worrying (mostly) and love my threat model

7/6: Share private voter data? No way is the right call

6/26: US does not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

6/22: Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan seeks to keep her home address under wraps

6/21: SPD body cameras are stalled over contract talks

6/20: Oregon House votes to expand privacy for undocumented immigrants

 

Govt (Fed):

7/13: Border Patrol Says It’s Barred From Searching Cloud Data On Phones

7/12: If FCC gets its way, we’ll lose a lot more than net neutrality

7/6: WikiLeaks Unveils CIA Implants That Steal SSH Credentials From Windows, Linux PCs

7/6: Reach of search warrant for emails at issue in appeals case

7/5: Trump Administration Says Election Panel Is No Threat to Voter Privacy

7/5: Privacy Watchdog Sues Trump’s Election Committee Over Voter Data

7/3: Facebook wins dismissal of U.S. user-privacy suit

6/28: WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick

 

Govt (States & Cities):

7/12: Police body camera law signed by Michigan governor

7/12: California bill would require cops to release body cam video

7/12: Study: GPS rules send California juveniles into jail cycle

7/11: Miami-Dade to install high-tech traffic lights to ease congestion

7/11: The Latest: Panel advances body cam video transparency bill(CA)

7/6: States may shackle AT&T, Comcast on web data after US retreat

7/8: Glance: How states are handling voter information request

7/2: The US Considers A Remote Identification System For Drones

7/1: Glance: How states are handling voter information request

6/30: State Senate to consider highway surveillance system bill(Rhode Island)

6/29: It’s the thought that counts: Illinois emits ‘no location stalking’ law

6/21: Deportation Is Going High-Tech Under Trump

6/21: California May Restore Broadband Privacy Rules Killed By Congress and Trump

6/20: California Joins Fray on Internet Service Provider Privacy

 

Policy & Opinion:

7/14: We Have Police Videos. Now What?

6/30: Privacy, consent laws under ‘unprecedented strain’. We need a data-watcher watcher

6/29: Experts lay out their concerns about the ethics of brain implants and ‘brainjacking’

6/30: The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now

6/27: Privacy in the Information Age Is Not a Lost Cause

 

Overseas:

7/14: Beware, sheep rustlers of the South West of England! Police drone spy unit gets to work (UK)

7/14: Australia To Compel Technology Firms To Provide Access To Encrypted Missives(Oz)

7/13: Bosses who snoop on job applicants’ Facebook or Twitter profiles could be breaching data protection laws, warn EU regulators

7/13: Dutch Senate votes to grant intel agencies new surveillance powers

7/1: To tackle Google’s power, regulators have to go after its ownership of data

6/30: Civil rights warriors get green light to challenge UK mass surveillance (UK)

6/28: Macau’s ATMs Are Using Facial Recognition to Help Follow the Money

6/27: China’s All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens’ Faces

6/26: Queensland Police want access to locked devices(Oz)

6/26: Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption(Oz)

6/23: Google begins removing private medical records from search results (UK)

6/19: Backdoor backlash: European Parliament wants better privacy

6/15: Look who’s joined the anti-encryption posse: Germany, come on down

6/15: Indian rape victim sues Uber for privacy violations

6/8: EU planning legislation to give police faster access to tech data

 

Tech:

7/17: IBM’s Plan To Encrypt Unthinkable Amounts of Sensitive Data

7/14: Using a drone to market your home? Be sure to follow the rules

7/14: Alitheon’s ID system and Sleepbox’s nap pods make a splash in Airport Shark Tank

7/10: Amazon hires gadget experts for door-to-door smart home installs, taking on Best Buy’s Geek Squad

7/8: The EFF’s ‘Let’s Encrypt’ Plans Wildcard Certificates For Subdomains

7/3: Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning To Unlock Next iPhone: Bloomberg

6/29: The Tiny Satellites Ushering in the New Space Revolution

6/22: Amazon’s new Echo will let you see who’s at your front door

6/22: Google’s Elite Hacker SWAT Team vs. Everyone

6/21: Mozilla’s new Android browser blocks ads and trackers

6/20: Cisco wants to balance privacy with security

6/20: Got a drone for Dad’s Day? There’s an angry buzz about where to fly them

 

Books/Media/Misc:

7/6: Bloomberg’s Shields, Yatskowitz: States Seek Web Data Privacy (audio)

6/8: Ai Weiwei Gets Artsy-Fartsy About Surveillance

Privacy News Update, 6-19-17

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Featured:

SPECIAL:  US Supreme Ct reviewing cell phone tracking:
Supreme Court to hear case on tracking phone location data
Supreme Court agrees to hear ‘Carpenter v. United States,’ the Fourth Amendment historical cell-site case
Supreme Court Agrees To Decide Major Privacy Case On Cellphone Data
Supreme Court agrees to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site data
Mobile-Phone Privacy Case Draws U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny
Supreme Court will decide whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects
Do cops need a warrant to stalk you using your cellphone records? US Supremes to mull it over
How should an originalist rule in the Fourth Amendment cell-site case?
Third party rights and the Carpenter cell-site case

 

July/Aug 2017: The Smartphone Psychiatrist

6/19: How Hidden Sensors Are Becoming the New Office Decor

6/18: Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network

6/16: How Sanctuary Cities Can Protect Undocumented Immigrants From ICE Data Mining

6/16: Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison-shopping while you’re in its stores

6/15: Indian rape victim sues Uber for privacy violations

6/13 I Bought A Report On Everything That’s Known About Me Online

6/13: Bank of America pays nearly $2M to settle lawsuit

6/13: San Jose approves program to try streetlamp cameras in select areas

6/13: What a Murder in Arkansas Means for Your Digital Privacy

6/14 98 Percent of College Students Gave Up Their Best Friend’s Email for Free Pizza

6/7: Apple’s HomePod Looks Beautiful But Doesn’t Think Different

6/7: Facial Recognition Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public

6/6: Privacy advocates decry proposal for surveillance cameras on San Jose streetlamps

6/5: Apple will keep conversations with Siri and HomePod a secret

6/2: Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

6/2: Your next JetBlue boarding pass might be your face

6/1: Man Sentenced To 180 Days In Jail For Refusing To Give Police His iPhone Passcode

6/1: Your Face or Fingerprint Could Soon Replace Your Plane Ticket

6/1: OneLogin Says Breach Exposed Ability To Decrypt Customer Data

5/31: EFF sues FBI for records of alleged informants at Best Buy

5/30: Essential Home is an Amazon Echo Competitor That ‘Puts Privacy First’

5/31 Nest’s newest home-security camera will use facial recognition to identify those it records

5/30: Defend yourself against ISP tracking in an Trump-era free-for-all

5/29: Amazon Echo, Google Home devices raise privacy rights questions

5/29: Wikipedia’s Switch To HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship

5/29: Internet of snitches: anyone who can sniff ‘Thing’ traffic knows what you’re doing

5/28: Walt Mossberg’s Last Column Calls For Privacy and Security Laws

5/28: How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself

5/28: Security Analyst Concludes Windows 10 Enterprise ‘Tracks Too Much’

5/27: Before you install the Amazon Video app on Android, read this

5/25: A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk

5/25: Google plan to link online behavior to offline shopping is creepy, even with privacy protections

5/24: Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

5/23: Ask Slashdot: ISPs That Respect Your Online Privacy?

5/23: Apple: We just got blitzed by US national security requests

5/20: Delta Airlines Tests Facial Recognition To Speed Up Baggage Check-In

5/20: This $60 security camera can recognize your ugly mug (video)

5/19: Federal Agents Used a Stingray To Track an Immigrant’s Phone

5/16: Glympse location sharing comes to Samsung TVs, lets users track friends, family, pizza from couch

5/14: Breathalyzer for texting in works as road deaths on rise

5/9: Beginners Guide to Threat Intelligence

5/9: How Privacy Became a Commodity for the Rich and Powerful

5/5: More Android phones than ever are covertly listening for inaudible sounds in ads

5/4: Why Your Rights Protect Your Password But Not Iris Scan (video)

5/3: NSA Reportedly Collected Americans’ Phone Records Even After Law Change

5/2017: Analysis: Amazon’s Alexa vs. Google’s Assistant: Same Questions, Different Answers

 

Local (PNW):

6/5: Snapchat parent Snap acquires location analytics startup Placed for more than $200M

6/5: Snooping on snoopers: UW researchers create new system to identify cellular surveillance devices

5/26: ACLU Asks City Council to Beef Up Privacy Protections on Smart Meters

5/12: Portland’s unconstitutional campaign against Uber (Guest opinion)

5/10: City Light’s Smart Meters Are Hitting the Grid This Summer. Is There Anything to Fear?

5/8: Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy

5/4: Seattle mayor issues new data privacy rules to prevent providers from selling customer information without permission

4/28: Portland may subpoena Uber over regulator-dodging ‘Greyball’ software

 

Govt (Fed):

6/16: How to write a meaningful FCC comment supporting net neutrality

6/15: What Do Spy Agencies Tell Foreign Governments About Americans?

6/15 Now the FTC wants a word with Uber

6/10: There’s a new internet-privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean ‘Facebook won’t be free’

6/9: Rep. Blackburn Wants Internet Privacy Rules Simplified(video)

6/7: NSA leaker bust gets weirder: Senator claims hacking is wider than leak revealed

6/7: Senator blows a fuse as US spies continue lying over spying program

6/7: Former US spy chief calls for ‘filtering’ of social media

6/6: NSA’s alleged leaker got tripped up by a secret printer feature

6/2: Pai guy not too privacy shy, says your caller ID can’t block IP, so anons go bye

6/1: Trump Administration Approves Tougher Visa Vetting, Including Social Media Checks

5/27: Investigation Demanded Over Fake FCC Comments Submitted By Dead People

5/26: Major US Tech Firms Press Congress For Internet Surveillance Reforms

5/24: A new privacy bill in Congress has some companies preparing for a long political fight

5/24: The Trump Administration Wants To Be Able To Track and Hack Your Drone

5/24: Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections

5/23: NSA takes one-two punch to the face

5/22: House GOP takes crack at ISP privacy bill

5/19: Hobbyist defeats FAA in battle over drone registration, but says the fight’s not over

5/19: GOP lawmaker who helped kill ISP privacy rules proposes new privacy rules

5/11: How Trump’s N.S.A. Came to End a Disputed Type of Surveillance

 

Govt (States & Cities):

6/19: Internet privacy: California bill would protect users from being secretly tracked

6/16: In Rhode Island, students and parents must let schools spy on them day and night through their laptops

6/6: Police In Oklahoma Have Cracked Hundreds of People’s Cell Phones

5/22: Class-action lawsuit alleges BART secretly collected passengers’ private information

5/19: Privacy, security among priorities for high-rise living (TX)

5/18: Nevada likely to become second state to require police body cameras

5/18: Alaska lawmakers approve REAL ID measure

5/17: House approves electronic data protection resolution (MI)

5/17: Southern Indiana Police Department to Resume Body Camera Use

5/12: Missouri passes bill to offer Real ID compliant licenses

5/8: California cop union opposes new bill that would thwart license plate readers

Policy & Opinion:

6/15: Editorial: Should police be able to buy spying equipment without telling anyone? No way

6/14: What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

6/7: Editorial: Update the 4th Amendment for a new communications age

6/6: Rather Than Russia, America Should Fear Itself

6/6: Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters

6/1: Information security policy on IoT – the Internet of Things

5/28: Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws

5/19: Corporate Surveillance Is Turning Human Workers Into Fungible Cogs

5/15: The Thinning Line Between Commercial and Government Surveillance

5/13: How Google Took Over the Classroom

5/12: I Want to Surrender to Cambridge Analytica

5/8: I Side With the ‘Bad Guys’ on Encryption

5/5: You Cannot Encrypt Your Face

5/1: Ebooks undermine your freedom and privacy

 

Overseas:

6/19: EU seeks to outlaw ‘backdoors’ in new data privacy proposals

6/19: Europe plans to have drone rules in place by 2019

6/19: Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware, report says

6/14: Abe Passes Controversial Bill Boosting Japan Surveillance Powers

6/13: Watchdog questions need for new counter-terrorism powers (UK)

6/9: India’s Top Court Delays Modi’s Plan to Link Taxes, Biometric ID

6/8: Spy commissioners: Did we audit our bulk data sharing with industry? Err… not exactly (UK)

6/7: Rustle up a privacy research project and ICO queen Liz will see you handsomely rewarded (UK)

6/7: Australia to float ‘not backdoors’ that behave just like backdoors to Five-Eyes meeting

6/5: Apple Helped U.K. Investigate Terrorist Attacks, CEO Says

6/2: Snapchat brings its hip round Spectacles to Europe

6/1: China’s Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect: What to Expect

5/31: UK surveillance law raises concerns security researchers could be ‘deputised’ by the state

5/23: No one’s noticed, but the Tories are quietly killing off the smart meter revolution (UK)

5/23: Microsoft Announces ‘Windows 10 China Government Edition’, Lets Country Use Its Own Encryption

5/17: Austrian Parliament Bans Full Facial Veils in Public

5/16: European Privacy Regulators Take Coordinated Action Against Facebook

5/15: DeepMind’s Access to U.K. Health Data Deemed `Inappropriate’

5/15: Never mind custody decisions, let’s AI up our police cars

5/15: Lib Dems promise to scrap mass snooping powers if elected (UK)

5/2: India’s controversial national ID scheme leaks fraud-friendly data for 130,000,000 people

5/1: Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth

5/2017: China Expected to Expand DNA Collection in Xinjiang

4/27: Champions League Final Police to Scan Soccer Fans’ Faces (UK)

 

Tech:

6/16: How self-driving cars could determine the future of policing

6/13: Exclusive: GE begins testing drones to inspect refineries, factories – executive

6/12: Google’s New Product Puts Peer Pressure to a Sunny Use

6/10: Oculus co-founder now focused on surveillance tech

6/8: The Next Security Risk May Be Your Vibrator

6/7: The New Chrome and Safari Will Reshape the Web

6/7: Andy Rubin Has a Plan to Smarten Up the Connected Home

6/6: Siri Finally Got Its Coming Out Party

6/5: Wowee, it’s Samsung’s next me-too AI gizmo: The Apple HomePod

6/5: How Apple Sees the Near Future

6/5: Apple HomePod speaker favors sound over Siri

6/3: Even If the Siri Speaker Sucks You’ll Want It

6/3: Network Time Protocol Hardened To Protect Users From Spying, Increase Privacy

5/30: Android creator Andy Rubin is back with Amazon Echo competitor and new Essential smartphone

5/30: Much-hyped Ara Blackphone LeEco Essential handset introduced

5/28: New Privacy Vulnerability In IOT Devices: Traffic Rate Metadata

5/25: T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices

5/24: DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines

5/24: A smart camera that can ID your car in less than a second

5/22: Privacy-Focused Debian-Based Tails 3.0 Reaches RC Status

5/13: How to escape the online spies

5/10: Study lays out privacy concerns that kids and parents have about toys that listen

5/8: Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

5/6: Survey: nearly half think it may be legal to install spyware on a family member’s devices

5/4: 235 apps attempt to secretly track users with ultrasonic audio

 

Books/Media/Misc:

6/13: Could Amazon’s Alexa Solve This Man’s Murder? (podcast)

6/1: Invent privacy & security adventures with Cryptomancer & Mozilla

Privacy News Update: Oct 2016

Featured:

10/31: Silently Tracking Users With Ultrasonic Beacons

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

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

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

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

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

10/28: The limits of encryption

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

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

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

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

10/24: 5 apps for encrypting and shredding files

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

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

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

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

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

10/19: Imagine if Donald Trump Controlled the NSA

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

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

10/15: The best privacy and security iPhone apps

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

10/12: Amazon Wants to Scan Your License Plate

10/12: Signal Adds Expiring Messages to Encrypted Chats

10/11: Encrypted communications could have an undetectable backdoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Local:

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

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

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

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

 

Govt:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Policy:

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

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

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

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

10/26: Cyber after Snowden

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

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

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

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

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

10/21: Duck Google’s data grab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/3: Don’t Pardon Snowden

 

Overseas:

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

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

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

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

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

10/17: London cops strap on new body cams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Tech:

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/17: Yelp reviews, privacy laws hamstring doctors

10/13: On the Wire Podcast: Cindy Cohn

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

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

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

 

Books/Media/Misc:

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

looong overdue, thanks for your patience …..

 

Featured:

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

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

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

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

5/19: Google Is A Serial Tracker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/2: How to Search the Deep Web Safely

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Local:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Govt:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/9: Twitter Blocks Feds From Data Mining Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/20: Missouri lawmakers worry police technology invades privacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Policy:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/22: Blind deserve privacy, too

 

Overseas:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/14: European parliament approves tougher data privacy rules

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

 

Tech:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Privacy News Update, 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, 6-12

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