Privacy News Update, Sept 2018

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9/28: Study Shows Facebook’s Still Miles Away From Taking Privacy, Transparency Seriously

9/28: Over 25,000 Americans sign petition seeking change in Venmo’s privacy settings

9/27: Mass Surveillance Begins at the Local Level. So Does the Resistance to It.

9/27: Facebook targets ads using phone numbers submitted for security purposes

9/26: Mobile Websites Can Tap Into Your Phone’s Sensors Without Asking

9/26: Google grilled over ‘Project Dragonfly’ at Senate hearing on data privacy

9/25: ICE Leads The Nation In Encryption-Cracking Expenditures

9/25: An insurance company wants you to hand over your Fitbit data so it can make more money. Should you?

9/25: Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

9/25: Cookie clutter: Chrome saves Google cookies from cookie jar purges

9/24: The Privacy Concerns Surrounding Google’s Chrome Update

9/23: Wendy’s Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Collection of Staff Fingerprint Data

9/21: Amazon’s New Microwave Has Your Number

9/20: Everything Is an Alexa Device Now

9/20: Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts

9/20: Amazon Wants Alexa to Hear Your Whispers and Frustration

9/19: They put microchips in their employees. Now this company is helping parents track their children.

9/16: Glowing wrists and less privacy: Technology is changing corporate events

9/14: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint Want Even Broader Access To Your Personal Data

9/10: Facial Recognition Tech Is Ready for Its Post-Phone Future

9/8: Privacy Concerns of “Mission Creep” with New Airport Facial Recognition Programs

9/7: Skripal Case Shows the Limits of Surveillance

9/7: 23andMe Cuts Off the DNA App Ecosystem It Created

9/7: One of Most Popular Mac Apps Acts Like Spyware

9/6: Why a Dead Kennedys Punk Isn’t Buying Google’s Privacy Deals

9/6: IBM secretly used New York’s CCTV cameras to train its surveillance software

9/5: Uber is going to turn your smartphone into an automatic crash detector

9/4: Spy app for parents leaked messages from targets’ phones, report says

9/3: The Modern Surveillance State (Documentary)

9/2: Google and MasterCard cut a secret ad deal to track retail sales

9/1: A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories


Local (PNW):

9/30: Facial recognition technology at schools fuels privacy debate

9/28: As facial-recognition technology grows, so does wariness about privacy. Use at a school in Seattle fuels debate.

9/5: Why Seattle’s plan to bring Intersection WiFi kiosks and bus stop makeovers stalled

9/4: The region’s toughest red-light camera busted drivers 24,000 times last year


Govt (Fed):

9/27: Drone Hobbyists Angered by Congress Ending the Aerial Wild West

9/27: US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

9/26: A US privacy law could be good for Google – but bad for you

9/26: Amazon warns onerous privacy regulations could hinder innovation in Senate hearing

9/26: Tech companies really don’t want a US version of Europe’s privacy law

9/26: US privacy law is on the horizon. Here’s how tech companies want to shape it

9/26: The Big Takeaways From Tech’s Privacy Hearing on Capitol Hill

9/26: Amazon Joins Tech Giants in Backing Federal Privacy Safeguards

9/26: Amazon, AT&T, Google and other companies say they’d support privacy laws, but there’s a catch

9/25: Congress wants to hear from everyone but consumers in a hearing on consumer privacy

9/25: Sessions Hears From States on Privacy Threat From Tech Firms

9/21: Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

9/19: Congress Fails To Include A Single Consumer Advocate In Upcoming Privacy Hearing

9/14: Another Batch Of FISA Court Docs Confirms The NSA Frequently Abuses Its Collection Powers

9/13: Congress Is Likely to Support New Regulations on Social Media, Senator Says

9/9: Facebook Users Still Fear for Privacy

9/6: Google’s bad day in Congress came at the worst possible time

9/6: Congress is getting better at questioning social media executives

9/6: Wannabe Supreme Brett Kavanaugh red-faced after leaked emails contradict spy testimony

9/4: FCC chairman says Twitter, Facebook, Google may need transparency law

9/3: US and intelligence allies take aim at tech companies over encryption


Govt (States & Cities):

9/27: Santa Fe edits out public comment from school board meeting videos

9/19: Long Beach police suspend use of app that deletes communications amid concerns about hiding evidence

9/18: L.A. County officials move to stop audio recordings in courthouse lockups

9/17: ‘Smart’ streetlights could be used for widespread public surveillance, ACLU warns

9/13: Bay Area Rapid Transit passes ordinance requiring public review of surveillance technology projects

9/12: New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns

9/12: Three state-level cases are primed to mold the future of mobile privacy (MA)

9/6: Chamber Proposes Curbs on Consumer Lawsuits Over Data Privacy


Policy & Opinion:

9/28: The Tech Giants Get Rich Using Your Data. What do You Get in Return?

9/28: Privacy at an inflection point: Why the time has come for meaningful U.S. regulation

9/28: Protecting privacy online

9/25: Editorial: An internet bill of rights

9/18: Edward Snowden on Malkia Cyril, a multigenerational black rights activist on the front lines of the surveillance wars

9/9: As Google turns 20, questions over whether it’s too powerful

9/6: If Privacy Is Dead, Some Argue People Should Sell Their Own Data



9/26: India’s Supreme Court upholds legality of world’s largest biometric database, but with limits

9/26: Sneaky phone apps just about obey the law, still have no trouble guzzling your data, says Which?

9/25: MI5: Gosh, awkward. We looked down the sofa and, yeah, we *do* have intel on privacy bods (UK)

9/19: Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

9/14: Google’s China search project reportedly spurs concern from US lawmakers

9/13: U.K. Surveillance Violated Privacy Rights, Europe Court Says

9/12: First it was hashtags – now Amber Rudd gives us Brits knowledge on national ID cards

9/11: Google Blasts French Bid to Globalize Right to Be Forgotten

9/3: US, UK, and other governments asks tech companies to build backdoors into encrypted devices

9/3: London show explores hidden world of facial recognition



9/28: Sync your teeth into power browser Vivaldi’s largest update so far

9/27: Overhauled Brave browser beta gets max privacy with Tor-powered private tabs

9/24: Google started quietly logging you into Chrome with latest update, reports say

9/18: QAnon Is Trying to Trick Facebook’s Meme-Reading AI

9/14: Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

9/13: So Brave: Browser biz sics Brit watchdogs on Google’s info slurpage

9/12: Privacy takes a backseat during Apple product reveal

9/7: Apple removed popular app that was secretly stealing your browser history

9/5: AnchorFree, maker of top online privacy app, raises $295 million

9/4: Inside the race to create smart shoes, custom razors and high-tech devices for the over-65 crowd

9/2: To earn trust for autonomous vehicles, Jaguar gives them ‘virtual eyes’



9/25: Techdirt Podcast Episode 184: Life Insurance, Life Surveillance

Privacy News Update, 2-18-18

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2/16: Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

2/15: How to Build a Smart Home That’s Actually Secure

2/14: New IAPP Privacy Engineering Section aims to support growing field

2/14: It’s HTTPS or bust: How to secure your website

2/14: On Valentine’s Day, an Oregon Senator Takes a Swipe at Tinder

2/14: Facebook’s free VPN acts like spyware to iOS users in the U.S.

2/14: A space revolution: Do tiny satellites threaten our privacy? financial times

2/13: VPN services 2018: The ultimate guide to protecting your data on the internet

2/12: Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service

2/12: What Happens When You Fill A House With ‘Smart’ Technology

2/12: App lets workers talk about their companies anonymously

2/8: Google-Nest merger raises privacy issues

2/8: With Closed-Circuit TV, Satellites And Phones, Millions Of Cameras Are Watching

2/8: Smart TV’s privacy capabilities placed under the microscope

2/7: The House That Spied on Me

2/7: The IAPP’s new launchpad into data privacy

2/7: Supreme Court Tackles Fourth Amendment Case Involving Cellphone Privacy

2/6: Governments Hate Bitcoin and Cash for the Same Reason: They Protect People’s Privacy.

2/6: Surveillance Valley

2/6: CDT files FOIA request with ICE over ALPR data use

2/6: Law Enforcement Can Use Smart Meter Parking Apps To Spy On Everyone

2/6: Your Mobile Phone Can Give Away Your Location, Even If You Tell It Not To

2/6: Smart cities: better for life or too much information sharing?

2/4: The privacy-first smart speaker taking on the likes of Apple and Amazon

2/2: China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

2/2: Fitness apps are now one more reason to revisit your smartphone’s privacy settings

2/2: Google Chrome: Beware these malicious extensions that record everything you do

2/2: Amazon secures employee-tracking wristband patents

2/1: Facebook Patents Tech To Bucket Users Into Different Social Classes

2/1: The Legal Consequences Of Sending Disappearing Messages At Work

1/31: ICE Finally Gets The Nationwide License Plate Database It’s Spent Years Asking For

1/31: Privacy questions around DNA tests

1/31: 20-year-old student behind Strava heatmap discovery

1/31: No Warrant Needed For Police Departments To Share Your License Plate Data

1/30: Privacy experts alarmed as Amazon moves into the health care industry

1/30: Car renters beware: Bluetooth use can reveal your private data

1/30: National I.D. By Any Other Name Still Stinks

1/29: Strava lesson: Share fitness data online? Check these privacy settings now

1/29: How Strava’s “anonymized” fitness tracking data spilled government secrets

1/29: Have you signed up for a tracking app by mistake?

1/29: New tool aims to centralize data privacy information

1/28: Facebook: Is it time to quit our unhealthy addiction?

1/26: The impact of public privacy on corporate governance

1/26: Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Means ICE Will Track Your License Plate Even if You’re Not an Immigrant

1/25: Windows 10 privacy guide: How to take control

1/25: Law firm releases handbook for the privacy office

1/25: Disrupting The Fourth Amendment: Half Of Law Enforcement E-Warrants Approved In 10 Minutes Or Less

1/24: DNA sharing leads to privacy concerns

1/22: Congress Quietly Pushing Bill To Require National Biometric ID For “ALL Americans”

1/19: Finding Your Voice – Forget About Siri and Alexa — When It Comes to Voice Identification, the “NSA Reigns Supreme”

1/19: Who Is Selling Hacking Subscriptions to Governments?

1/16: Amazon hiring HIPAA Compliance Lead for “new initiative”

1/14: Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies

Local (PNW):

2/16: The Really Weird World Of Smart Meters

2/12: State Democrats are on the wrong side of open-records fight

2/9: Surveillance system or public-safety tool? Seattle dismantles controversial wireless mesh network

1/27: Meet Kate Garman, Seattle’s smart cities coordinator, tasked with making the city more efficient

1/26: FPF releases assessment of Seattle’s open data program

1/24: Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

1/22: Integris raises another $1.5M for data privacy intelligence platform as GDPR deadline looms

1/22: Amazon Go Reviews: Praise for Shopping Speed, Caution Around Privacy

1/21: Hands-on with Amazon Go: We tested the tech giant’s experiment in checkout-free retail

1/21: Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout lines


Govt (Fed):

2/14: Sens. Flake, Coons Demand New Privacy Measures in Letter to Strava CEO

2/14: First Amendment Case Brought by Immigration Checkpoint Protesters/Monitors Can Go Forward

2/9: Is the Nunes Memo Alleging Surveillance Abuses at Odds with FISA Renewal?

2/7: FTC releases PrivacyCon 2018 agenda

2/4: Ron Wyden Has Battled the Feds Over Surveillance for Years. He Says Trump’s Release of FBI Memo Was a Mistake

2/2: The Federal Government is Using Tracking Tech to Monitor License Plates Nationwide

2/1: Federal 5G: An authoritarian approach in the name of ‘safety’

1/24: Senator calls out FBI director’s ‘ill-informed’ encryption backdoor views

1/25: Senator Demands FBI Director Explain His Encryption Backdoor Bullshit

1/22: Spending Bill Would Give Administration Direct Control Of Surveillance Spending

Govt (States & Cities):

2/18: Connecticut may limit access to state’s voter database

2/17: Nebraska Law Now Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

2/17: Privacy by Deletion: Five Steps to Reducing Data Risk

2/16: Report: State boards must strike balance with personalized learning, privacy

2/16: Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

2/15: Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

2/14: Federal office asked to rule on whether Portland violated patient privacy laws (ME)

2/14: California legislator introduces bill to regulate how Silicon Valley uses your data

2/13: Maryland Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

2/13: Massachusetts Committee Approves Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking

2/13: Denise Merrill Calls For Legislation To Protect Voters Privacy, From Identity Theft (CT)

2/12: Consumer-data privacy bills at Colorado Legislature could drive up business costs, hamper worker background checks

2/12: Hawaii Committees Pass Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

2/12: Bernard Campbell students learn about legal system, rights, privacy from judges

2/12: New Jersey Bills Would Put Limits on Police use of Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

2/12: AGs question Google’s class-action privacy settlement

2/11: Column | Sen. Anderson battled law enforcement over license plate privacy

2/8: IAPP releases third edition of ‘California Privacy Law’

2/8: Boston Police Waste Taxpayer Money Violating Law Through Illegal Surveillance Of Citizenry

2/7: New Mexico lawmakers may seek privacy rules for police video

2/2: EFF urges CA lawmakers to move forward with broadband bill

2/2: Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

1/31: California lawmakers reject license-plate privacy bill

9/26/17: San Jose: Activists push to expand police auditor powers, to cautious officials

9/17/17: Request denied: States try to block access to public records

Policy & Opinion:

2/16; Overuse of privacy law may hamper school safety

2/16: Paranoia will destroy us: Why Chinese tech isn’t spying on Americans

2/15; TLS/SSL security for websites

2/14: Facebook’s latest privacy debacle points to larger problem: Trust

2/13: When privacy becomes public

2/8: Mass Surveillance Is One Chinese Export We Should Ban

2/8: The Guardian view on internet privacy: it’s the psychology, stupid

2/6: Balancing the benefits of location data with privacy protection

2/6: Identity and the smart city

2/5: Op-Ed: ‘Privacy advocates are wrong about connected cars’

2/1: Whose data is it anyway?

2/1: Who owns the data connected cars generate?

1/31: Always on: The new era of continuous privacy compliance

1/31: Could Brexit derail ePrivacy?

1/31: O’Connor: US needs to reform data-privacy legislation

1/31: Identity Policies: The clash between democracy and biometrics

1/29: Why the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Proposed Right to be Forgotten Creates More Problems Than it Solves

1/28: BBB Tip of the Week: Data privacy depends on vigilance by businesses and customers

1/26; Data Privacy Is Dead. Forget About It.

1/26: Google’s fun ‘match your selfie with art’ app points to the scary future of facial recognition

1/25: The moving target of IoT security

1/23: Is privacy the new security?

1/22: Data privacy, a growing strategic initiative

1/17: Personal Data Representatives: An Idea

1/10: Privacy and metrics of testing and staging environments


2/16: Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

2/16 Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules Nourish U.S. Privacy Tech Sector

2/16: OPC offers funding to promote privacy research (Canada)

2/15: Mozilla’s Open Letter To Expert Committee Drafting India’s First Data Protection Law Slams Aadhaar Biometric Identity System

2/15: Government asked to end pursuit of backdoor access to encryption (Oz)

2/14: Critics of India’s ID card project say they have been harassed, put under surveillance

2/14: What comes first – privacy or solving crime? Hamilton council debates tonight (Canada)

2/14: Paradise making changes in wake of privacy commissioner’s reports (Canada)

2/13: Personal surveillance cameras to be allowed in Quebec’s long-term care homes (Canada)

2/12: Facebook personal data use and privacy settings ruled illegal by German court

2/12: 22 eerie photos show how China uses facial recognition to track its citizens as they travel, shop — and even use toilet paper

2/9: Web con: ‘Build Your Privacy Program for the People’ (GDPR related)

2/9: What FISA renewal means for the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield agreement

2/9: Farewell Soapy, but will Australia’s new attorney-general be any better?

2/7; Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

2/7: Encrypted surveillance video may solve Yellowknife’s security camera woes: former privacy commissioner

2/6: EU data protection law may end up protecting scammers, experts warnFacebook’s latest privacy debacle points to larger problem: Trust

2/2: Canada’s SOPA Moment: Why the CRTC Should Reject the Bell Coalition’s Dangerous Internet Blocking Plan

2/1: China Exporting Its Surveillance Tech And Philosophy To Other Countries, Helped By Equipment Donations

2/1: European cities want new data-sharing rules with rental platforms

2/1: NHS Digital asked to stop data sharing agreement with Home Office (UK)

2/1: Privacy and economic development: India at a crossroads

2/1: Search and Surveillance Act review offers 67 recommendations (NZ)

1/31: Brazilian general Bill on the Protection of Personal Data

1/31: Australian government cannot handle its own data securely, why give it yours?

1/31: Singapore’s PDPC releases data-anonymization guide

1/30: Creepy UK Surveillance Law Ruled Illegal, But Privacy Advocates Still Call Bullshit

1/30: EU’s Highest Court Says Privacy Activist Can Litigate Against Facebook In Austria, But Not As Part Of A Class Action

1/30: Government ​mass surveillance powers ruled unlawful (UK)

1/30: Car-sharing company GoGet took seven months to tell customers of data hack (Oz)

1/29: China Denies That It Gifted the African Union an HQ Building Stuffed Full of Surveillance Devices

1/29: Facebook to launch privacy center ahead of EU regulations

1/28: Data privacy officers hard to find in Nova Scotia (Canada)

1/26: Ontario commissioner calls for modernized laws on Data Privacy Day (Canada)

1/24: Estonia’s ID card fiasco: ‘We’ve no intention of letting a good crisis go to waste’

1/23: Facebook to roll out new tools in response to EU privacy laws

1/22: Tunisia’s Plans To Bring In Its Own National ‘Aadhaar’ Biometric ID System Halted — For Now

1/19: How Australia’s government-by-parrot is flying backward on drones

11/29/17: Ottawa jogger who wound up in an ad without her knowledge wins precedent-setting privacy fight


2/17: The new CEO of super-private messaging app Wire, which is backed by Skype’s cofounder, explained why it’s taking on Slack

2/16: People Will Always Get Lost

2/14: Mycroft Mark II offers something its digital assistant competitors can’t: Privacy and openness

2/14: Israeli tech firm undercuts facial recognition to bolster privacy

2/14: Tech company develops facial recognition ‘firewall’

2/13: Researchers find vulnerabilities in Faraday cages

2/13: Microsoft: We’re developing blockchain ID system starting with our Authenticator app

2/11: From your photos to your location: “structured encryption” could be the next big thing in privacy protection

2/7: Researchers found a way to unmask Strava users’ hidden locations

2/5: Akamai: IoT the new ‘shadow IT’ of the enterprise

2/1: Researchers develop method to trick automatic speech-recognition systems

2/1: Age-verification tool raises privacy concerns

1/31: Mozilla Firefox is testing updates that customers fear pivot from its focus on consumer privacy

1/31: Camera makers resist encryption, despite warnings from photographers

1/30: Report: Verizon Dumps Huawei Phones as US Government Pressure Mounts

1/29: System76 Wants to Offer Full Disk Encryption for Its Ubuntu-Based Pop!_OS Linux

1/26: New privacy tech solution aims to bring data visibility to the CPO

1/26: Lyft investigates privacy abuse claim

1/24: Windows 10: Microsoft rolls out new privacy tools for telemetry data

1/24: ​Firefox 58 arrives with tracker blocking to make browsing faster, and fixes for dozens of security flaws

1/23: Tails 3.5 Anonymous OS Released to Mitigate Spectre Vulnerability for AMD CPUs

1/22: Windows 10: Latest preview builds hint at new privacy tools


2/14: Episode 203: Interview with Glenn Gerstell: NSA’s General Counsel speaks on 702, cybersecurity, and more

2/13: Big tech has killed privacy: Steve Hilton

2/12: Salted Hash Ep 18: Mobile security and privacy

2/5: 201. Crypto Wars 2.0: Debating Susan Landau over encryption and law enforcement

2/2: 383: Dangerous data, Libraries and more

2/2: Digital dystopia: taking back control – podcast

1/29: Former Special Ops Agent Discusses How Tech, Fitness Trackers Affect The Military

1/26: Joy Buolamwini: How Does Facial Recognition Software See Skin Color?

1/26: Digital dystopia: democracy in the internet age – podcast


Hells, yeah!

Smart-meter vendor says that if we know how their system works, the terrorists will win

Seattle Suehawks: Smart meter hush-up launched because, er … terrorism

Landisgyr freak out after Seattle city accidentally leaks details of smart meters

A multinational demands to know who reads MuckRock and is suing to stop us from posting records about them

Security by Obscurity never works, losers! Go Phil Mocek!


Apple vs. FBI: Special Focus

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




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

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

2/27: Autodesk part of software group backing Apple

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/22: Apple, FBI Wage War of Words

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/22: Standoff intensifies between Apple and the FBI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/19: The FBI vs. Apple

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/17: Apple vs. the FBI

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

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

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

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



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

2/25: Deposing Tim Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/22: Apple Showdown Heightens Challenge of Encrypted Data

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

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

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

2/21: Apple-FBI Phone Fight Gets Technical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Privacy News Update – 11-8-15



10/12:  Cops Don’t Need a Crypto Backdoor to Get Into Your iPhone

10/08:  5 Lessons From the Summer of Epic Car Hacks

10/02:  Has somebody shared your ‘anonymised’ health data? Bad news

9/29:  Now you can be tracked online by your email addy. Thanks, Google!

9/25:  New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

9/23:  These 7 apps are among the worst at protecting privacy

9/22:  Child abuse, drug sales, terrorism fears: Why cops halted a library’s Tor relay … for a month

9/17:  The Facebook of the Future Has Privacy Implications Today

9/16:  Let’s Encrypt issues first free digital certificate

9/16:  Senate panel considers updating law to increase email privacy protections

9/15:  Store scans your license: What do they learn?

9/15:  Twitter sued for scanning private messages

9/15:  Now You Can Find Out if the NSA and GCHQ Spied on You

9/15:  FBI Keeps Telling Purely Theoretical Encryption Horror Stories

9/14:  Federal Court Lifts National Security Letter Gag Order; First Time in 14 Years

9/10:  The ‘Crypto Wars’ of the 1990s are brewing again in Washington

9/10:  Intelligence Overseer Says Press Is More Aggressive Post Snowden

9/9:  Police develop MAC-sniffing software to track stolen devices

9/9:  Dear Internet of Things: human beings are not things

9/8:  Goodbye, privacy: ‘Selfie-drones’ will hover over vacationers

9/5:  One of the biggest features we’re expecting to see in the new Apple TV is really troubling for privacy, experts say

9/3:  The Feds Need a Warrant to Spy With Stingrays From Now On

9/3:  ACLU to Justice Department: Don’t give LAPD money for body cameras

9/2:  Your Next Car Could Reveal More About You Than Your Facebook Profile

9/1:  DARPA looking to sling and recover drones from aircraft motherships


8/28:  Court: We Can’t Rule on NSA Bulk Data Collection Because We Don’t Know Whose Data Was Collected

8/28:  Attention whitehats, The FTC wants you to lead new privacy, security push

8/27:  North Dakota Legalizes Armed Police Drones

8/26:  The Way GCHQ Obliterated The Guardian’s Laptops May Have Revealed More Than It Intended

8/17:  Bosses use tech tools to track, manage workers’ time

8/10:  See Through Walls by the Glow of Your Wi-Fi



10/09:  FBI boss: No encryption backdoor law (but give us backdoors anyway)

10/05:  Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Spying Leaflets Over the NSA

9/29:  Monica Lewinsky lawyer named as first outsider on secret US spy court

9/28:  This New Campaign Wants To Help Surveillance Agents Quit NSA or GCHQ

9/19:  Wisconsin Supreme Court considers open records case

9/16:  Counterintelligence Agency Shrugs Off Responsibility for OPM Breach

9/15:  FBI: Deal with your own Internet of Things security

9/10:  FBI Director Claims Tor and the “Dark Web” Won’t Let Criminals Hide From His Agents

9/8:  Quoted: Microsoft vs. U.S. government on email privacy

9/7:  Report: Apple Rejected Justice Department Demands for iMessages

9/4:  Samsung wants you to put a motion tracker under a loved one’s mattress—what could go wrong?

9/2:  Watch out, new parents—internet-connected baby monitors are easy to hack

9/2:  Former NSA Chief Expresses Support for Third-Party Consultation at FISA Court

8/31:  Gov. Jerry Brown creates cybersecurity center



10/01:  When Security Experts Gather to Talk Consensus, Chaos Ensues

9/24:  Watch Live: Snowden Treaty Asks Nations to Resist Mass Surveillance

9/12:  An elegy for John Gibson – and our right to privacy

9/18:  Why Internet Privacy Should be a Key Election Issue (Canada)

9/15:  A statutory fix for the Microsoft problem — tentative draft #1

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

9/11:  Police body cameras may solve one problem but create others

9/8:  College kids have too much privacy

9/8:  MAGID ON TECH: Personal security in a post-9/11 world

9/7:  What will the privacy and security landscape look like in 2025?

9/6:  The LAPD is instituting the largest body camera program in the country — but it has one major flaw

9/5:  Snowden accepts Norwegian prize via video link from Russia

9/4:  Victory against secret fake cell phone towers shows privacy isn’t dead

9/3:  How Microsoft’s data case could unravel the US tech industry

9/3:  Editorial Can Californians’ privacy be protected in a wired world?

8/28:  How To Think About Student Data Privacy

8/12:  Encrypt Like Everyone is Watching—Decrypt Like No One Is



10/12:  Fingerprints, facial scans, EU border data slurp too tasty for French to resist

10/10:  ​Government commits AU$18.5m for National Biometric Matching Capability

10-6:  The NDP and Greens Are Right—We Need to Repeal Bill C-51

10/06:  GCHQ’s SMURF ARMY can hack smartphones, says Snowden. Again.

9/28:  EU data protection chief: Snaffling all air traveller data goes too far

9/25:  Blighty’s GCHQ stashes away 50+ billion records a day on people. Just let that sink in

9/25:  KARMA POLICE: GCHQ spooks spied on every web user ever

9/22:  India’s daft draft anti-encryption law torn up after world+dog points out its stupidity

9/21:  Our cookies save you from TERRORISTS, Facebook thunders to Belgian judge

9/17:  NSW Police Force to receive AU$4m body-worn video camera rollout

9/17:  MI5 chief calls for more up-to-date surveillance powers

9/14:  Vodafone Australia Says Employee Breached Customer Privacy

9/10:  Do Adults Have a Privacy Right to Use Drugs? Brazil’s Supreme Court Decides

9/1:  NT Police cracks down on crime with facial recognition technology

8/31:  German Privacy Chiefs Seek EU Regulation Changes

8/31:  The NSA isn’t the only intelligence agency collecting bulk user data

8/14:  Germans are so scared of surveillance they microwave their ID cards



10/14:  AVG defends plans to flog user data as privacy row continues

10/08:  PGP Zimmermann: ‘You want privacy? Well privacy costs MONEY’

10/06:  Fast, wireless access to Tor? Just maybe

10/05:  Hacking Wireless Printers With Phones on Drones

9/21:  Hackers Launch Balloon Probe Into the Stratosphere to Spy on Drones

9/21:  Spy Agency Contractor Puts Out a $1M Bounty for an iPhone Hack

9/18:  Facebook’s new opt-out for tracking ads is not enough, says privacy expert

9/17:  New Crypto Tool Makes Anonymous Surveys Truly Anonymous

9/16:  Google has hired a bunch of engineers from Amazon’s Lab126 for a new wearable tech initiative called ‘Project Aura’

9/15:  Xerox bets printed memory labels, encryption can thwart counterfeiters

9/14:  Intel panel to study defense against car hacking

9/9:  Health care app uses Apple Watch to ID doctors, follow privacy law

9/8:  A new threat to self-driving cars: lasers

9/7:  Apple’s strict stance on privacy could undermine its ability to compete in a rapidly progressing field

9/7:  Fiat Chrysler recalls 8,000 extra Jeeps over remote control hacking worries

8/18:  No regrets for Harvard student who lost Facebook internship after exposing privacy flaw



9/11: Rise in Police Body Cameras Fuels Privacy Debate (video)

Privacy News Update, 5-24 part 2


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

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

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

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

5/23: The Government’s Consumer Data Watchdog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/14: How You Can Better Protect Your Privacy

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/20: Paul Commandeers Senate to Protest Patriot Act

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

5/18: Republicans Clash Over NSA Surveillance Powers

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

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

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

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

5/14: Gabbard co-introduces surveillance oversight bill

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

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

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

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



5/24: Body cam oversight crucial for success

5/24: The Bear Case for Wearable Health Technology

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

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

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

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

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

5/17: Surveillance Without Borders

5/14: Shortcomings of Cybersecurity Bills

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/16: GCHQ Officials Given Immunity From Hacking Charges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

5/19: Redmond promises even MORE cloudy crypto

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

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

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

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

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

5/09: Anonymous Tor Cloud Project Closes Down



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

Chris Soghoian, Wed. March 11, Seattle Town Hall

Chris Soghoian

Reigning in Our Surveillance Society
7:00PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Register for this free event at ACLU-WA’s website.

Government spying and surveillance — fueled in part by America’s overreliance on technology — has reached an all-time high in recent years, and according to the American Civil Liberties Union, this infringes on rights like freedom of speech. Chris Soghoian, with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, will describe the dark world of Big Brother’s technological spying, including aerial drones, license plate scanners, and Stingrays, and explain how these new technologies have given the government more control than ever before. He’ll also discuss measures to limit this power, protecting basic freedoms in the process.