Privacy News Update, Nov 2018

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Featured:

11/30: Sidewalk Labs claims its Toronto ‘smart neighborhood’ will create more than 9,000 jobs

11/30: Google internal revolt grows as search-engine Spartacuses prepare strike over China

11/30: Facebook used people’s data as a bargaining chip, emails and court filings suggest

11/29: GCHQ pushes for ‘virtual crocodile clips’ on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

11/28: Secret Facebook-FBI ruling must be made public, ACLU and EFF say

11/27: Employees say Google must drop China search project Dragonfly

11/27: Be Warned: Customer Service Agents Can See What You’re Typing in Real Time

11/26: Dystopia Now: Insurance Company Secretly Spying On Sleep Apnea Patients

11/25: Who owns your medical data? Most likely not you

11/24: Camera traps designed for animals are now invading human privacy

11/23: Privacy search engines take on Google

11/21: MuckRock Release ALPR Dataset Covering 200 Gov’t Agencies And 2.5 Billion License Plate Records

11/21: The City of the Future Is a Data-Collection Machine

11/21: Creepy or Not, Face Scans Are Speeding up Airport Security

11/21: Assessing Snowden’s legacy, five years on

11/21: Talk about a cache flow problem: This JavaScript can snoop on other browser tabs to work out what you’re visiting

11/20: “The End of Trust” – EFF/McSweeney’s collaboration on privacy and surveillance – is in stores and free to download now!

11/20: The data firms hired by ICE to hunt people down raise alarm about a hidden surveillance industry

11/18: You Know What? Go Ahead and Use the Hotel Wi-Fi

11/17: The Next Data Mine Is Your Bedroom

11/16: Facebook Filed A Patent To Predict Your Household’s Demographics Based On Family Photos

11/16: Your Drone Can Give Cops a Surprising Amount of Your Data

11/15: Google’s Past Data Use Could Impede Health Care Push

11/14: Microsoft covertly collects personal data from enterprise Office ProPlus users

11/14: Most Free VPN Mobile Apps Offer Little-to-No Privacy, Might Spy on Their Users

11/12: Voice tech like Alexa and Siri hasn’t found its true calling yet: Inside the voice assistant ‘revolution’

11/10: Scan your fingerprint, get a beer: Testing CLEAR’s biometric tech at a Seahawks game

11/5: Silicon Valley Doesn’t Want the U.S. to Get Too Hasty About Regulation

11/3: AT&T CEO: State net neutrality and privacy laws are a “total disaster”{READ: ASSHOLE!}

11/15: Palantir, the Peter Thiel-backed company that sold data to ICE and NYPD, has a CEO who is a ‘self-described socialist’

11/15: Sick of Facebook stalking you? This startup wants to reinvent personalization

11/15: Google: Our DeepMind health slurp is completely kosher

11/15: Creepy or super creepy? That is the question Mozilla’s throwing at IoT Christmas pressies

11/14: Google Home and Amazon Echo Can Store Your Voice Recordings. Here’s When They Could Be Used Against You.

11/14: Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

11/14: Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes ‘independent board’

11/9: Bruce Schneier: You want real IoT security? Have Uncle Sam start putting boots to asses

11/9: The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

11/9: Berners-Lee takes flak for ‘hippie manifesto’ that only Google and Facebook could love

11/8: 5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10

11/8: As if connected toys weren’t creepy enough, kids’ data could be used against them in future

11/8: Google vows to take claims of sexual assault, harassment seriously, just like privacy

11/7: How your privacy gets cooked by those restaurant waitlist apps

11/2: Proposed data privacy law could send company execs to prison for 20 years

11/1: ‘Privacy is a human right’: Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft’s stall at Future Decoded

10/31: Beware the IoT spy in your office or home via smart furniture, warns NSA

10/31: Supreme Court raises eyebrows at Google’s cozy $8.5m legal deal

10/30: New Signal privacy feature removes sender ID from metadata

10/24: Google Is Putting More Privacy Controls Directly in Search

10/23: Stepping Into an Amazon Store Helps It Get Inside Your Head

10/21: Butchering the Fourth Amendment

 

Local (PNW):

11/15: King County Council recognizes Automated Fingerprint Information System

11/7: Kirkland council reviews preliminary budget(‘Smart’ cities program)

10/9: Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

 

Govt (Fed):

11/29: Congress still wants answers from Amazon about its facial recognition tech

11/9: After the midterm elections, the odds improve a little for a US data privacy law

11/7: With Dems in control of the House, now is the time for states to pressure Congress to act on privacy

11/5: US draft bill moots locking up execs who lie about privacy violations

11/1: Senator’s data privacy law draft could put CEOs in jail for lying

10/31: Feds Also Using ‘Reverse Warrants’ To Gather Location/Identifying Info On Thousands Of Non-Suspects

10/30: Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance

10/18: Federal officials say drones present an emergent cybersecurity risk

 

Govt (States & Cities):

11/14: Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying – now they want Amazon to turn her over

10/23: Very Few Police Departments Have Rules for Undercover Cops on Facebook

Policy & Opinion:

11/16: Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation

11/14: The Cybersecurity 202: Amazon is now at the center of a debate over public safety versus privacy

 

Overseas:

11/30: Mobile app to spy on thy neighbour? (India)

11/30: Electric vehicle makers serving up customer location data to China on a silver platter

11/29: High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty’s Snooper’s Charter (UK)

11/27: Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

11/26: The Cybersecurity 202: British parliament turns up heat on Facebook over privacy practices

11/26: Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe (UK)

11/23: Facial recognition system mistakes bus ad for jaywalker (China)

11/22: Tech sector unites in attempt to avoid Oz’s anti-crypto push, again

11/22: New EU border security pilot program is all kinds of creepy.

11/19: Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi? (China)

11/16: ‘Unjustifiably excessive’: Not even London cops can follow law with their rubbish gang database

11/14: Oz telcos’ club asks: Why the hell do Australia Post, rando councils, or Taxi Services Commission want comms metadata?

11/11: Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

11/8: UK watchdog shows how political parties exploit Facebook, personal data

11/8: Civil rights group says Oracles, Tapads and Experians get let off for wanton info-sucking (UK)

11/7: Watchdog slams political data slurpers’ ‘disturbing disregard’ for voters’ privacy (UK)

11/6: Facebook referred to Ireland’s data watchdog over targeting methods

11/6: UK neighbors accuse Tate Modern of invading their privacy

10/30: D.O.Eh: Here’s the new privacy law Canada can’t really enforce

 

Tech:

11/20: Can you trust an AI data trust not to slurp your data?

11/15: Up to three million kids’ GPS watches can be tracked by parents… and any miscreant: Flaws spill pick-and-choose catalog for perverts

11/4: Oi! Not encrypting RPC traffic? IETF bods would like to change that

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

11/1: How politicians acquire and use your voter data(video)

10/13: More and More Movies Are Reflecting Our Fear of the Internet

Privacy News Update, June-July 2018

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7/31: The way you swipe your phone could be used to track you

7/31: How one senator wants the US to crack down on Big Tech

7/29: For Sale: Survey Data on Millions of High School Students

7/29: Air marshals secretly monitored US passengers for years

7/28: Calgary malls caught secretly using facial recognition to characterise shoppers’ age and gender

7/28: Amazon facial recognition mistakenly confused 28 Congressmen with known criminals

7/25: Venmo Is the Best Place to Stalk Your Children

7/25: Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

7/24: How to stop friends from seeing when you last used Instagram

7/22: How to Secure Your Accounts With Better Two-Factor Authentication

7/20: Facebook Confirms It’s Working on a New Internet Satellite

7/19: British Airways won’t let you check in while ad-blocking, insists that passengers post personal info to Twitter “for GDPR compliance”

7/18: Welcome to the airport of the future, where your face is your passport

7/17: RealNetworks gives away facial recognition software to make schools safer

7/16: How a ‘Sentiment Meter’ Helps Cops Understand Their Precincts

7/13: Walmart gains patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees in stores

7/13: Microsoft asks Congress to regulate facial recognition before it’s too late

7/12: Tim? Larry? We need to talk about smartphones and privacy

7/12: What Walmart’s patent for audio surveillance could mean for its workers

7/11: How a Startup Is Using the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy

7/10: Beer label uses facial recognition to talk with consumers

7/9: Fitness app Polar even better at revealing secrets than Strava

7/5: Taser-maker Axon partners with DJI on police drone program

7/5: How to See Everything Your Apps Are Allowed to Do

7/4: ‘Plane Hacker’ Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

7/3: Google’s Gmail controversy is everything people hate about Silicon Valley

7/3: Google explains Gmail privacy after controversy

7/2: Samsung’s texting app apparently sent pictures to people’s contacts without permission

7/2: How facial recognition ID’d the Capital Gazette shooter

7/1: Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with dozens of companies

6/30: Security News This Week: Mapping the NSA’s Secret Spy Hubs

6/29: The ACLU’s Biggest Roadblock to Fighting Mass Surveillance

6/29: Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

6/28: California Unanimously Passes Historic Privacy Bill

6/28: Facebook, Google, Microsoft use ‘dark patterns’ to trick people to give up data, report says

6/27: How Tech Workers Are Fighting Back Against Collusion With ICE and the Department of Defense

6/27: Secret NSA spying network alleged in San Francisco skyscraper, Seattle, other U.S. cities

6/25: AT&T lets NSA hide and surveil in plain sight, The Intercept reports

6/24: China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens

6/23: Smart-home technology becomes the newest tool of domestic abusers

6/22: Amazon staffers protest giant’s ‘support of the surveillance state’

6/22: Facebook app analytics mistakenly leaked to outsiders

6/22: In huge privacy win, US Supreme Court rules warrant needed to slurp folks’ location data

6/21: Google’s update makes privacy easier

6/21: ACLU wants to keep your phone safe from sneaky government malware

6/19: Verizon promises to stop selling its subscribers’ location data… for now

6/19: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint cut off location-data sharing contracts

6/18: ACLU wants Amazon to stop offering surveillance technology

6/17: Here are 15 privacy settings you should change from defaults, from Linkedin to cellphones to smart TVs

6/13: Apple to close iPhone security hole used by police, criminals

6/12: Apple can’t protect you from data trackers forever. No one can

6/11: Facebook releases 500 pages of damage control in response to senators’ questions

6/10: Facebook only pretended to shut down access to friends’ data in 2015, quietly continued access for its favored partners

6/9: Some Signal messages aren’t disappearing, due to a bug, says a report

6/8: 6 ways to make your iPhone more secure

6/7: Google releases guidelines for how it will use AI, vows to tread carefully with military and surveillance customers

6/7: How to increase your privacy online

6/6: One of America’s Biggest Genetic Testing Companies Refuses to Publicly Share Data That Could Save Countless Lives

6/6: RoboCop-ter: Boffins build drone to pinpoint brutal thugs in crowds

6/5: Facebook gave user data to ‘at least 4 Chinese companies,’ including tech giant ID’d as security threat by U.S. intel

6/5: For more than a decade, Facebook shared your friends’ data and other sensitive info with phone makers, even after they claimed not to (they’re still doing it)

6/5: A New Privacy Problem Could Deepen Facebook’s Legal Trouble

6/5: New Homeland Security system will bring facial recognition to land borders this summer

6/5: Amazon will stop selling connected toy filled with security issues

6/4: Clock blocker: Woman sues bosses over fingerprint clock-in tech

6/4: All Apple WWDC’s privacy features in one place

6/4: Facebook accused of giving over 60 device makers inappropriate access to user data

6/2: Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

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

6/1 Stingray phone stalker tech used near White House, SS7 abused to steal US citizens’ data – just Friday things

Local (PNW):

7/16: Safety over privacy? RealNetworks to offer free facial recognition technology to K-12 schools

7/5: Startup Spotlight: LifeID uses blockchain technology to build secure digital identities

6/27: City Light’s ‘smart meters’ are $17.4M over budget

6/19: Data privacy startup Prifender raises $5M to help companies stay compliant

Govt (Fed):

7/31: New EPA rule would force people to choose between privacy and health

7/30: Democrats have reportedly drawn up plans to slap big tech firms with privacy laws similar to GDPR in the EU

7/30: Amazon quietly invited Congress to ‘weigh in’ on facial recognition

7/27: The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers slow to move on facial recognition despite industry calls for regulation

7/27: Congressmen demand answers after Amazon facial recognition matches them to mugshots

7/27: Trump admin reportedly meeting with Facebook, Google to craft web privacy rights

7/13: Senators call on FTC to investigate smart TVs tracking viewers’ data

7/11: The Cybersecurity 202: Privacy advocates blast Kavanaugh for government surveillance support

7/11: Google’s Gmail privacy policy has Congress asking questions

7/9: Congress presses Apple, Alphabet on privacy issues

7/9: Trump’s Supreme Court pick will decide critical tech issues for decades – so what are the views of the contenders?

7/5: Senators demand answers from Zuckerberg over Facebook data access

7/3: Four US govt agencies poke probe in Facebook following more ‘oops, we spilled your data’ shocks

6/28: Congress Grills Cambridge Analytica Alum on New Firm’s Data Use

6/26: Senator asks FCC if police phone tracking devices disrupt 911 calls

6/25: What the Supreme Court’s landmark phone privacy ruling means for you (The 3:59, Ep. 419)

6/25: The Supreme Court decided on a major win for privacy

6/22: Supreme Court cracks down on government snooping through cellphone location records

6/22: Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy

6/21: Project Maven wasn’t alone: Googlers reportedly boycotted another military tool

6/14: Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo’s Snooping Habits

6/8: Hmmm, we can already seize your stuff, so why can’t we shoot down your drone, officials mull

6/8: Why Facebook’s secret data-sharing deal with Huawei has the US concerned

6/7: Google pledges not to develop AI weapons, but says it will still work with the military

6/6: The FBI wants you to factory reset your router. Here’s how to do it

Govt (States & Cities):

7/22: Malloy’s $10 million toll study facing opposition, concerns

7/18: Sioux Falls police prepare to launch 30 body cameras

7/10: Amazon, Orlando Police Department reinitiate facial recognition pilot

6/26: Orlando stops using Amazon’s controversial facial recognition tech

6/12: Forget probable cause: New bill could let cops pull your prescription history without a warrant

Policy & Opinion:

7/30: Real ID will divide us all into documented and undocumented

7/27: Commentary: When government hits ‘zone of privacy’

7/26: Lawmakers Can’t Ignore Facial Recognition’s Bias Anymore

7/19: Facial recognition and travel: Moving too fast?

7/19: To Earn Customer Trust on Data Privacy, You Need to Change the Narrative

7/18: Regulate facial recognition

7/17: Schools Can Now Get Facial Recognition Tech for Free. Should They?

7/14: The #PlaneBae furor proves privacy and the Golden Rule are in short supply

7/14: Is your private online content really private? Not if you do something stupid

7/2: Mark Zuckerberg and his empire of oily rags

6/29: Can Sacrificing Privacy Stomp Out Disinformation Online?

6/14: Encrypted Messaging Isn’t Magic

Overseas:

7/31: India mulls ban on probes into anonymized data use – with GDPR-style privacy laws

7/31: Fiat Chief’s Death Raises Privacy Questions

7/31: Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what’s the difference?

7/31: UK Group Threatens to Sue Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

7/29: China is so desperate to win its war on drugs, it’s started analyzing people’s sewage for contaminated pee

7/26: Facebook, Twitter Say Europe’s Privacy Law Causing User Drop

7/23: UK spies broke law for 15 years, but what can you do? shrugs judge

7/19: Facial recognition helped identify suspects in Novichok poisoning case

7/18: Don’t Expect Big Changes From Europe’s Record Google Fine

7/11: Brit privacy watchdog reports on political data harvests: We’ve read the lot so you don’t have to

7/6: ICANN’t get no respect: Europe throws Whois privacy plan in the trash

7/5: United States, you have 2 months to sort Privacy Shield … or data deal is for the bin – Eurocrats

7/5: Facial recognition trial takes off at Sydney Airport

7/5: London police commissioner: Don’t expect lots of arrests from facial recognition tech

7/4: Euro privacy watchdog raises eyebrows at mulled EU copyright law

6/19: Wasn’t too hard, was it? UK has made ‘significant progress’ in spy control

6/28: No more slurping of kids’ nationalities, Brit schools told

6/26: Venezuela blocks Tor browser

6/26: Japan’s AI-powered CCTV cameras catch shoplifters in the act

6/13: Cardiff chap chucks challenge at chops*-checking cops

6/11: A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent

6/7: Australia will force tech companies to help cops view encrypted data

6/4: ‘Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ’: Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

6/3: UK consumer review magazine Which?: your smart home is spying on you, from your TV to your toothbrush

Tech:

7/31: BurnBox Makes Hidden Files Look Like You’ve Deleted Them

7/25: Google Glass Is Back—Now with Artificial Intelligence

7/24: Chrome’s HTTP warning seeks to cut web surveillance, tampering

7/20: Today I learned: Duck.com redirects to Google, much to DuckDuckGo’s annoyance

7/18: Microsoft to pay new bounties for identity services holes

7/11: Put WhatsApp, Slack, admin privileges in a blender and what do you get? Wickr

7/8: All the Ways iOS 12 Will Make Your iPhone More Secure

7/1: Mozilla’s Firefox tries closing more privacy holes with new network tech

6/30: Best laptops for maintaining your privacy

6/28: IEEE joins the ranks of non-backdoored strong cryptography defenders

6/22: Don’t panic, but your baby monitor can be hacked into a spycam

6/18: Hotel smart speaker startup Roxy enables custom wake words and enhanced security in new alliance with voice tech company

6/18: Google to patch Home and Chromecast bug that leaked your location

6/15: Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android

6/14: Here’s how to get your data from Apple

6/13: MIT’s AI can now ‘see’ and track people through walls using wireless signals

6/6: NetMotion launches an IT platform to keep tabs on corporate smartphones

6/4: Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

7/24: Google Chrome pushes the web toward HTTPS (3:59 podcast)

7/21: Week In Geek Podcast: Facial recognition enters grade schools and Bird scooters landing in Seattle

6/29: Talk to the Bot (WIRED Gadget Lab podcast)

Privacy News Update, 4-1-18

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Featured:

3/31: How you’re tracked online — and what you can do about it

3/29: Facebook’s limits on using data brokers won’t stop tracking

3/28: Facebook makes its privacy controls simpler as company faces data reckoning

3/26: Americans Less Likely To Trust Facebook than Rivals on Personal Data

3/26; Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People’s Fingerprints

3/26: What Facebook’s privacy policy allows may surprise you

3/26: Delta using fingerprint scanner for Sky Club admission

3/26: Facebook’s data privacy scandal has stirred an exodus

3/26: Cambridge Analytica again says no Facebook data used in US election

3/26: Android should share the blame with Facebook for tracking calls and texts (GOOG, FB)

3/25: People are freaking out that Facebook’s Android apps collect call and text data — but Facebook says it got permission

3/25: Welcome to Zucktown: Facebook shows off its plans to build a city

3/25: Steve Jobs Tried To Warn Mark Zuckerberg About Privacy In 2010

3/24: Can Facebook restore public trust?

3/24: I can’t bring myself to break up with Facebook – and it’s because I used the login to sign into all of my other accounts (FB)

3/24: Fed up with Facebook? Here’s how to break it off

3/23: Covert gun detection looks to prevent mass shootings

3/23: My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data

3/23: Mozilla pulls ads from Facebook after spat over privacy controls

3/23: Apple’s Tim Cook Calls for More Regulations on Data Privacy

3/22: Starbucks wants your email address to get Wi-Fi access

3/22: The Latest: Facebook takes baby steps on privacy

3/22: It’s impossible to know exactly what data Cambridge Analytica scraped from Facebook — but here’s the kind of information apps could access in 2014 (FB)

3/22: Facebook privacy settings make you work to stop the data sharing

3/21: That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything’s fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook’s great! All good in the hoodie!

3/20: Facebook Has a Long History of Resolving Privacy Claims on the Cheap

3/20: Facebook tracks a scary number of details about you — here’s how to find out everything it knows

3/19: 6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

3/19: US cops go all Minority Report: Google told to cough up info on anyone near a crime scene

3/19: BOOM! Cambridge Analytica explodes following extraordinary TV expose

3/19: Here is how Google handles Right To Be Forgotten requests

3/18: Are Google and Facebook Surveilling Their Own Employees?

3/16: FYI: There’s a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let’s hope it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands!

3/15: Best Buy isn’t the only store that punishes shoppers for too many returns — these are all the companies that are tracking everything you return (BBY, HD, LB)

3/13: Privacy-Busting Bugs Found in Popular VPN Services Hotspot Shield, Zenmate and PureVPN

3/13: Privacy folk raise alarm over schools snooping on kids’ online habits

3/12: Dial P for Privacy: The Phone Booth Is Back

3/7: MoviePass: How to disable location tracking

3/7: Facebook Onavo Protect doesn’t protect against Facebook

3/6: FBI Paid Geek Squad Repair Staff As Informant

3/5: Emirates dinged for slipshod online data privacy practices

3/1: How to turn off Facebook’s new facial recognition feature

2/27: Google Releases Info On 2.4 Million ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests

2/27: Amazon acquires Ring in a bid to own your doorway

2/18: 7 ways to use Alexa around the office

2/16: Alexa in Toyland: How Amazon’s assistant is changing playtime

2/14: We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?

2/8: Identity Hygiene 101

2/7: Boffins crack smartphone location tracking – even if you’ve turned off the GPS

2/5; How to use guest mode on your Android phone

2/2: You can find me in da club, database full of faces… but this ain’t privacy watchers’ jam

2/1: Facebook’s Future Rests on Knowing You Even Better

2/1: A wristband to track workers’ hand movements? (Amazon has patents for it)

1/30: How to Manage Your Privacy on Fitness Apps

1/29: Facebook publishes privacy principles for the first time

1/27: DuckDuckGo App and Extension Upgrades Offer Privacy ‘Beyond the Search Box’

1/25: Microsoft whips out tool so you can measure Windows 10’s data-slurping creepiness

1/25: Former Employees Say Lyft Staffers Spied On Passengers

1/23: 5 privacy tips for iPhone texting

1/22: Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy’s F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don’t Do Any Tracking

Local (PNW):

3/26: Now are you ready to safeguard your personal data?

3/25: Oregon attorney general considers investigating Facebook

3/22: Tougher regulations needed for Facebook

2/12: Seattle to Remove Controversial City Spying Network After Public Backlash

Govt (Fed):

3/30: Trump administration asks Supreme Court to end Microsoft email case

3/26: State Department Seemingly Buys $15,000 iPhone Cracking Tech GrayKey

3/26: You’ll like this: Facebook probed by US watchdog amid privacy storm

3/26: Senate summons Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs over data privacy

3/26: FTC Confirms Facebook Probe Over Privacy Practices

3/25: Justice Department Revives Push To Mandate a Way To Unlock Phones

3/23: Lawmakers hope to use Facebook’s ‘oil spill’ privacy mishap to usher in sweeping new laws

3/23: CLOUD Act becomes law, increases government access to online info

3/22: Tech Companies Applaud Measure to Clarify U.S. Access to Data

3/20: The NSA Worked To ‘Track Down’ Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal

3/16: Facial Scanning Now Arriving At US Airports

3/14: New Bill In Congress Would Bypass the Fourth Amendment, Hand Your Data To Police (CLOUD Act)

3/14: ACL-Sue: Rights group takes on TSA over device searches

3/13: US government privacy watchdog stumbles back to its feet with new hires

2/28: US Supremes take a look at Microsoft’s Irish email slurp battle, and yeah, not a great start

2/27: Supreme Court Wrestles With Microsoft Data Privacy Fight

2/16: Two Years After FBI vs Apple, Encryption Debate Remains

2/16: Techno-senator tells Tinder to hook up its app with better security

2/14: Don’t use phones from Huawei or ZTE, FBI director says

2/7: CLOUD Act hits Senate to lube up US access to data stored abroad

1/29: Proposal for Federal Wireless Network Shows Fear of China

1/26: ICE Is About To Start Tracking License Plates Across the US

1/25: Senator Asks FBI Director To Justify His ‘Ill-Informed’ Policy Proposal For Encryption

1/24: NSA Deletes ‘Honesty’ and ‘Openness’ From Core Values

Govt (States & Cities):

3/26: Some patients’ private info shared by Health Department

3/26: Massachusetts Senate bill aims to protect net neutrality

3/24: Towns scramble to keep sensitive data from online records

3/17: North Carolina Police Obtained Warrants Demanding All Google Users Near Four Crime Scenes

3/14: Roses are red, Facebook is blue. Think private means private? More fool you

3/9: Documents Prove Local Cops Have Bought Cheap iPhone Cracking Tech

2/22: US state legal supremos show lots of love for proposed CLOUD Act (a law to snoop on citizens’ info stored abroad)

2/15: Department of Public Safety launches new drone program

2/12: Lincoln police to encrypt primary police dispatch channels

2/11; Police turn to drones in tough situations

2/8: New Mexico Lawmakers Seek Privacy Rules for Police Video

2/7: Alameda approves $500K for license plate scanners, but looks to beef up privacy

1/30: Police speeding up plan to equip officers with body cameras

1/27: Madison police say drone program has been successful

Policy & Opinion:

3/26: Only a tech revolution will restore privacy

3/26: Users Built Facebook’s Empire, and They Can Crumble It

3/25: Protect Your Data. Then Hope for a Tech Revolution.

3/25: Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage

3/24: Tim Berners-Lee Urges Web Users: ‘Care About Your Data’

3/24: How calls for privacy may upend Google and Facebook

3/23: Zuckerberg’s outsize influence must end

3/23: Don’t quit Facebook, but don’t trust it, either

3/23: Go ahead and #DeleteFacebook. But here’s the change we really need.

3/23: Facebook’s inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is

3/21: Would You Pay Facebook Not to Sell Your Data?

3/21: Under Fire and Losing Trust, Facebook Plays the Victim

3/21: Silicon Valley Has Failed to Protect Our Data. Here’s How to Fix It

3/20: It’s time to quit mommy blogging, for the sake of my children

3/20: Americans’ privacy threatened with bill in Congress

2/26; Voice assistants are always listening. So why won’t they call police if they hear a crime?

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

2/7: 5 little things that would make Alexa a lot better

1/31: Google and Facebook are watching our every move online. It’s time to make them stop

Overseas:

3/26: Researcher alleges Indian leader’s app ships data abroad

3/25: India’s biometric ID program was supposed to end welfare corruption, but neediest may be hit hardest

3/23: Germany Raises Pressure on Facebook on Data Privacy Rules

3/22: Facing Privacy Concerns, India Cites 13-Foot Wall in Database Center

3/22: Israel Opens Probe Into Facebook on Possible Privacy Breach

3/21: Telegram still won’t hand over crypto keys it says it does not store (Russia)

3/21: This Austrian Activist Took on Facebook in Europe. He’s Ready to Do It Again

3/20: Gartner’s top tip to data crunchers on the eve of GDPR? Don’t be creepy (Europe)

3/19: One Chinese city is using facial-recognition that can help police detect and arrest criminals in as little as 2 minutes

3/19: How I went dark in Australia’s surveillance state for 2 years

3/16: Whois? More like WHOWAS: Domain database on verge of collapse over EU privacy

3/15: ProtonMail posts workaround for Turkish government block

3/14: WhatsApp agrees not to share user info with the Zuckerborg… for now (Europe)

3/13: Transport for New South Wales told to stop tracking oldies, students (Oz)

3/10: Chinese Police Begin Tracking Citizens With Face-Recognizing Smart Glasses

3/9: Brit spy wrangler details sign-off process for snooping warrants (UK)

3/9: UK police want you to report crimes to Alexa

3/9: Citizen Lab says Sandvine network gear aids government spyware (Middle East)

2/28: Brit spooks slammed over ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with telcos to get mass comms data (UK)

2/16: Facebook Must Stop Tracking Belgian Users, Court Rules

2/13: Let’s get to know each other first: Joe Public won’t share their data with just anyone (UK)

2/13: Google’s Guinea-Pig City (Toronto)

2/12: Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners (UK)

2/1: Info Commish offers privacy addicts a 12-step GDPR programme (UK)

1/30: UK.gov mass data slurping ruled illegal – AGAIN

1/29: Dodgy parking firms to be denied access to Brit driver database (UK)

1/23: Ecuador is Fighting Crime Using Chinese Surveillance Technology

1/11: Apple hands Chinese iCloud to Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry

Tech:

3/26: Slap visibility beacons on bikes so they can chat to auto autos, says trade body

3/24: More ad-versarial tech: Mozilla to pop limited ad blocker into Firefox

3/23: The new technology that aspires to #deletefacebook for good

3/23: A former Facebook executive wants to revive an old startup to kill Facebook that raised millions and spectacularly flopped

3/22: Vivaldi browser taps privacy-first DuckDuckGo search

3/20: Mozilla’s opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks, er, privacy outcry

3/20: Jeff Bezos takes a robot dog for a walk in California

3/15: VPN tests reveal privacy-leaking bugs

3/13: Mozilla sends more snooping Web APIs to smartphone Siberia

3/9: Your smart camera may have been spying on you

3/8: Ghostery tool for web privacy goes open source

3/2: Knock, knock. Whois there? Get ready for anonymized email addresses after domain privacy shake-up

2/15: Ubuntu Wants To Collect Data About Your System — Starting With 18.04 LTS

2/12: Signal app for private chats gets $50M boost from WhatsApp VIP

2/10: In the global game of hide and seek, the drones are winning

2/9: An AI That Reads Privacy Policies So That You Don’t Have To

2/8: New strife for Strava: Location privacy feature can be made transparent

1/29: The Strava Heat Map and the End of Secrets

1/26: Let’s Talk About Cars

9/2017: Microsoft pitches encrypted Azure to keep cloud data secret

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

3/21: Facebook Crux Is Intersection Of Privacy And Sharing: Anderson

 

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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

Overseas:

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

Tech:

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

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

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

 

Privacy News Update, 1-22-18

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1/2018: Free Speech, Tech Turmoil, and the New Censorship

1/22: The IAPP’s Privacy List goes live with new web conference series

1/22: Disable Instagram’s new, creepy activity status feature

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

1/19: NSA surveillance programs live on, in case you hadn’t noticed

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

1/19: Trump Signs Surveillance Extension Into Law

1/19: Tech giants and elected officials back Microsoft in Supreme Court case on international data privacy

1/19: Congress demanded NSA spying reform. Instead, they let you down

1/19: The Consumer DNA Testing Market Is Already Booming, but It’s About to Explode

1/18: EFF to NSA: you scammed your way to another six years of warrantless spying, and you’d better enjoy it while it lasts

1/18: Congress Votes to Extend Warrantless-Spying Program Through 2023

1/18: Instagram just added a new feature you might want to turn off — here’s how (FB)

1/18: FTC releases 2017 privacy and security report

1/18: Automakers collecting personal data with regularity

1/18: Google Faces England’s First ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Trial

1/18: Google’s Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S.

1/17: Using AI To Identify Car Models In 50 Million Google Street Views Reveals A Wide Range Of Demographic Information

1/17: Google’s face match feature doesn’t work in Illinois and Texas

1/16: Amazon won’t say if it hands your Echo data to the government

1/16: Big businesses band together in urging lawmakers to sell out your privacy

1/16: Companies race to gather a newly prized currency: Our body measurements

1/16: Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns.

1/16: US senators vow to filibuster FBI, er, NSA’s domestic, errr, foreign mass spying program

1/15: Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

1/15: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse

1/12: Chinese Internet Users Start To Rebel Against Lack Of Online Privacy

1/12: The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers

1/12: Democratic Defections Allow an Assault on Civil Liberties to Pass the House

1/11: Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens

1/11: Microsoft finally injects end-to-end chat crypto into Skype – ish…

1/11: Uber’s tool Ripley lets it remotely disable staff laptops

1/10: Keep Track Of Who Facebook Thinks You Know With This Nifty Tool

1/10: What’s Slack Doing With Your Data?

1/10: Max Schrems: The privacy bubble needs to start ‘getting sh*t done’

1/9: How the Government Hides Secret Surveillance Programs

1/8: Your local public Wi-Fi network may be a whole lot safer soon

1/5: Amazon Alexa is Coming To Headphones, Smart Watches, Bathrooms and More

1/5: Amazon turns over record amount of customer data to US law enforcement

1/5: US border cops told to stop copying people’s files just for the hell of it

1/5: US border agency searched 30,200 phones and computers in 2017

1/4: I Know Where You’ve Been: Digital Spying And Divorce In The Smartphone Age

1/4: All the Ways Your Smartphone and Its Apps Can Track You

1/4: China Plans To Turn Country’s Most Popular App, WeChat, Into An Official ID System

1/3: New facial scans of air travelers trigger controversy

1/3: Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

1/2: New Bill Could Finally Get Rid of Paperless Voting Machines

1/2: After calling for surveillance reform, Feinstein casts crucial vote to kill it

1/1: 17 steps to being completely anonymous online

12/31: EFF Applauds ‘Massive Change’ to HTTPS

Local (PNW):

1/15: WA won’t automatically hand over license info to ICE

1/14: The Justice Department Helped a County Prosecutor Target the Facebook Records of Anti-Pipeline Activists

1/11: Report: State has been handing driver info to ICE

1/11: Washington state regularly gives drivers’ info to immigration authorities; Inslee orders temporary halt

1/11: Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler joins Democrats in vote against surveillance law

1/3: Washington sues Motel 6, says chain slipped ICE info on guests

Govt (Fed):

1/19: There are other, legal ways to nab Microsoft emails, privacy groups remind Supremes

1/19: Nearly Everyone Backs Microsoft in Landmark Email Privacy Case—Except the DOJ

1/19: Meet the Justice Department’s FISA closer

1/19; Meet the Republicans Who Care About Surveillance Abuse Only When Trump’s the Target (UPDATE: Trump Signs 702 Bill)

1/18: Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here are some details on how

1/18: 50 senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

1/18: Senate passes bill to extend key surveillance program, sending it to Trump’s desk

1/18: Senate passes controversial spying law that scoops up Americans’ phone calls and emails without a warrant

1/16: After Basically No Debate, And No Opportunity For Amendments, Senate Votes To Expand NSA Surveillance

1/15: Trump’s press secretary outraged at Amazon Echo on Twitter

1/12: The tribe-busting politics of FISA and the surveillance debate

1/12: Spy Bosses Helped Trump Draft Tweet Backing Surveillance Program

1/11: Dipshit President Attacks Surveillance Bill His Own White House Says Must Pass

1/11: What is the Section 702 surveillance program and why should you care?

1/11: House approves spying extension

1/10: CBP Warrantless Device Searches Continue To Increase And New DHS Guidance Isn’t Going To Bring That Number Down

1/10: Can the ‘Automobile Exception’ Run Over the Fourth Amendment?

1/9: Speculation Rampant as Secretive Zuma Spy Satellite Declared a ‘Total Loss’

1/9: Encryption an ‘urgent public safety issue,’ FBI chief says

1/9: From heroin-laden rental cars to stolen motorcycles, justices find privacy rights

1/9: Federal Agencies May Be Regularly Hiding Surveillance Methods in Criminal Cases

1/9: Fourth Amendment scrutinized before high court

1/8: Supremes asked to mull legality of Silicon Valley privacy ‘slush funds’

1/8: Smart toy maker VTech settles privacy charges with FTC

1/8: SCOTUS to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search

1/8: Justice Dept. scrambles to jam prison cellphones, stop drone deliveries to inmates

1/5: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Sets New Rules For Searching Electronic Devices

1/4: DHS Expands License Plate Dragnet, Streams Collections To US Law Enforcement Agencies

1/2: DHS Documents Show Harassment And Intrusive Device Searches Are A Common Occurrence At US Borders

12/19: US senators rail against effort to sneak through creepy mass spying bill

Govt (States & Cities):

1/19: Fort Collins police using drones in crash investigations

1/18: California attorney general threatens $10,000 fine for businesses that share employee information with immigration agents

1/15: Shenandoah police begin process to buy automated license plate scanners

1/12: Officials remove medical pot registry from police computers

1/11: Chicago considering equipping police with anti-texting tools

1/10: LAPD takes another step toward deploying drones in controversial yearlong test

1/9: Police union files suit over release of body camera footage

1/7: Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows

1/6: Police, fire departments find uses for drones

1/5: New York State Appellate Court Says Cell Site Location Records Have No Expectation Of Privacy

1/3: California Supreme Court seems split on DNA collections voters approved

Policy & Opinion:

1/21: Roe v. Wade Was About More Than Abortion

1/19: The FDA just approved the first ‘self-tracking’ pill—here’s what it could mean for your privacy

1/18: A Bunch Of Politicians Who Complain About Trump’s Authoritarian Tendencies Just Gave Him 6 Years To Warrantlessly Spy On Americans

1/17: On the fine line between clothing and health data

1/17: A technician’s view of the GDPR and consent interfaces

1/17: Nahra: Key issues for 2018 privacy and security checkup

1/17: Prosecute Former Spymaster James Clapper for Lying to Congress Now. Time is Running Out.

1/17: Stop Warrantless Snooping on Americans

1/16: ‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg

1/16: 5 employee awareness predictions for 2018

1/15: Business must tone down its lust for big data

1/15: Facebook’s New Mission May Be Impossible

1/12: Make gadgets great again

1/11: Editorial Put some blinders on the feds’ prying eyes

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

1/3: Americans should have more control over their data

1/2: No Foreign Spy Program Reauthorization Without Citizen Protections

Overseas:

1/22: Business booms for privacy experts as landmark data law looms (Europe)

1/21: India will install cameras in classrooms amid a rise of surveillance measures in Asia

1/19: Don’t check Facebook before hiring, says privacy commissioner (Canada)

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

1/19: Notes from the iappANZ, 19 January 2018 (Asia)

1/16: Belgium adopts law restructuring Belgian Privacy Commission

1/18: Lebanese Security Agency Turns Smartphone Into Selfie Spycam: Researchers

1/17: Toronto smart city project comes with privacy concerns

1/17: China Uses Facial Recognition to Fence In Villagers in Far West

1/15: India To Add Facial Authentication For Its Aadhaar Card Security

1/13: Will Facial Recognition in China Lead To Total Surveillance?

1/12: Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

1/10: Breach of World’s Largest Database Prompts Overhaul in India

1/10: UK Data Protection Bill tweaked to protect security researchers

1/10: GCHQ sought to ‘better liaise’ with watchdog, court document shows (UK)

1/9: Snowden Joins Outcry Against World’s Biggest Biometric Database

1/8: Privacy Foundation: Trusting government with open data a ‘recipe for pain’ (Oz)

1/8: CCTV commish: Bring all surveillance systems under code of practice (UK)

1/8: Indian journalist exposed possible huge breach in government database; now she’s facing a police complaint

1/7: In China, facial recognition is sharp end of a drive for total surveillance

1/6: Privacy breaches hit record high in Alberta (Canada)

1/6: Internet users in China expect to be tracked. Now they want privacy

1/4: Ashes spectators in Sydney scanned by facial recognition tech (Oz)

1/3: 16 Things That Are More Valuable Than Your Privacy (India)

1/3: Alexa could be our next crime fighter (UK)

12/29: What is the GDPR? GeekWire’s guide to new European data protection laws that impact the cloud

12/28: Facebook Just Clarified That It Is Not Collecting Data From India’s Controversial National ID Database

12/22: Merry Christmas, UK prosecutors: Here’s a special gift… a slap from the privacy watchdog

12/21: Bigmouth ex-coppers who fed media MP pr0nz story face privacy probe (UK)

12/20: Comms-slurping public bodies in UK need crash course in copy ‘n’ paste

12/13: UK.gov told: Your frantic farming of pupils’ data is getting a little creepy

12/12: Canadian Supreme Court Says Privacy Protections Apply To Sent Text Messages Obtained From The Recipient

12/12: Welcome To The Surveillance State: China’s AI Cameras See All

Tech:

1/22: Tech companies receive funding to boost privacy products

1/22: Microsoft Continues to Rethink Windows 10 Privacy and Data Collection Practices – New Tools Expected

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

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

1/21: Q&A: Samsung’s Alex Hawkinson on smart-home evolution

1/18: Less Than 1 in 10 Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication

1/17: Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android

1/17: Purism Says Its Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Will Use Wayland and i.MX8 ARM CPU

1/16: Researchers Uncover Android Malware With Never-Before-Seen Spying Capabilities

1/15: Twitter Says No, Hundreds Of Twitter Employees Are Not Reading Your DMs

1/15: BlackBerry debuts Jarvis software scanning platform at NAIAS

1/15: Bad news: A Spectre-like flaw will probably happen again

1/12: Meet Nextcloud Talk, World’s First Self-Hosted, Encrypted Communication Platform

1/12: Google pulls kids games containing AdultSwine malware

1/9: No tracking, no revenue: Apple’s privacy feature costs ad companies millions

1/5: These video-recording glasses are a privacy nightmare

1/4: Lenovo’s new laptops have clever built-in webcam covers so you can finally ditch the piece of tape

1/3: Anonymous no more: Reusing complex passwords gives your identity away

1/3: 2 Years Later, Security Holes Linger In GPS Services Used By Millions of Devices

1/2: Microsoft predicts 2018 will usher in a new era for tech companies sitting on silos of consumer data

12/23: Fleeing Google’s Apps and iOS, Mandrake Linux Creator Launches ‘eelo’ Project

12/22: Mandrake Linux Founder Announces Android OS Without Google Apps

12/20: Ghostery, uBlock lead the anti-track pack

12/14: IETF protects privacy and helps net neutrality with DNS over HTTPS

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

1/19: The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Ready, set, GDPR

1/18: Geared Up Podcast: Google’s answer to the Echo Show and an Alexa enabled toilet

1/15: Episode 15 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘Privacy’

1/11: Book World: In the shadows of a surveillance state

Privacy News Update, 10-17-17

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10/15: Telcos “selling realtime ability to associate web browsing with name & address”

10/12: Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on users

10/11: Man asks Alexa if he is being detained

10/11: Google Home Mini bug could make it record audio 24/7

10/7: Co-Parenting With Alexa

10/6: ‘Kids should not be guinea pigs’: Mattel pulls AI babysitter

10/6: Factions forming as Congress attempts to curb US spy power

10/5: How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it’s called the USA Liberty Act

10/5: Uber’s iOS app could have recorded your screen

10/4: Bipartisan group of lawmakers seek to impose new limit on NSA spy power

10/4: A web privacy expert lays out everything you need to know about the new rule that could upend the marketing business

10/4: Google dials up the creepy factor and targets families

10/3: Terror risks make tight security routine for world’s hotels

10/3: Facebook’s Privacy Feud With Austrian Heads to EU’s Top Court

10/3: Your Yahoo account info was definitely hacked — here’s what to do

9/29: How The Intercept Preserves Your Privacy

9/29: Mattel Gadget Listens to Babies, Setting Off Privacy Alarms

9/28: Q&A: How Apple’s Face ID facial recognition works

9/28: Google reports all-time high of government data requests

9/28: Apple reports most national security orders ever this year

9/27: Apple is opening up amid privacy questions about Face ID, personal data collection

9/27: Amazon Wants You to Wake Up With Alexa, and That’s Just the Start

9/26: Boffins take biometric logins to heart, literally: Cardiac radar IDs users to unlock their PCs

9/26: Tinder stores a scary amount of information about what you do, including your Facebook history

9/26: Signal Has a Fix for Apps’ Contact-Leaking Problem

9/25: Equifax’s breach is not its first brush with concerns over handling of personal data

9/21: Face ID can protect iPhone X from thieves, but not the law

9/21: Police need warrant to track cellphones, appeals court says

9/20: Apple Face ID: Is it Creepy or Cool?

9/18: Biometrics like Face ID are coming to your smartphone whether you like it or not

9/15: Verizon gives away cool freebies, as long as you give away your privacy

9/15: Google and Verizon are suddenly allies on California privacy bill

9/15: How One of Apple’s Key Privacy Safeguards Falls Short

9/15: Face ID and the Fifth Amendment: Can Cops Make You Open the New iPhone?

9/14: Microsoft Adds Cloud Security to Keep Out Hackers — and Government Snoops

9/14: Sen. Al Franken wants Apple to answer Face ID privacy concerns

9/13: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update shaking up privacy settings some more

9/13: Homeland Security hit with lawsuit over phone, laptop searches

9/13: Hey, Turn Bluetooth Off When You’re Not Using It

9/12: Sept. 12 Letters: Equifax proves need for privacy protections

9/12: How Secure Is the iPhone X’s FaceID? Here’s What We Know

9/12: Edward Snowden offers mixed review on Apple’s Face ID

9/8: Google tailors its privacy control tool for your phone, too

9/7: Smart cities? Tell it like it is, they’re surveillance cities

9/7: Wonder why Congress doesn’t clamp down on its gung-ho spies? Well, wonder no more

9/7: Street art project puts a price on your personal data

 

Local (PNW):

10/12: After massive email leak, the city scrambles

10/5: Supreme Court rules random urinalysis is unconstitutional

10/4: A Look at the Eastside Race that Abortion Coverage, Taxes, and Internet Privacy Hinges On

9/26: Why your ‘personal’ data is anything but: Q&A with Washington state’s first chief privacy officer

9/19: Glenn Greenwald in Portland: Q&A on privacy, the law and journalism

 

Govt (Fed):

10/16: Supreme Court will take up Microsoft email warrant fight

10/14: Intel leaders urge Congress to reauthorize NSA surveillance program

10/10: DOJ grows frustrated with tech firms over encryption

10/5: Bipartisan bill seeks to limit use of foreign surveillance

10/4: DOJ’s Rosenstein takes aim at Silicon Valley encryption

10/4: Senators: Tech firms didn’t take election meddling ‘seriously’

10/3: White House official: Let’s replace Social Security numbers

10/1: FBI doesn’t have to reveal iPhone hack details, judge rules

9/29: Feds asking Facebook for info on anti-Trump activists

9/28: US Homeland Security Says Tracking Social Media of Immigrants is Nothing New

9/26: Homeland Security plans to collect immigrants’ social media info

9/25: Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops

9/25: Government wants foreign surveillance authority renewed

9/21: Police use of ‘Stingray’ cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

9/17; Shadows of secrecy begin to spread across federal government

9/15: DoJ: Look! Google is giving up overseas data for warrants outside Second Circuit

9/13: Trump Administration Sued Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border

9/13: Intelligence director pulls national security BS on spying question

8/31: NSA enters stage two of its spying revival plan: Getting Trump onboard

8/25: NSA ramps up PR campaign to keep its mass spying powers

 

Govt (States & Cities):

10/17: LAPD wins OK to test drones despite privacy concerns

10/17: Commission approves controversial yearlong test of drones by LAPD

10/16: Georgia’s conservative Supreme Court: Compelled breathanalyzer tests violate state privilege against self-incrimination

10/5: Commissioner: Raid violated Oakland sanctuary city policy

10/5: Wisconsin Assembly committee to consider body camera limits

10/5: The Latest: Police support bill setting body camera policy

10/3: Civilian oversight panel hears guidelines for LAPD use of drones

9/29: Port Authority Must Face Officers’ Cellphone Search Lawsuit: NY Ruling

9/28: New Texas law criminalizes drone use near animal farms

9/28: Missouri officials push to expand address secrecy program

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

9/26: In North Carolina, police wear body cameras, but laws prevent the public from seeing footage

9/25: Loud talkers beware: Reno buses will be listening

9/22: Illinois governor vetoes data privacy measure

9/21; Wary of employee microchips, state senator proposes regulation

9/20: St. Louis police to get body cameras

9/19: Border agents want to search a traveler’s laptop and phone? Get a warrant

9/18: Nebraska city on the verge of regulating drone flights

9/18: Rhode Island lawmakers to vote on highway surveillance bill

9/18: California Democrats sell out online privacy in the dead of night

9/17: Ravens’ plan to give out DNA tests at home opener get delayed as company faces questions from state officials

9/16: Closely watched California Internet privacy bill dies in final minutes of legislative session

9/15: California Internet privacy bill could have nationwide sway — if it passes

9/13: New driver’s license requirements are coming to U.S. airports

9/1: US cops can’t keep license plate data scans secret without reason

 

Policy & Opinion:

10/17: Who can access your e-mails after you die?

10/5: The End of Privacy

10/5: Hey, IoT vendors. When a paediatric nurse tells you to fix security, you definitely screwed up

10/5: The Equifax Hack Started the Wrong Conversation

9/29: Here’s a way to make companies with large databases keep our info safe

9/27: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says companies need to take stances on controversial issues

9/26: How to Kill Fake Facebook Accounts and Preserve Privacy

9/24: A petition to demand accountability from the NSA

9/21; Driverless cars: safer perhaps, but professor warns of privacy risks

9/16: The phone that every stalker will want

9/14: Editorial: Privacy risk in self-driving cars? Senate has to fix that loophole in federal bill

9/14: Face fracas: We’re all worked up about the iPhone X’s Face ID

9/14: Apple’s FaceID Could Be a Powerful Tool for Mass Spying

 

Overseas:

10/18: EU says data privacy deal with US can be improved

10/17: UK spy agencies may be circumventing data-sharing law, tribunal told

10/6: Kuwait’s Constitutional Court: Mandatory DNA collection law is no good

10/6: Privacy concerns voiced over photo database link to real-time surveillance (OZ)

10/5: Australia approves national database of everyone’s mugshots

10/5: Turnbull denies new facial recognition measures amount to ‘mass surveillance’ (Oz)

10/5: Australia to use drivers license photos to create facial recognition database

10/4: Australia Wants All Citizens’ Driver’s License Photos, Citing Terror Fight

10/3: Australia to get in your face with facial recognition system

10/3: UK Says WhatsApp Lets Paedophiles and Gangsters Operate Beyond the Law

10/2: Spanish tech activists publish a “how-to guide for preserving fundamental rights on the Internet”

10’2: The London Underground thinks it can sell travelers’ attention and wifi data for £322m

9/28: Moscow Deploys Facial Recognition to Spy on Citizens in Streets

9/21; EU Official Says Privacy Shield Is Trust & Check Exercise

9/15: Spy-Camera Allegation Sure to Heat Up Ecuador Presidents’ Feud

9/14: Canada’s Mounties use a 6-year-old “interim policy” to justify warrantless mass surveillance

9/13: Cops’ use of biometric images ‘gone far beyond custody purposes’

9/11: Fitness Tracking Startups Are Sweating Due to EU Privacy Regulators

9/8: EU court must rule on legality of UK’s mass surveillance – tribunal

9/5: Spying on Worker Emails Gets New Hurdle in EU Court Ruling

9/3: This Chinese KFC lets you put your money where your mouth is

8/28: China to identify commentards with real‑name policy

8/25: India’s Aadhaar national biometric ID scheme at risk after Supreme Court rules privacy is a right

8/24: Biometrics watchdog breaks cover, slams UK cops over facial recog

 

Tech:

10/18: What the future holds for fitness technology

10/17: Self-driving Chevy Bolts will roam New York City streets next year

10/12: How to transform your home into a smart home

10/12: New sensor pill like a “Fitbit” you can swallow to monitor your stomach

10/6: Mattel’s Internet-of-kiddies’-Things Aristotle canned before release

10/2: Protect your home with Ring’s DIY security system

9/29: Qualcomm teams with Benchmark Electronics on wearable patches to monitor vital signs

9/28: Microsoft CEO Urges Tech to Focus on Self-Policing Not Regulation Fears

9/28: iOS apps can read metadata revealing users’ location histories

9/27: Is Face ID secure? Apple takes on lingering questions

9/26: Alexa and her kind let the disabled or illiterate make the web work

9/25: Levi’s, Google unveil $350 denim jacket that connects to smartphones

9/25: Here’s how to keep up with Nest’s growing smart home

9/22: As smart homes become smarter, tech companies rush to get in the door

9/21; Global privacy management software firm expanding in Atlanta

9/21: Apple makes it harder to track you online, ad industry has an aneurysm

9/21: Crime-fighting robot can detect weapons in a crowd

9/20: Nest Hello doorbell camera can recognize your face

9/20: Nest’s next product? The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

9/15: Microsoft adds cloud security to keep out hackers — and government snoops

9/14: Windows 10 Creators Update will add app-level privacy controls

9/12: Want to unlock the iPhone X? Just stare at it

8/31: Privacy-focused search engine DeepSearch slinks out of hiding

 

Books/Media/Misc:

9/30: The troubling surveillance state of Jeremy Piven’s tech visionary in ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

Privacy News Update, 6-19-17

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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, 4-2-17

Featured:

4/2: Verizon Insists That It Isn’t Going to Install Spyware on All of Its Android Phones

3/31: How Not to Protect Your Privacy Online

3/30: Can Amazon’s Alexa Be Your Friend?

3/30: The Founding Fathers Encrypted Secret Messages, Too

3/29: What the repeal of online privacy protections means for you

3/29: How to Hide Your Browsing History From Your Snooping ISP

3/28: How I Let Disney Track My Every Move

3/24: Who Owns Your Face?

3/24: How Do Google, Apple and More Stack Up When it Comes to Protecting Your Privacy?

3/24: How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

3/24: Instagram adds two-factor authentication, security features

3/24: Google wants to reassure you about government-backed hackers

3/23: Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it

3/23: Molecules on your cellphone can be used to invade your privacy

3/22: 11 Amazing — and Surprising — Uses of Facial Recognition Technology

3/22: Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines

3/22: Google Maps will now let you share your location, creating a whole new set of privacy concerns

3/22: Good News: Android’s Huge Security Problem Is Getting Less Huge

3/21: Encryption Won’t Stop Your Internet Provider From Spying on You

3/21: Crossing the Border? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Data From Searches

3/21: DNS lookups can reveal every web page you visit, says German boffin

3/20: What creepy stuff will your ISP do once the FCC allows them to spy on your internet usage?

3/20: Creating Technology by the People, for the People

3/17: An under-appreciated threat to your privacy: Security software

3/16: How smart cities are leading the charge for transportation and tech infrastructure

3/15: Federal privacy laws won’t necessarily protect you from spying drones

3/14: Scott McNealy: Your data is safer with marketers than governments

3/14: 18 Ways to Make Your Online Accounts More Secure

3/13: Google’s Allo app can reveal to your friends what you’ve searched

3/13: Government Snooping: In Real Life, It’s A Problem. On TV, It’s A Solution.

3/13: Facebook Pinky Swears It Won’t Let Anyone (Other Than Facebook) Surveil You

3/11: The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril on 28th anniversary

3/9: EFF presents: a guide to protecting your data privacy when crossing the US border

3/9: Your Hot Hands Can Give Away Your Smartphone PIN

3/1: How to Delete Your Online Existence, But Save All Your Data

2/28: After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor

2/16: Firefox Focus: The privacy browser

2/15: How to Secure Your Home From Corporate Snoopers

2/15: The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone

2/14: The Best Encrypted Chat App Now Does Video Calls Too

2/12: How to legally cross a US (or other) border without surrendering your data and passwords

2/9: Surveillance in Silicon Valley is hard to avoid

2/5: Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API

2/4: The FBI Is Building a National Watchlist That Gives Companies Real-Time Updates on Employees

1/26: 14 ways to keep your data safe on Data Privacy Day

1/25: 3 Document “To Do’s” to Protect Your Data Privacy

1/20: Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy In Trump’s America

1/6: Why Bosses Can Track Their Employees 24/7

11/15: How to pick the right secure messaging app for you

 

Local:

3/29: Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance

3/29: Washington gets extension on complying with federal ID law

3/29: Body-camera plan for Seattle police stalls over when officers can view video

3/22: At Flights & Rights, the ACLU Delivers a Literal Bar Exam

3/22: Tacoma hit with another fine for withholding Stingray record

3/21: Big cities see early benefits from the Internet of Things, and grapple with ongoing challenges

3/20: Boy meets artificial girl: My son got an Echo Dot, and here’s what he’s saying to Amazon’s Alexa

3/19: Navigating the age of kids and smartphones

3/8: Toothy smiles prohibited on Idaho driver’s licenses

3/3: Oregon lawmakers push to protect pot users’ info from US

3/1: Pullman council hears pitch for police drones

2/27: Seattle will give all police officers body-worn police cameras, despite privacy and discretion concerns

2/25: Don’t track drivers

1/24: Sawant moves to curb federal surveillance

12/20: What every website knows about you

 

Govt:

3/31: Court overturns probation condition limiting use of devices that contain ‘any encryption … software’

3/24: Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy

3/24: Tech Roundup: A Senate Vote Is Not the Final Word on Internet Privacy

3/24: Police officer accused of tracking ex with GPS

3/24: Maine ID bill gets key committee vote

3/24 Judge rejects challenge to Massachusetts wiretapping law

3/23: Senate Republicans voted today to kill federal privacy rules

3/23: C.I.A. Developed Tools to Spy on Mac Computers, WikiLeaks Disclosure Shows

3/23: Feds: We’re Pulling Data From 100 Phones Seized During Trump Inauguration

3/22: Congress To Get More Money To Scrutinize Government Surveillance and Spies

3/22: Bevin signs law allowing new drivers’ licenses

3/21: Top NSA Official Says Telephone Surveillance Should Have Been Disclosed

3/21: Legal Aid argues in court over release of NYPD data

3/21: State bill requiring California police to disclose surveillance equipment clears its first hurdle

3/20: Trump’s Russian Imbroglio Prompts Republican Rethink on Surveillance Law

3/17: Police in Minn. got search warrant for everyone who Googled person’s name

3/16: We’ve Brought These Stupid ‘Internet of Things’ Hacks Upon Ourselves

3/16: Legislators Want Trump to Repeal ‘Draconian’ ID Standards

3/15: CBP conducted more device searches at the border in Feb than in all of 2015

3/14: Secret Police Possible at Arkansas Capitol, Perhaps Colleges

3/12: A lesson from the CIA WikiLeaks dump: Encryption works

3/12: How The FBI Used Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance

3/11: Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

3/10: America’s spooks want Congress to extend massive spying powers but still won’t answer Congress’s basic questions

3/9: Bill would strip privacy protections from California students and teachers

3/9: FBI’s James Comey: ‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America’

3/8: TSA warns police agencies about its new airport pat-downs

3/8: WikiLeaks: Here’s how the CIA hacks your phones, TVs and PCs

3/8: Bill offering new drivers’ licenses clears Kentucky House

3/8: GOP senators’ new bill would let ISPs sell your Web browsing data

3/7: Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying

3/7: I spy with an iPhone: What tech’s open to the CIA?

3/7: Amazon hands over Alexa data in Arkansas hot tub murder case, but 1st Amendment questions remain

3/6: Microsoft Azure adds new data analytics, voice and facial recognition to its government cloud

2/24: Federal magistrate judge in Illinois rules that being forced to unlock your phone with a fingerprint could violate your rights

2/15: Bipartisan bill seeks warrants for police use of ‘stingray’ cell trackers

2/9: Microsoft Is Winning a Battle Against Government Surveillance

2/8: US Customs Won’t Tell Me Why It Seized Some Poetry Books

1/28: Twitter Releases FBI’s Potentially Unconstitutional Requests

1/24: New Mexico Legislators Looking To Add Warrants To The Stingray Mix, Curb Electronic Surveillance

1/18: Obama’s most enduring legacy may be the establishment of the modern US surveillance state

 

Policy:

3/27: The Coming Battle Over Surveillance

3/25: Perks, pitfalls of removing yourself from social media

3/24: Republicans Are Hellbent on Killing Off Internet Privacy Protections. Why?

3/24: Online privacy rights going, going …

3/17: Aboard the Genetic-Testing Freakout Bandwagon

3/17: How To Fight for Your Rights and Privacy Online

3/15: The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us

3/15: If vendors cannot keep a phone updated, why trust them with your household items?

3/14: UK public faces mass invasion of privacy as big data and surveillance merge

3/12: We have too many passwords. We only need one trusted, strong online identity.

3/9: TVs spying on us is just the tip of the iceberg. Is Congress ready to act?

2/5: Why the ‘smart’ employee trend should worry us

 

Overseas:

3/22: Coppers ‘persistently’ breach data protection laws with police tech (UK)

3/21: Home Office admits it’s preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance (UK)

3/21: No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme

3/21: UK Testing Out Drone Army to Beef Up Its Already Insane Surveillance State

3/19: Chinese Learn the Value of Privacy

3/16: Canada’s privacy watchdog probes US border phone seizures

3/16: Canada passed new laws making it even harder to fly drones for fun

3/15: India ID Program Wins World Bank Praise Despite ‘Big Brother’ Fears

3/14: New strategy to curb officials’ drone, phone and CCTV snoop jollies- (UK)

3/9: When will MPs do their jobs and protect our privacy? (UK)

2/24: Police told to delete on request millions of images of innocent people (UK)

2/9: Canadian Privacy in the Age of Trump

2/7: Did a Canadian Court Just Establish a New Right to be Forgotten?

1/11: Germany, France and the UK are moving the EU to continuous, unaccountable, warrantless mass surveillance

12/29: UK Councils Used Massive Surveillance Powers To Spy On… Excessively Barking Dogs & Illegal Pigeon Feeding

 

Tech:

3/24: When Fingerprints Are as Easy to Steal as Passwords

3/22: Starbucks teams up with Ford and Amazon to allow in-car orders via Alexa

3/21: New Technology Combines Lip Motion and Passwords For User Authentication

3/21: Microsoft’s Edge Was Most Hacked Browser At Pwn2Own 2017, While Chrome Remained Unhackable

3/17: Can a high-tech ski cap read my mind or tell me when I’m sick?

3/14: Recode Daily: Why Intel is spending $15 billion to get inside self-driving tech

3/7: What’s really in that Dropbox? Onehub enters data loss prevention market with Marshal scanning tool

2/7: AI Without the Costly GPU Chips? Seattle Startup Xnor.ai Sees a Way

 

Books/Media/Misc:

3/11: Charming animated short on The Power of Privacy

1/28/16: The Power of Privacy – film

1/20: 7 (more) security TED Talks you can’t miss

Privacy News update, 12-23-16

VERY SPECIAL: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy’s first issue available for download

Site: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

Direct link to PDF: Here.

 

Featured:

12/24: Cell-Tracking Case Appealed to Full US 7th Circuit Court

12/22: Daily Report: WhatsApp Is Embraced by World’s Immigrants

12/19: House report urges clearer guidance on cellphone technology

12/16: U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

12/16: Take control of your privacy in Windows 10

12/16: Study: Privacy safeguards for wearable devices are insufficient

12/16: Marketers, Here’s How Your Customers Feel About Privacy

12/16: 2016’s biggest privacy threat: Your phone

12/15: Find out if your Yahoo account was hacked (and what to do next)

12/15: Tor Browser 6.0.8 Lands with Important Security Updates, Tor 0.2.8.11 Support

12/15: Homeland Security fusion centers cut off from Dataminr, a social network monitoring tool

12/15: 14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you

12/15: Gmail scanning case reaches settlement

12/15: Protecting more than privacy in K-12 sector

12/15: Photographers And Filmmakers Call For Encryption To Be Built Into Cameras As Standard

12/15: Bruce Schneier’s four-year plan for the Trump years

12/14: Google just dodged a privacy lawsuit by scanning your emails a tiny bit slower

12/14: U.S. proposes requiring vehicles to ‘talk’ to each other to avoid crashes

12/14: The Wynn Las Vegas is putting an Amazon Echo in every hotel room

12/14: 200 imprisoned based on illegal cellphone tracking, review finds

12/14: James Clapper Has a Classified Blog. It’s Called “Intercept.”

12/13: When apps collect more data, outrage is powerful — sometimes

12/13: Snowden offers some tweaks to improve Twitter

12/13: Citi App users get more biometric authentication options

12/13: Ex-employees claim Uber continues unauthorized surveillance

12/13: Why Google, Microsoft and Amazon Love the Sound of Your Voice

12/12: This small Pennsylvania city packed with hundreds of cameras is like a mini-surveillance state

12/12: I took a tour of the popup store that shows how little privacy you actually have

12/12: Singapore’s ‘city brain’ project raises concerns about privacy?

12/10: Edward Snowden backers beam calls for pardon on Washington news museum

12/9: Wikipedia Lawsuit Against NSA Moves Forward With Judges Struggling to Understand Official Line

12/9: Twitter cuts off third surveillance firm for encouraging police to spy on activists

12/9: Kim, Soghoian sign on as TechCongress’ 2017 Congressional Innovation Fellows

12/8: Police Spy Tools Evolve Faster Than Lawmakers Can Keep Up

12/7: How to see all the personal information your browser is tracking

12/7: Drowning in Information: NSA Revelations From 262 Spy Documents

12/7: Blippar introduces facial recognition smartphone app

12/6: The Russian App That Has Destroyed Privacy Forever

12/5: Google Trusted Contacts Allows Users to Share Location in Real Time

12/5: Privacy Advocates Ask Uber To Reverse Decision To Track Users After Rides End

12/4: Snowden says Petraeus shared ‘far more highly classified material than I ever did’

12/2: Researchers figure out how to trick facial recognition systems

12/2: Cough syrup with GPS tracker helps police nab suspected pharmacy burglars

12/1: A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online

12/1: How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You

12/1: Uber Now Tracks Passengers’ Locations Even After They’re Dropped Off

11/30: Appeals Court Says Warrantless Use Of Stingray Devices Probably OK

11/29: Something Happened to Activist Email Provider Riseup, but It Hasn’t Been Compromised

11/29: The Internet Archive is headed to Canada to escape Trump

11/22: Twitter tells developers to stop making police surveillance tools that use its data

11/16: How to defend your digital rights: street protest edition

11/5: How to pick the right secure messaging app for you

11/3: How to keep your iPhone from tracking your location in iOS 10

10/17: How the feds justify collecting fingerprints to unlock everyone’s phones

 

Local:

12/16: As cars get more fuel-efficient, Washington state to test ‘road usage charge’ as alternative to gas tax

12/13: Pullman police want to go airborne with drone

12/12: State to test-drive charging drivers by the mile

12/8: New Head of Seattle FBI Office Believes We Still Live in a “Safe and Open Society”

12/7: Convicted FBI Sting Target Challenges Investigation, Domestic Surveillance; Ends Up With Nothing

12/7: Ready to be tracked at the grocery store? Amazon’s mini-mart raises new questions for digital privacy

12/1: Washington state lawmakers grapple with coming wave of self-driving vehicles

11/7: Seattle Police Department chooses Axon for body-worn cameras and digital evidence technology

10/25: Justice Department investigator fired over Black Lives Matter profiling scandal

 

Govt:

12/21: New York City Should Keep ID Data for Now, Judge Rules

12/21: Ohio to Mine Government Data for Answers to Tough Issues

12/16: House Intel committee chair: if top spies won’t come to us, we’ll visit them

12/16: Official seeks driver’s license list in voting rights case

12/16: FTC organizing privacy researcher meet up in January

12/15: Surveillance Oversight Board Was Fun While It Lasted, But That’s Pretty Much Over For Now

12/14: National Security Letters now accessible to public, Google announces

12/14: Florida court rules Americans must turn over passwords to the cops

12/14: Ex-CIA Director Says Snowden Shouldn’t Fear Trump

12/12: Groman: Still privacy work to be done under Obama

12/9: Snowden Leak Reveals NSA Spied on Air Passengers’ Phones, Internet Downloads

12/8: US government seeks more data on Apple customers

12/8: Prosecutor: Some Encryption a ‘Threat to Our Ability to Protect’ Americans

12/8: FTC holds seminar on smart TV privacy issues

12/7: USPS could help development of smart cities

12/7: Newly passed 2017 intelligence policy ‘muzzles’ privacy board

12/6: Ohio’s top court says police dashcam video is public record

12/6: Obama makes a push for transparency before handing over executive power to Trump

12/5: 9th Circuit upholds warrantless email surveillance of person in the U.S. communicating with foreigners abroad when the foreigners are the ‘targets’

12/2: Encryption app use rises 400 percent after Trump win

12/2: Librarians, digital archivers prepare for Trump-era surveillance

12/1: Internet Archive Successfully Fends Off Secret FBI Order

12/1: Gap Between Wiretaps Reported By US Courts And Recipient Service Providers Continues To Grow

12/1: A year after terrorist attacks, phone privacy laws unchanged – but watch out for Trump

12/1: New bill prevents companies from punishing users for negative online reviews

12/1: FBI Can Now Hack Computer Virus Victims, Suspects Located Anywhere With 1 Warrant

12/1: FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

11/30: DEA Paid Millions To Volunteers Searching Americans’ Luggage, Mail

11/30: Curbs on extremist online content threaten free speech: report

11/29: Government Officials Can’t Stop Spying on Their Crushes

11/27: Donald Trump’s surveillance state: All the tools to suppress dissent and kill free speech are already in place

11/17: America’s top spy, James Clapper, resigns ahead of Trump administration

11/17: America’s Top Intelligence Official Has Submitted His Resignation

 

Policy:

12/16: The Future of Privacy

12/14: iPhone user can be forced to produce the passcode to his phone, court rules

12/7: Tell Us: Have You Ever Been Hacked?

12/7: Op-Ed Trump will have wider spying powers than anything J. Edgar Hoover ever imagined

12/5: The flowering of voice control leads to a crop of security holes

12/4: Electric cars as part of the surveillance state

11/15: It’s Time to Move the Encryption Discussion Forward

11/2: Talking about mental health and data privacy

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

10/11: There is more behind the story of Yahoo searching its customers’ email

 

Overseas:

12/16: Thailand passes amendment to cyber law despite opposition

12/15: Digital rights group in Mexico releases telecom privacy report

12/15: Documents reveal how St-Laurent government extended secret Cold War wiretapping (Canada)

12/13: WhatsApp, Skype face tighter constraints under new EU privacy rules – draft

12/12: Roundup: Canada, Spain, Tunisia, US and more

12/9: Rio Tinto rules out drone surveillance of workers on Pilbara FIFO camps (Oz)

12/9: Google says it won’t give in to French demands on privacy rights

12/8: Extensive British Spying Throughout Africa Revealed in Le Monde

12/7: Revealed: Rio Tinto’s plan to use drones to monitor workers’ private lives (Oz)

12/6: Dutch police get OK to exploit zero-days: So will that just mean more surveillance?

12/6: Do Turkey’s police use social media monitoring to crack down on dissent?

12/6: Canada’s privacy commissioners urge more privacy in national security policy

12/2: RCMP want new powers to bypass digital roadblocks in terrorism, major crime cases (Canada)

12/2: Interior minister urges joining of national biometric database with ID cards (Israel)

12/1: Steep rise in police requests for Opal data to track people on NSW public transport (Oz)

11/8: French privacy row over mass ID database

11/3: Privacy complaint for fitness wristband makers

10/21: GCHQ tech leader’s plan to secure an entire country (UK)

 

Tech:

12/16: Health Wearable Devices and Apps Pose Consumer Privacy Risks

12/16: NIST seeks tech collaborators for privacy-enhanced ID project

12/15: Using big data, and privacy, to fight Zika

12/15: Evernote CEO downplays app’s privacy concerns

12/15: Are Santa cams the creepiest trend in holiday surveillance?

12/15: Self-driving cars are prone to hacks — and automakers are barely talking about it

12/14: The Great A.I. Awakening

12/14: New internet outrage: ‘Smart’ sex toy sent company details of its use

12/12: Ford’s recently published patent should freak you out a bit

12/9: The state of Michigan just made self-driving-car history

12/9: A ‘mystery device’ is letting thieves break into cars and drive off with them, insurance group says

12/7: Apple pushes further in mapping and location technology

12/6: Call for privacy probes over Cayla doll and i-Que toys

12/3: Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race

12/2: How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security

12/1: Deseat.me helps users delete online presence

12/1: Implantable medical devices can be hacked to harm patients

11/28: Teeny sensor system lets you effectively monitor electricity usage

11/23: Facebook is mailing $15 checks for using your photos without asking

11/17: Mozilla’s Firefox Focus wants to alleviate your mobile privacy concerns

11/16: The best web browsers for privacy, speed, and battery life

 

Books/Media/Misc:

12/2016: The most shocking internet privacy laws (video)

12/23: The Privacy Advisor Podcast: 2016, a recap

12/22: Codebreaker podcast: Signal

12/16: The Glass Room shows how little privacy we really have

12/7: Film adaption of ‘The Circle’ has its first trailer

12/5: Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable (NPR)

12/5: The Glass Room exhibit places emphasis on surveillance

12/2: Privacy Advisor Podcast: Amie Stepanovich talks fighting government surveillance

11/23: On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin

11/22: BBC World Service – Click: Pakistan Online Privacy

11/17: I Will Invade Your Privacy (In Ethical Ways) For Stories

10/15: BBC4 – Moral Maze podcast: Privacy

Privacy News Update: Nov 2016

Featured:

11/25: The Strange Case of Tennie White: Did the EPA Prosecute and Jail a Mississippi Lab Owner Because of Her Activism?

11/22: Passengers can track luggage to the carousel with smartphone

11/21: Court ruling means Snowden may testify in Germany

11/18: How Light Bulbs Watch You Buy Groceries

11/17: America’s Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future

11/16: Chicago puts sensors to work taking its vitals

11/15: Facebook’s WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy concerns

11/15: EPIC Sues FBI Over Biometric Database Records

11/14: Internet Freedom Wanes As Governments Target Messaging, Social Apps

11/14: When selling a smart home, follow these security tips

11/12: A 10-Digit Key Code to Your Private Life: Your Cellphone Number

11/12: State to test taxing drivers per mile (CO)

11/12: Security News This Week: What Trump’s Win Means for Cybersecurity

11/11: Do Your Parents Spy on You?

11/11: Privacy experts fear Donald Trump running global surveillance network

11/9: A madman has been given the keys to the surveillance state

11/8: Audit of Signal Protocol Finds it Secure and Trustworthy

11/7: Hackers and Law Enforcement Could Hijack Wi-Fi Connections to Track Cellphones

11/4: Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

11/3: The surveillance economy has 67 days to disarm before Trump is sworn in

11/3: How to keep your iPhone from tracking your location in iOS 10

11/3: A fake HP printer that’s actual an office-camouflaged cellular eavesdropping device

11/3: Google’s Chrome Hackers Are About to Upend Your Idea of Web Security

11/2: Drones, So Useful in War, May Be Too Costly for Border Duty

11/2: Facebook stymies Admiral’s plans to use social media data to price insurance premiums

 

Local:

11/7: Seattle Police Department chooses Axon for body-worn cameras and digital evidence technology

11/2: King County uses marketing data to send pet reminders

 

Govt:

11/19: Top Obama officials want Rogers removed as NSA chief

11/18: Ron Wyden on Trump’s agenda: ‘a wake-up call for potential abuse of power’

11/18: Trump’s CIA Director Wants to Return to a Pre-Snowden World

11/18: Without tech industry guidance, U.S. may resort to weakening encryption

11/18: US lawmakers introduce bill to delay enhanced government hacking powers

11/15: Google, Facebook, Twitter Ask Trump to Protect Strong Crypto

11/15: Judge orders FBI, CIA to disclose Occupy surveillance

11/14: Facebook Says Illinois Biometrics Law Unconstitutional

11/12: Surveillance Self-Defense Against the Trump Administration

11/11: Commander-In-Chief Donald Trump Will Have Terrifying Powers. Thanks, Obama.

11/10: Worries and uncertainty cloud outlook for digital privacy under President Trump

11/10: Terror-funding conviction in San Diego under fire over NSA phone data collection

11/7: Judge Who Approved Expanding NYPD Surveillance of Muslims Now Wants More Oversight

11/7: Amid Clinton Controversy, FBI Documents Show Why Americans Should Worry About Intelligence Gathering

11/7: State Bar does not have to disclose racial data, judge rules

11/5: Judge has ‘ethical and legal’ concerns over FBI’s massive child-porn sting

11/1: Pipeline protesters demonstrate through Facebook check-ins

11/1: Stamford police union seeks clarity on body camera use

 

Policy:

11/18: The unlimited potential of IoT and security challenges

11/18: The Internet Of Things Is Still Hackable as Hell

11/17: Turnkey Tyranny: Jamming the Lock on the Way Out

11/12: Shaken and stirred (from The Apologist)

11/10: Why we should worry about WhatsApp accessing our personal information

11/6: The Risk to Civil Liberties of Fighting Crime With Big Data

11/2: Facebook isn’t looking out for your privacy. It wants your data for itself

 

Overseas:

11/24: Privacy Commissioner says doctors faxing referrals is a problem (Canada)

11/23: Senator tables private member’s bill to protect journalists and their sources

11/23: Irish data regulator steps up Yahoo hack probe, waits on email scanning

11/22: German intel to monitor anti-government ‘Reich citizens’

11/22: Interpol: Use biometric data to find extremist fighters

11/20: Opinion – Canada’s national security oversight is among the weakest in the world: former human rights advocate

11/19: CBC Investigates – Taxpayers would have to foot bill for new high-tech police powers, wireless industry says (Canada)

11/19: ‘Extreme surveillance’ becomes UK law with barely a whimper (UK)

11/18: U.K. introduces most intrusive spying law in the ‘history of Western democracy’

11/16: CCTV cameras being switched off to save money, watchdog warns (UK)

11/16: CBC Investigates – RCMP boss Bob Paulson says force needs warrantless access to ISP user data (Canada)

11/15: RCMP want new powers to bypass digital roadblocks in terrorism, major crime cases (Canada)

11/11: UK privacy watchdog sends poison pen letter to Zuckerberg et al

11/11: The Risks of France’s Big New Database

11/9: Telefonica Deutschland CEO calls for debate on data privacy in Germany

11/8: French plan for biometric database of 60 million people sparks outcry

11/8: China’s new cybersecurity bill alarms human rights experts

11/5: Spy agency broke the law, so who should be held accountable? (Canada)

11/4: Lost Confidence: Why Trust in Canadian Surveillance Agencies Has Been Irreparably Harmed

11/3: Canadian judge blasts spy agency for illegally hoarding private data

11/2: Productivity Commission wants Australians to be given right to opt out of data collection

11/2: Privacy Commission wants new rights for personal data control (Oz)

 

Tech:

11/21: Why fingers make handy, if not foolproof, digital keys

11/17: Sea Hero Quest is of huge benefit to medical researchers. So what’s the catch

11/16: Do you need insurance for your drone?

11/11: Erasing the Past From Google Search

11/11: LeVar Burton on “Smart House” and the rise of AI

11/10: Internet-connected devices will always pose a risk, experts say

11/8: Facebook ‘pauses’ WhatsApp data sharing after ICO intervention

11/7: Boffins turn phone into tracker by abusing pairing with – that’s right – IoT kit

11/3: Mobile subscriber identity numbers can be exposed over Wi-Fi

 

Books/Media/Misc:

11/2016: Samsung highlights iris-scanning tech in new Galaxy Note 7 CNET News Video