Privacy News Update, Dec 2018

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12/29: Google Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Facial Recognition Software

12/28: How Data Collected in Warrantless Surveillance Ends Up Everywhere

12/28: We’re all Just Starting to Realize the Power of Personal Data

12/27: Get Ready for a Privacy Law Showdown in 2019

12/26: The Future of Crime-Fighting Is Family Tree Forensics

12/25: Why the FTC is taking a new look at Facebook privacy

12/25: ACLU suit seeks info from NSA

12/23: Why It’s Hard to Escape Amazon’s Long Reach

12/21: Inside the Pentagon’s Plan to Win Over Silicon Valley’s AI Experts

12/21: As Facial Recognition Technology Booms, So Do Privacy Concerns

12/21: North Carolina State Bar Launches Privacy Certification Amid Growing Cyber Focus

12/20: You Should Return the Amazon Echo You Bought and Get a Better Gift

12/20: 2018 ain’t done yet… Amazon sent Alexa recordings of man and girlfriend to stranger

12/20: Facebook Grapples With Another Privacy Scandal

12/19: The Datafication of Employment

12/19: Google Play Store Privacy Concerns

12/19: Facebook had a secret data deal with Amazon which flouted its own privacy rules

12/19: Facebook reportedly gathering personal data from Tinder, Pregnancy+, other apps

12/19: Even after you turn off Facebook location tracking, Facebook tracks your location

12/19: Facebook data-sharing partnerships with Amazon, Microsoft and other tech giants at the center of latest privacy scandal

12/19: Facebook admits that it allowed Netflix and Spotify to access your private messages

12/18: Facebook now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for advertising purposes, according to a report

12/18: American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops ‘cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport’

12/18: Start a online post, then delete it? Many websites save it anyway.

12/18: The Coming Commodification of Life at Home

12/17: Who’s watching you from an unmarked van while you shop in London? Cops with facial recog tech

12/17: Yes, Big Platforms Could Change Their Business Models

12/15: 6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

12/14: It’s Time for a Bill of Data Rights

12/14: Microsoft Says Windows 10 Isn’t Tracking Your Activity Without Permission

12/14: Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

12/13: At a New York Privacy Pop-Up, Facebook Sells Itself

12/12: How to Completely Block the “Secret” Activity History Tracking in Windows 10

12/12: Problems with facial recognition easy to see, hard to manage

12/12: All the Ways in Which Your Smartphone Can Track You and How to Put an End to It

12/12: Bulk surveillance is always bad, say human rights orgs appealing against top Euro court

12/11: The CEO of privacy search engine DuckDuckGo says Google uses location data that puts entire ZIP codes in politically biased ‘filter bubbles’

12/11: Surveillance libraries in common smartphone apps have amassed dossiers on the minute-to-minute movements of 200 million+ Americans

12/11: The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it

12/10: How to plan your smart home – and weigh privacy risks

12/7: Tech’s invasion of our privacy made us more paranoid in 2018

12/7: A former spy boss said Facebook could threaten democracy if it isn’t ‘controlled’

12/7: Microsoft says it’s time to get serious about facial recognition rules: ‘Laws and regulations are indispensable’

12/6: Could ‘1984’ become reality by 2024? Microsoft’s Brad Smith calls for regulation of facial recognition

12/6: The Technology 202: More than 200 companies call for a national privacy law

12/6: NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city

12/6: Rule the holidays using Alexa smart home technology (actually: DON’T)

12/5: Facebook Was Fully Aware That Tracking Who People Call and Text Is Creepy But Did It Anyway

12/5: Facebook’s UK Document Dump Suggests User Privacy Was Sacrificed for Growth

12/5: USPS is hemorrhaging billions a year and it might sell off the rights to your mailbox to turn a profit

12/4: Your face is your boarding pass at Atlanta airport

12/4: Microsoft, Mastercard propose universal digital identity program

12/4: A tip to keep your home address off the internet

12/4: Secret Service to test facial recognition tech around White House

12/4: An Eye-Scanning Lie Detector Is Forging a Dystopian Future

 

Local (PNW):

12/19: Vulcan plans to test AI security system on Seattle plaza, capable of scanning passersby for threats

12/7: Interview: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on privacy, regulating Big Tech and his presidential ambitions

12/2018: Oregonians among first in nation to sue Marriott for data breach

 

Govt (Fed):

12/30: Federal judge gives green light to patient privacy lawsuit

12/21: TSA Will No Longer Engage In Suspicionless, Cross-Country Surveillance Of Airplane Passengers

12/21: ACLU to feds: Your “hacking presents a unique threat to individual privacy”

12/18: The Cybersecurity 202: Senate Democrats launch new privacy effort to protect consumer data

12/18: Google Targeted by Consumer Groups Over Children’s Apps

12/13: FBI plans ‘Rapid DNA’ network for quick database checks on arrestees

12/12: Federal data privacy bill introduced by 15 US senators

12/12: Technology 202: Google hearing previews House Democrats’ plans to rein in Big TechTechnology 202: Google hearing previews House Democrats’ plans to rein in Big Tech

Govt (States & Cities):

12/28: Ohio lawmakers OK bill to clarify release of police video

12/27: Editorial: New York’s new suspects

12/19: Facebook Sued by DC Attorney General for Cambridge Analytica Privacy Violations

12/12: Schenectady cops to begin wearing body cameras next month

12/8: Data privacy and Connecticut voters

12/6: NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city

12/5: NYPD powers up drone squad and promises not to spy on people

 

Policy & Opinion:

12/29: Sounding the alarm on tech’s creeping dystopia

12/29: Malkin: Beware Silicon Valley Santas in the Schools NOTE: MM is generally beyond just being an idiot, but I have to agree with her on this one for the most part – #6

12/26: The Internet Became Less Free in 2018. Can We Fight Back?

12/23: Why Are We So Surprised by Facebook’s Data Scandals?

12/20: Violating our privacy is in Facebook’s DNA

12/19: MSNBC Analyst Compares Facebook to ‘Soylent Green’: ‘You Are the Consumable’

12/17: “Owning your data” will not save you from data capitalism

12/12: Modern privacy, beyond social media: Congress must think big

12/12: Google Glass Wasn’t a Failure. It Raised Crucial Concerns

12/8: We can’t own information

12/6: Facebook’s Dirty Tricks Are Nothing New for Tech

12/6: Commentary: Smart cities revolution is near

12/3: Why Amazon is a ‘bully’ and Facebook and Google are ‘the enemies of independent thought’

12/1: The Marriott data breach is a reminder that privacy concerns extend beyond tech

Overseas:

12/31: The Chinese government is putting tracking chips into school uniforms to watch every move kids make

12/19: US told to appoint a damn Privacy Shield ombudsperson already or EU will take action

12/17: Australia’s encryption laws are ‘highly unlikely’ to dragoon employees in secret

12/13: Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

12/13: China is now the greatest threat to Americans’ privacy

12/11: How Bike-Sharing Services And Electric Vehicles Are Sending Personal Data To The Chinese Government

12/10: The Guardian view on surveillance: Australia is giving too much power to the state

12/10: Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov’s digital bod has one simple solution: ‘Get over it’

12/8: UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have ‘evolved’…

12/8: GCHQ boosts powers to launch mass data hacking (UK)

12/7: Australia’s Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact Global Privacy

12/7: UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes

12/6: Be careful what you type in Australia. A new law will give authorities access to encrypted chats.

12/5: Awkward… Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts’ info, crafty PR spinning (UK)

12/5: Israel is selling spy software to dictators – and betraying its own ideals

12/4: The Cybersecurity 202: British intelligence officials propose way to access encrypted group chats

12/2: Trump disarms his own country while enabling China

Tech:

12/28: How to plan your smart home — and weigh privacy risks

12/13: Taylor’s gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy… fans can’t shake cam off, shake cam off

12/13: Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you’re sure you yelled STOP!

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

12/26: Interview: NYPL’s chief digital officer says public is better off when libraries are ‘risk averse’ about tech

12/6: Always Watching

Privacy News Update, October 2018

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10/27: Your DNA Is Out There. Do You Want Law Enforcement Using It?

10/26: Apple Face ID: Everything you need to know

10/26: New Documents Show Amazon’s Face-Scanning Tech for Cops Was a Headache From the Start

10/26: Hate lines? You could speed through the stadium or airport (in return for your personal data)

10/26: California Will Pause Net Neutrality Law for Federal Suit

10/25: How a 19th-Century Teenager Sparked a Battle Over Who Owns Our Faces

10/25: A former Facebook executive called out Apple CEO Tim Cook’s hypocrisy over privacy

10/24: Apple boss decries ‘data industrial complex’ while pocketing, er, billions to hook Google into iOS

10/24: Tim Cook Takes Aim at Companies That Stockpile Private Data

10/24: Alibaba Used Shoppers’ Data to Invent a Spicy Snickers Bar

10/24: CNET Asks: Do you trust ancestry sites to keep your DNA safe?

10/24: ACLU demands DHS disclose its use of facial-recognition tech

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

10/24: Sidewalk Toronto project loses privacy expert over data anonymization policy

10/24: Google Made It Less of a Pain in the Ass to Clear Your Search History

10/23: Every minute for three months, GM secretly gathered data on 90,000 drivers’ radio-listening habits and locations

10/23: This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise

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

10/22: Alexa, I Feel Sick … Can Big Tech Solve the Growing Crisis in Healthcare?

10/22: Now Apps Can Track You Even After You Uninstall Them

10/19: You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone’s web privacy

10/19: Anonymous Amazonian demands withdrawal of face-recog kit from sale

10/18: Facebook’s Portal Gets Even Creepier. 3 Things to Know Today.

10/18: How consumer technology is driving smart cities

10/17: Amazon has invested in its first restaurant operations startup, and it could reveal the future of Alexa

10/17: Most people don’t want to access government services with their mobile devices

10/17: This Startup Wants You to Control Your Own Data Again

10/17: Here’s how to find out how much data Apple has about you

10/17: Apple’s privacy portal now lets US customers download their data

10/16: TSA outlines plans to expand facial recognition use on domestic flights

10/16: Facebook Finally Admits That Its New Spy Equipment Can Spy on You

10/16: Facebook has admitted that data collected by its Portal devices could be used in targeted ads

10/15: Is it legal to use surveillance equipment in a house that’s on the market?

10/15: Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

10/15: Small privacy change for Google leads to big disruptions for startups

10/15: The Employer-Surveillance State

10/12: DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches as more people flock toward privacy

10/11: ‘Everyone Will Be Potentially Identifiable’: Booming DNA Testing Means No Identity Is Hidden on the Web

10/10: How to delete Facebook and Instagram from your life forever

10/8: Google’s Privacy Whiplash Shows Big Tech’s Inherent Contradictions

10/8: Radar speed road signs might be saving your license plate for later

10/8: Facebook Made You a Smart-Home Device, and There’s a Camera on It

10/8: IATA study reveals travelers want more automation, control and privacy

10/4: AT&T Claims It Wants Meaningful Privacy Rules…After Just Lobbying To Kill Meaningful Privacy Rules

10/2: Why you shouldn’t use Facebook to log in to other sites and apps

10/1: Why Cops Can Force You to Unlock Your Phone With Your Face

10/1: A web where the user has complete control of their data? Sounds Solid, Tim Berners-Lee

10/1: Location, location, location… technologies under the microscope

 

Local (PNW):

10/23: Spokane bans warrantless ICE and Border Patrol searches in private areas of city-owned property

10/22: Does public surveillance creep you out, or make you feel safer? Seattle wants your opinion on what it’s been doing

10/17: Seattle startup vets take on Google with Helm, a new $499 personal email server

10/8: Rep. Suzan DelBene and colleagues push for U.S. data privacy regulation

10/5: Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

10/4: Washington is now deemed fully compliant with REAL ID protocol

 

Govt (Fed):

10/25: Sen. Wyden Urges DHS to Adopt New Encryption Tech to Protect .Gov Websites Visitors

10/24: Ex spy bosses: Cyber-warfare needs rules of engagement for nations to promptly ignore

10/23: Amazon met with ICE officials over facial-recognition system that could identify immigrants

10/22: Amazon Lobbying Reaches Company Record Amid Pentagon Competition

10/17: Democrats Eye ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ If They Win the House

10/15: Elizabeth Warren and the Death of Genetic Privacy

10/15: Facial Recognition Is Coming to an Airport Security Lane Near You

10/10: Microsoft CEO Backs Federal Privacy Law Over State Efforts

10/10: Privacy advocates tell senators what they want in a data protection law

10/7: Bitter fight over Kavanaugh shadows a conservative court

10/5: A congressman pushes for an Internet Bill of Rights

10/1: FBI unlocked an iPhone X by forcing suspect to use Face ID

10/1: The Lie Generator: Inside the Black Mirror World of Polygraph Job Screenings

 

Govt (States & Cities):

10/27: Florida man won’t be compelled to reveal iPhone passcode, yet

10/27: Judge orders Memphis police to bolster surveillance policies

10/26: Ruling: Search warrant with wrong address can still be valid

10/25: ‘Autonomous Illinois’ promises economic benefit, public goods

10/24: Why does one California county sheriff have the highest rate of stingray use?

10/19: Orlando extends facial recognition pilot program

10/13: Law enforcement being told not to look at iPhone screens to avoid wasting a Face ID attempt, report says

10/12: New Pennsylvania law fines people for using drones to spy

10/8: Editorial: Red light cameras should get green light, yellow should be the approach (CT)

10/8: Vote ‘no’ on San Francisco Prop. B — it weakens transparency, does little to protect privacy

10/7: Savannah police preparing to put drones on duty

10/5: How Fremont police have quietly accumulated expansive surveillance tools

10/2: Missouri gets more time to comply with REAL ID Act

 

Policy & Opinion:

10/26: Commentary: Online privacy protection crucial

10/20: I used DuckDuckGo for a week instead of Google to see if switching to the privacy-focused search engine is worth it — here’s the verdict

10/18: Tech Founders’ Absolute Power Is Destroying Company Culture

10/17: In the future, not even your DNA will be sacred

10/13: With genetic-identity registries, it’s the end of anonymity as we know it

10/12: Opinion: If we’re going to regulate data, start with politicians

10/3: Tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.

 

Overseas:

10/24: Hong Kong Privacy Commission Expresses Serious Concern Over Cathay Data Leak

10/23: Tech Guru Bets Drones Will be `Gold Rush in the Air’ For Japan

10/23: Indie UK mobile carrier announces a Tor-only SIM that blocks unencrypted data

10/22: China’s Spy-Tech Star Needs Some Covert Help

10/19: The Cybersecurity 202: US tech firms slam Australian bill that could weaken encryption

10/19: Europe’s privacy laws are now so tough, they are taking names off doorbells in Vienna.

10/18: Police in South Korea Want People to Put Stickers on Their Phones to Curb Spycam Porn

10/18: Australia lawyers’ group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights

10/18: Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I’m not alone advocating freedom

10/17: Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

10/16: Google is trying to build a censored Chinese search engine, its CEO confirms

10/14: It looks like China just laid out how it wants Google to help it persecute its Muslim minority

10/12: GDPR stands for Google Doing Positively, Regardless. Webpage trackers down in Europe – except Big G’s

10/11: Bahraini Arab spring dissidents sue UK spyware maker

10/8: Google Wins Dismissal of Privacy Case Filed by IPhone Users

10/3: New Zealand can now fine you $3,200 if you don’t hand over your phone password at the border

10/3: UK.gov asks biz for ideas on how to ‘overcome’ data privacy concerns in NHS

10/2: Google’s plans for first wired urban community raise data-privacy concerns

10/2: New Zealand’s ‘digital strip searches’: Give border agents your passwords or risk a $5,000 fine

10/2: Civil rights group Liberty walks out on British cops’ database consultation

10/1: Let’s Make Tech Companies Earn People’s Trust: Editorial

 

Tech:

10/30: It’s been a week since engineers approved a new DNS encryption standard and everyone is still yelling

10/24: With 5G, you won’t just be watching video. It’ll be watching you, too

10/23: Apps are using “silent notifications” to track you after you uninstall them

10/21: BP Uses Borrowed Tech to Drive Billions in Savings

10/18: Biohackers Are Implanting Everything From Magnets to Sex Toys

10/14: Apple says ‘dangerous’ Australian encryption laws put ‘everyone at risk’

10/8: Facebook Wants New Video Chatting Device to Be Un-Creepy

10/8: Facebook Taps Growing Smart Speaker Market

10/8: Facebook Launches Video Device, Says Privacy is ‘Very, Very, Very Important’

10/7: Apple, Amazon deny report that Chinese spy chips infiltrated their hardware

10/7: Salmon Farmers Are Scanning Fish Faces to Fight Killer Lice

10/1: Location, location, location… technologies under the microscope

 

Books/Media/Podcasts/Misc:

10/24: Apple, Facebook support more privacy laws

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

10/2: EFF and McSweeney’s collaborated on a publication: “The End of Trust”

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

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

7/13: Securing Elections Remains Surprisingly Controversial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/7: How to delete your Snapchat account

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Local (PNW):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Govt (Fed):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Govt (States & Cities):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Policy & Opinion:

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

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

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

6/30: The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now

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

 

Overseas:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Tech:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/20: Cisco wants to balance privacy with security

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

 

Books/Media/Misc:

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

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

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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, 4-29-17

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4/6: Your Hair Now Reveals These Intimate Personal Details

3/17: This mortgage company aims to put user privacy first

3/17; Samsung S8 will use facial recognition for payments

3/16; Here are all the deals that Google’s AI lab DeepMind has made with the NHS

3/16: Once Again, Senator Wyden Wants To Know How Many Americans Are Being Surveilled By The NSA

3/14: IAPP members get new cookie compliance tool

3/14: The NSA’s foreign surveillance: 5 things to know

3/14: Google Assistant in Allo App Can Reveal Your Search History to Friends

3/13: Study: 90 percent of consumers have privacy concerns, but seek personalization

3/13: 7 Easy Ways to Stop Your Gadgets From Spying on You

3/13: Here’s what US Customs and Border Protection agents can and can’t do with your devices

3/13: ACLU: Facebook, Instagram publicly prohibit surveillance of users

3/13: You probably shouldn’t use public Wi-Fi — here’s what you should use instead

3/13: Berners-Lee cites privacy, fake news as biggest web concerns

3/10: EFF releases guide to help travelers protect privacy at the US border

3/9: Meet the sensors that could be watching while you work

3/8: With C.I.A. Hacking Revelations, How to Protect Your Devices

3/7: 8 tips to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

3/7: Here are 7 password tips to help improve your online security

3/7: Consumers are wary of smart homes that know too much

3/7: Amazon hands over Echo ‘murder’ data

3/7: If You Have A Smart TV, Take A Closer Look At Your Privacy Settings

3/6: Consumer Reports to consider cyber security in product reviews

3/6: Trumpocracy: Tracking the Creeping Authoritarianism of the 45th President

3/6: Design Jam to focus on privacy solutions

3/3: EFF: Data Collected From Utility Smart Meters Should Be Protected By The Fourth Amendment

3/3: ‘Smart billboards’ may be coming to a highway near you

3/2: Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

2/27: How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

2/23: How to scrub your private data from ‘people finder’ sites

2/14: Biometric tracking in the enterprise

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

1/18: So You Want to Protest: A Beginner’s Guide

 

Local (PNW):

3/17: Ron Wyden Says Americans Deserve to Know How Many Citizens Are Being Watched by Big Brother

3/15: City Of Tacoma To Pay $50,000 To Privacy Activist For Over-Redacting FBI’s Stingray Non-Disclosure Agreement

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

3/7: Washington CPO releases open-source privacy-law app

2/27: Council OKs Police Body Cams Despite Concerns

1/25: Sawant Blasts Secret Federal Surveillance Cameras on Seattle Utility Poles

 

Govt (Fed):

3/18: Privacy rights at border draw scrutiny under Trump immigration crackdown

3/17: Popped Pimp May Uncork Warrant Protection for Cellphone Location

3/16: U.S. judge rejects Google email scanning settlement

3/16: House bill would circumvent genetic privacy protections

3/16: Sen. Wyden, Rep. Lieu write to DHS over SS7 concerns

3/16: Markey, Welch propose legislation to regulate drone data collection

3/16: Spy Agency Requests Aren’t in Trump Budget Proposal

3/15: Advertising trade groups tell Congress to dump FCC privacy rules

3/14: FTC releases video on its alignment with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

3/10: Senator Asks DNI Nominee Coats for Answers on Section 702 Use

3/10: The House GOP is pushing a bill that would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

3/9: U.S. Congress may overturn Obama internet privacy rules

3/9: Bloomberg wins privacy case under section 32 of the Data Protection Act

3/9: Florida senator demands answers from Spiral Toys after cloud hack

3/9: ACLU challenges Facebook search warrant

3/9: CIA leaks bolster case for privacy treaty: UN expert

3/8: FBI Director Comey: “There Is No Such Thing As Absolute Privacy In America”

3/8: Comey: Strong encryption “shatters” privacy-security bargain

3/8: Republicans Starting to Think the NSA Has Too Much Surveillance Power

3/6: PCLOB’s future may be in serious jeopardy

3/6: Trump Administration Wants A Clean Reauthorization For NSA Surveillance

3/3: The data tool helping enforce Trump’s new immigration policies

3/3: US Congress Says NSA Still Hasn’t Revealed How Many Americans It Spied On

3/2: House Judiciary Committee considers reauthorizing Section 702 — cautiously

3/1: U.S. FCC blocks stricter broadband privacy rules from taking effect

3/1: White House supports renewal of spy law without reforms: official

2/27: New FCC Chairman Plans To Block Privacy Regulations

2/22: Federal Bill Introduced To Add A Warrant Requirement To Stingray Deployment

2/16: US legislation revived to curb warrantless geolocation tracking

 

Govt (States & Cities):

3/17: Maine senators ask Trump to repeal REAL ID elements

3/15: Kentucky Supreme Court to weigh privacy concerns with license plate readers

3/10: Survey rates states with best online privacy protections

3/9: Mass. lawmakers push for restrictions on use of sensitive driver data

3/8: Court Tells Cops They Can’t Use GPS Data Gathered After Suspect They Were Tracking Sold The Vehicle

3/3: New Orleans’ Police Use Of Body Cameras Brings Benefits And New Burdens

3/1: Judge allows facial recognition suit against Google to proceed

2/28: The shifting definition of personal information

 

Policy & Opinion:

4/11: REASONABLE DATA SECURITY? I GOT YOUR REASONABLE DATA SECURITY RIGHT HERE

4/4: There’s Nowhere to Hide on the Internet

3/18: Transparency is for government, privacy is for people

3/16; Tech in the Trump Era: Regulating Privacy, Immigration, Ethics

3/16: 10 Reasons You Should Still Worry About NSA Surveillance

3/16: Reining In Warrantless Wiretapping of Americans (research report)

3/6: ‘On Tyranny’ Explores New Threats Facing American Political System

3/6: Privacy pros and the ethics of big data tech

3/3: Privacy issues in 2017

3/3: What privacy pros can take away from Uber’s Greyball

2/21: True privacy online is not viable

2/15 Voice Privacy Experts: Careful, We’re Bugging Ourselves

 

Overseas:

4/11: Yahoo U.S. Email Surveillance Bothers EU Privacy Chiefs

4/10: U.K. Privacy Office Seeks Feedback on European Profiling Rules

3/17: ICO close to concluding investigation into DeepMind-NHS partnership (UK)

3/17: Agency monitors social media of citizens making large financial transactions

3/17: Albrecht: ePrivacy Regulation a step in right direction, but more work needed

3/17: House of Commons passes Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

3/16: New Zealand privacy commissioner proposes Privacy Act updates

3/16: Singapore PDPC newsletter talks enforcement issues, annual report

3/16: UK surveillance camera commissioner warns of big data, surveillance merging

3/16: Germany approves amendments placing greater emphasis on surveillance

3/15: Privacy commissioner investigating Canada Border Services Agency over electronic media searches

3/14: Mexico’s new public-sector privacy law

3/10: CIA surveillance dump could reveal Canadian snooping secrets

3/10: Germany surveillance: Security trumps privacy as video bill passed

3/10: APEC’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules set to ‘take off’(Asia-Pac)

3/10: EU reassured on U.S. privacy directive – source

3/9: Op-ed: Privacy needs to be priority with Aadhaar system(India)

3/9: PCPD releases compliance guide for privacy ordinance as an e-book(Hong Kong)

3/7: Google reported by Danish watchdog for unlimited data storage

3/3: The drones tracking wealthy officials (Ukraine)

3/3: Canadian airports to begin using facial recognition technology

3/3: When is data ‘about’ an individual?(Oz)

3/2: Government denies additional census privacy suggestions (Oz)

2/27: China Orders Every Vehicle In Region Troubled By Ethnic Unrest To Be Fitted With Satnav Tracker

2/10: UK Police Spy On Journalists At Small Town Paper, Gather One Million Minutes Worth Of Call Data

 

Tech:

4/3: Future Teens Will Probably Have Better Fake IDs Than We Did

3/16: Why GM invites ethical hackers to try and hack its cars

3/16: Samsung just accidentally confirmed a huge Galaxy S8 feature

3/16: Swatch to launch Swiss smartwatch operating system by 2018

3/15: Can a sex toy spy on you?

3/15: Intel bets on selling Mobileye data, with maps a first test

3/14: Facebook bars developers from using data for surveillance

3/13: Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

3/10: Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks

3/10: Cadillac’s new sedan will be the first V2V car on the market

3/9: IBM technology moves even closer to human speech recognition parity

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

3/8: Biometric monitors bring fresh privacy concerns to pro sports

3/7: Nest Adds Two-Step Verification for Users

3/3: This app uses machine learning to help users find the best privacy settings

3/1: Carnegie Mellon seeks orgs to sponsor privacy engineering projects

2/28: There’s one big problem with voice assistants — Amazon and Google are racing to fix it

2/28: AT&T and GE are planning to deploy smart streetlights

2/9: Google Has Sent Android App Developers A Privacy Ultimatum

 

Books/Media/Misc:

3/16: On the Wire Podcast: Chris Camacho

3/15: Opposing Views on What to Do About the Data We Create

3/14: Turow discusses new book on surveillance and shopping

3/9: Web con: ‘Introduction to US Privacy Law’ (webinar)

3/8: ‘The Privacy Paradox’ challenges listeners to take control (podcast)

3/7: Digital Natives or Digital Exiles? (BBC Panel Discussion)

3/3: Howard Schmidt: Defender of security and privacy

3/3: Harvard researchers release ‘Open Data Privacy Playbook’

3/1: On the Wire Podcast: Gary McGraw

2/27: Privacy Paradox: How To Gain More Control Over Your Data (podcast)

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, 7-2 (2 of 2)

hopefully this catches things up. have a great Fourth and emphasize FREEDOM – it’s what the 4th *means*…..!

Featured:

7/2: Springfield hospital among hundreds with multiple privacy complaints

6/30: Uber is going to start tracking how people drive through its app

6/30: Document spells out FBI rules to get journalists’ phone records -article

6/30: US Courts wiretap report: Smartphones impact, encryption confounds

6/29: How to see everything Google knows about you

6/28: Hillary Clinton backs controversial encryption commission in new tech-policy agenda

6/27: A scientist installed cameras around ‘no trespassing’ signs at a beach to see how people reacted and was pleasantly surprised

6/27: Google beats children’s web privacy appeal, Viacom to face one claim

6/26: Transit Agency Ends Audio Recording on Light Rail Vehicles

6/26: Browse Free or Die? New Hampshire Library Is at Privacy Fore

6/23: Warrantless breath tests are okay after drunken driving arrests — but warrantless blood tests are not

6/22: Mark Zuckerberg covers his webcam with tape, and so should you

6/21: With facial recognition tech on the rise, is it time to delete all your selfies?

6/21: Internet-rights groups launch protest over expanded FBI hacking powers

6/18: How Apple plans on making features smarter while balancing privacy

6/17: Foggy on Police Transparency

6/16: What the FBI isn’t saying about its facial recognition capabilities

6/16: Consumer Groups Say AT&T, Comcast Violate Privacy Law By Hoovering Up Cable Box Data Without Full User Consent

6/16 There Is No Such Thing as Private Data

6/16: Fed watchdog raises questions about FBI facial recognition accuracy, privacy

6/14: 1 in 3 shoppers will never use beacons in stores

6/11: Amazon Will Sell You a Super Cheap Phone (At the Cost of Your Soul)

6/10: Your password is definitely going to get stolen so please do this to protect yourself

6/10: How to Fix Your Privacy on Android

6/6: This is how Silicon Valley’s most secretive startup makes money

6/6: Tesla may be sharing data with the government to help advance regulation on autopilot vehicles

6/5: Edward Snowden responds to NSA correspondences released to the public

6/3: FTC Warns of Security and Privacy Risks in IoT Devices

6/3: How to Lock Down Your Privacy Settings on iOS

6/2: Your Data Is Forever

6/2: Google voice search is recording conversations people have around their phones — here’s how to delete the files

6/1: Stung By Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets

6/1: Security researchers stop disclosing vulnerabilities after FBI raid on fellow researcher

6/1: Facebook reportedly plans to make it impossible for the police to read your messages

5/27: FBI raids dental software researcher who discovered private patient data on public server

5/24: FTC commissioner: Mandating encryption backdoors ‘is a terrible idea’

5/17: It’s trivially easy to identify you based on records of your calls and texts

5/16: New batch of Snowden’s leaked NSA docs are now available to the public

5/16: If You Clicked Anything Online, Google Probably Knows About It

4/27: Thank Snowden, As NSA Estimates He Singlehandedly Sped Up Encryption Adoption By 7 Years

 

Local:

6/30: Portland Redditors Rally Around “Drone Man,” Who Plans to Monitor More Homeless People From the Sky

6/29: Hobo Pirates Fire Gunshot at Drone Filming Their Willamette River Boat Camp

6/14: Seattle, cloudy with a chance of technology upgrades

6/13: Judge blocks Seattle from disclosing FBI surveillance info

5/6: Unmanned drone smashes into Seattle home

4/15: Oregon Department of Justice Civil Rights Chief Intends to Sue His Agency Over Black Lives Matter Surveillance

 

Govt:

7/1: US Customs Wants Foreigners to Provide Social Media Details When Entering the US

7/1: Leak Reveals Secret FBI Guidelines That Basically Give Them Free Rein To Spy On Journalists And Sources

6/29: Should Border Agents Scroll Through Foreigners’ Facebook Profiles?

6/30: House Committee Report Slams Proposed Encryption Legislation

6/28: U.S. senator, opposing FBI email data grabs, places hold on spy bill

6/28: States Offer Privacy Protection For Young Adults On Parents’ Health Plan

6/26: Gun owners to have special place in FBI biometric database

6/24: Judge Says FBI Can Hack Computers Without A Warrant Because Computer Users Get Hacked All The Time

6/23: High Court Limits Drunk Driving Test Laws

6/22: Senate votes down proposal to expand FBI surveillance powers

6/22: FTC Settles With Mobile Ad Firm InMobi Over Tracking

6/20: Supreme Court Knocks A Little More Off The 4th Amendment; Gives Cops Another Way To Salvage Illegal Searches

6/19: Few Utah Police Report Drone Use, Cite Tough FAA Regulations

6/3: Will the Constitution Protect Your Next Smartphone?

6/9: Cops can now seize people’s cash by scanning their prepaid cards

6/1: Tech companies are banding together to fight the FBI’s biometric program

6/1: 4th Circuit Appeals Court Rolls Back Its Warrant Requirement For Cell Site Location Info

5/25: Congrats, FBI, You’ve Now Convinced Silicon Valley To Encrypt And Dump Log Files

5/24: Apple, Facebook, other major tech players push Senate to pass email privacy reform

5/5: When A Fingerprint IS The Password, Where Does The Fifth Amendment Come Into Play?

5/3: National Intelligence Office’s Top Lawyer Fires Off Spirited Defense Of Bulk Surveillance, Third Party Doctrine

4/22: FISA Court Rejects Arguments By First Public Advocate To Argue NSA PRISM Backdoor Searches Are Unconstitutional

 

Policy:

7/1: Sports Authority’s sale of customer data raises privacy questions

7/1: When Should Hacking Be Legal?

6/29: New Rules for Drones

6/28: The 24 ways we’re tracked on a regular basis reveal something disturbing about the future

6/18: Workers May Soon Have To Share Health Data — Or Pay A Penalty

6/10: After Trump’s Proposed Boycott of Apple, GOP Says Encryption Is The Bedrock of Security

5/27: The imperfect surveillance state

5/13: Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to

5/4: Encryption, Privacy & Free Speech: An April Recap

 

Overseas:

7/2: Encryption creating a barrier for police, documents suggest

6/30: Japan’s top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country’s Muslims

6/30: Facebook wins privacy case against Belgian data protection authority

6/29: This alarming government video says ‘when you travel, you have no privacy, and all your communication might be watched’

6/29: Is Edward Snowden Trying To Get Vladimir Putin’s Attention?

6/27: China moves closer to adopting controversial cybersecurity law

6/24: The Latest: UK Exit Could Weaken Privacy Protections

6/24: EU, United States agree on changes to strengthen data transfer pact

6/23: Russia’s Problem (According To Russian Politicians): Not Enough Mass Surveillance

6/23: Russia Wants Encryption Backdoors in Telegram, WhatsApp, Viber, Allo, Others

6/22: This Russian technology can identify you with just a picture of your face

6/17: Poland To Massively Expand Surveillance, Reduce Civil Liberties

6/16: Scottish Law Enforcement Also Apparently Hooked Up To NSA/GCHQ’s Data Firehose

6/10: Wikipedia warns against French attempt to extend EU privacy law globally

6/10: Communications Show GCHQ’s ‘Oversight’ Talking Itself Out Of Performing Any Sort Of Oversight

6/8: SECRET REPORT: UK spies have more data than they know what to do with

6/8: UK Parliament Ignores Concerns; Moves Snooper’s Charter Forward

6/7: German privacy regulator fines three firms over U.S. data transfers

6/7: The Home Office Is Accessing Thousands Of People’s NHS Data To Trace Illegal Immigrants

6/7: British parliament’s lower house passes controversial surveillance law

6/6: Here’s why people are so worked up about the ‘Snooper’s Charter’

6/3: Investigation Shows GCHQ Using US Companies, NSA To Route Around Domestic Surveillance Restrictions

6/1: This police camera can spot drivers texting from nearly a mile away

5/31: Top European privacy official says E.U.–U.S. data-transfer deal still needs work

5/23: Indian leader frames encryption as cybercrime concern in meeting with Apple CEO

4/26: Constitutional Court Throws Out Surveillance Law In Georgia (The Country)

 

Tech:

6/30: How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings

6/30: Any links shared on Facebook Messenger can be viewed publicly—and Facebook says it’s not a bug

6/29: Facebook made a huge U-turn and says it doesn’t use location data to suggest friends after all

6/28: Google Offers New Way for Users to Manage Ads, Personal Data

6/28: Can smartphones help improve heart attack treatment?

6/27: The hidden security features in buildings that you never noticed

6/21: Workers Find Safe Spaces In Private Slack Channels, But How Safe Are They?

6/10: This startup will scrape your Facebook data and then sell its reports to landlords

6/9: National Intelligence office wants to perfect the art of security deception

6/8: The trick that let hackers keep tracking Waze users after it was ‘fixed’

6/4: 6 simple WhatsApp tricks for beginners

6/2: This $17,000 Android smartphone claims to be the ultimate in personal security

5/26: Despite anger from privacy advocates, Netflix shows no sign of ending geo-blocking and VPN ban

5/18: The future of biometrics is coming–but not without risks

5/10: This browser is offering iPhone users a free, unlimited virtual private network

3/30: Announcing: the Inaugural Class of PitchFestNW 2016!

 

Books/Media/Misc:

6/30: Edward Snowden Will Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Privacy,’ via Video

6/24: Illuminating the ‘Dark’ Web and Content Monitoring

6/15: On the Wire Podcast: Rich Mogull on Apple Differential Privacy

6/15: Review: In ‘Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet,’ Moral Vision and a True Believer’s Zeal